Saturday, March 8, 2014

Day 67: Challenges

This morning I got my two older sons ready to go to Korean Class, all the while listening to them complain about getting dressed, going, and doing the work it involves.  This morning I left my house with the attitude and thought that this would be our last semester participating. 

It's hard to give up every Saturday morning for a semester, and it's hard to do the extra work, and it's inconvenient.

But luckily today that was all challenged. 

Today we had an adult adoptee from Korea give a lecture on the cultural identity of Korean American adopted children that are being raised by White Americans.  Of course his title was 20 words longer and had a lot of complicated language, but I just summed it up in the simplest way possible. 

Everything he brought up was something I had thought about in the past - which is part of the reason I was there in the first place.  I guess the problem is that until now I've only been doing a lot of thinking - and quite a bit of thinking that what I was doing wasn't really appreciated by my son or important to him.

But this speaker today challenged that. 

Today I am thankful for people who are passionate enough to challenge the norm.

I wish I could go into more details here, but my brain is fried.  Perhaps I'll have the energy to write about it again very soon.  Until then I have a lot of thinking over to do.


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Dear, weary Tiffany,

I would love to hear much more about this Korean class, and I do hope that you will find the energy and time in the future to go into some detail. Hope you will find some times of rest on this most beautiful Sabbath!