(NEWSER) – In her first interview since she was rescued, Hannah Anderson talks about her ordeal—and explains why she sent letters to family friend-turned-kidnapper James DiMaggio, which were later found in his burned house. At the time, she was having problems with her mom, Hannah said during an interview on this morning's Todayshow. "Me and him would talk about how to deal with it," she said. "And I’d tell him how I felt about it. And he helped me through it. They weren’t anything bad. They’re just to help me through tough times." As for the text messages she exchanged with DiMaggio on the day of her kidnapping, she was just explaining where he should pick her up from cheerleading camp, she said.