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The biggest gift my mother gave me is to know how to be independent. She always threw me in a situation where I needed to figure things out and move on. Mother always empowered me and reminded me that I am capable: I can do anything. And I do it well. I may be even the best of all. Ego? Naaa. She taught me to trust myself of doing anything and I do it well and I may be the best of all so I was able to be independent. Always.

In Seoul, My mother used to send me off to a public bath house just myself  with a bag of shampoo, conditioner, soap and a towel . I was 6 years old. She gave me something like $7.00 then so I could pay the entrance fee and also buy a cold milk if feel hungry or get tired during my weekly visit to the bath house. Of course it was much safer then than now for a kid to walk around and do things, but this was kind of thing that most of other moms would not do even then. I was already independent. I was already doing things. Growing up as a little kid, I never had someone come to pick me up when there was an unexpected heavy rain. No umbrella.  I knew we were poor and my mother always worked. So I learnt to deal with things. I walked home. Rain would dry. I was more looking forward to a warm bath after I got home rather than worried about the rain.

Careless mom? Naaaa. I always knew my mother trusted me. She trusted me about my career path. She trusted me about Emiliano. She trusted me that I could figure things out. Right there, that empowered me to carry my life on and now, I am a 38 year old woman and a mom who is confident and independent and yes I know how to figure things out and I do it well.

Mom, you should be proud of yourself! Look how you raised me! You taught me and showed me the most priceless quality that I could have ever asked, and I have it in me, Mom.  That is Independence. Like I know you will survive in a middle of desert left alone, I will too, Mom.

I’ll figure it out. I love you mom. Happy Mother’s day to you..!!!!!!!

IMG_25821977, When I was 5 years old. Walking into the Kindergarten birthday party. I was bit shy. Mom So Stylish!!


IMG_2453Mom, Dad and Brother. Mom looking amazing here.

IMG_2464 Early morning of my wedding day. 1999, Italy


IMG_2478A moment with mom, Emi and Me. Before the wedding dinner.





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  1. susy casarosa on May 10, 2010 9:50 am

    è proprio bello quello che hai scritto sulla mamma i figli si amano infinitamente più della nostra vita stessa ma vanno lasciati andare per la sua strada anche se non è facile perchè vorremmo sepre proteggerli e spesso sbagliamo perchè non riusciamo a farle prendere il volo io forse sono una di quelle ma in fondo al mio cuore spero di essere una buona mamma e di fare il bene dei miei figli con errori e no dell resto nessuno ci insegna il mestiere di genitore

  2. carolina on May 10, 2010 3:00 pm

    I loooove those pictures! Beautiful!!!

  3. jaehee on May 11, 2010 3:36 am

    Being a mother is amazing to your child. i know I create and shape Gael’s Life somehow but again it’s a; upon him. But I can plant something in him like my mom did to me.

  4. jaehee on May 11, 2010 3:37 am

    Suzy, You Are absolutely right! Happy mothers Everyday to you!!!!