I recently learned about my grandmother's story during her funeral. What did my grandma go through as a young woman? And how was her relationship with my mom, that shaped my mom for who she is, as a mother to us?
Were there times when you felt needy and weak, and hope someone could give you a hug or take some of the burden/responsibilities away? Therefore you took your chance and decided to be vulnerable. You asked for help, or reached out for affection. Congratulations! That took massive amount of courage! How did it feel? What I want to talk about is, what's next? Many of us thought that by mustering the courage to reach out, our loved ones would swoop us in their arms and whisper sweet things until...
For past 6 weeks, I spent 2 hours weekly with a group of delinquent female youths for a public speaking program - SPEAK, by Architects Of Life (AOL). This is a long post that shares about my reflection on the youths that I worked with, the program and myself.