I am writing my message to you in a form of a letter because I want to tell you a story of one of the most important memories in my life.
The story that I wanted to tell you happened when I was pretty young. I think I was still in college and hoping to graduate and get a job to support our family.
It was also at this time that I realized that music, art and theater was something that I would pursue if I had an option. There is just something about music, art and theater that makes my heart alive. It was like playing a broadway music helps me to see things clearer, it helps me to think and find new ideas. And because of that, I dreamed of going to America. Specifically to New York – where dreams are made of. 🙂
I was spending some time thinking about it. Calculating how much it will cost and how long it will take me if I start saving money. The more I think about it, the more it felt like I had zero chance of going there.
Until one day I remember feeling hopeless and asked you this question.
“Mommy, do you think I can go to America?”
And you answered without hesitation: “Of course I believe that you can go there. You can do/achived everything that you dreamed of.”
Do you remember that conversation Mommy?
I always remember that. I always remember that especially whenever I am faced with difficult situation and I would want to quit and give up.
Fast forward to present day. I’ve been to those places I told you about when I was young. I’ve watched a broadway musical, walked the streets of new york and was fortunate enough to travel other parts of America and Europe.
I have to thank you for that Mommy. Thank you for teaching me how to persevere and to be patient. Thank you for always believing in me and for letting me go to pursue my dreams.
I know letting me go wasn’t easy for you and sometimes you worry about me. But I want to let you know that I am okay. I am pursuing a dream that is bigger than myself. Trying to finish a race that God has set before me and I had never been so sure of where my life is headed until now. And I’m sorry that it entails me living a million miles away from all of you.
I am missing you and everyone terribly. But God has been good to us that He has given us a chance now where you and everyone can go here often and I can come home as often as I want. We just need to wait for six more months. 🙂
I am also sure that Alou is doing a great a job of being a mom to Cody and Spot because you had taught her well.
Happy Mother’s Day.