Your letter is very thoughtful. I had noticed that you’ve been through a bit of a trough, and I’m glad you let me know what it up. Life is a very bumpy place. For many people it is especially rough these days. I am sure you will catch up with your work and sort this all out. You are a very bright and talented fellow. I’m looking forward to seeing you go though your college years here. If I can help, let me know. Meanwhile, you can depend on my understanding.