I received a gift the other day from a mom whom I see when I drop of my kids at Tae Kwon Do. Her son, and my two boys, became friends long ago when I was a teacher, and they attended the same school together. The three of them have become great friends, and Little Bit gets herself right into their mischief too.
The mother is from Korea and very difficult to understand, but that has not stopped our friendship, and has actually helped me to become a better listener. When I have to focus so much on what she is trying to say, I block everything out, and concentrate solely on our conversation. She has recently gone through a very difficult time, and I have tried my best to help her in many different ways. I feel like it isn’t enough most days, and wish I could do more. The other day she surprised me with the most touching gifts. I know she cannot afford much as a single mom, and honestly, I never help her to receive something in return, so I know these gifts were from the heart. She said I needed to relax so she got me some lollipops from Korea, some facial masks, a hair tie and a tea mug.
Words cannot express how this made me feel. I have a sincere and loving friendship that has crossed cultural boundaries, and has sparked love and understanding. I am so grateful for the chance to know her and her son, and be a “family” with them.
Thank you so much for the heartfelt gifts and the sincerity behind them!
I feel so loved.