This woman's story of courage is very moving. Obviously her faith in her god kept her calm under pressure. Or it could also be the phone call she received just before the situation began just putting life into perspective. She spoke calmly to the intruder, she resigned herself to the situation and let rationality take over. Be a calming presence, don't talk too much, listen.
I had to put the book down, though. I got really emotional when all was safe and she was explaining what was happening just past the office door. Brought tears of joy to my eyes, literally. I will finish the last chapter or two alone, at home, just in case I need to let the tears flow.
Bravo to this brave woman. In the face of the intruder and her personal life.