Today was the cherry-blossom viewing party at the infant-home where Kenta was accommodated before.
I make a regular visit there with Kenta every year. When he got out of the home, we were a little worried about how he would behave toward the child-care specialist. In fact, when he was 3 years old, I remember he was still hugged by this specialist in charge, and I felt it couldn't be helped, and I was with the mixed emotion then.
Well, I said " Time is up, let's get back home. " Surprisingly, he didn't look back and we were on the way back home....Then, I said to myself " I was relieved to know that Kenta's home sure enough belongs where his Papa and mama are available at hand"....We were, as the parents and the child, gradually becoming confident of building the family structure in this way.
Kenta had only a vague memory about his infant-home, but he remembers his child-care specialist in charge by her name, and he used to say..."I would like to see her and want to show off how I grew big"...Now he doesn't talk much about her any more, though.
As we wanted to hand over a letter to the child-care specialist at the cherry-blossom vewing party, I had Kenta write a letter to her....
------"How are you? I became 2nd grader of elementary school...from Kenta"
She was impressed and pleased with the letter...."Wow, I can't believe I got a letter from Kenta ! Even with some Kanji (Chinese characters) in it..Grown up...Not a baby any more".....
Kenta was brought into the infant-home when he was only a month old from birth, and was well taken care by this child-care specialist. Although Kenta will forget about the home as time passes by, I sure want to keep on delivering my messages that, without the help of this specialist and everyone involved, he wouldn't make/come all the way to this point of his growth......