You remember a few months ago when I visited Tokyo and got to spend time with my dear student Tamami's mother, Masako.
This week Masako has repaid the favor. She is visiting Conway on the occasion of Tamami's graduation. And she brought gifts for my children. I'can't describe how kind and generous she's been to them, even having never met them.
On Tuesday she did get a chance to become acquainted with Cady Gray. Tamami urged me to bring CG to Knitwise, our crafting club. Masako had a surprise for her.
It's this beautiful kimono, complete with a matching bag containing a tiny bunny doll which is itself wearing a kimono and carrying a bag ... I'm not sure how far down it goes.
Aren't they beautiful? Am I not lucky to have a student who loves my daughter, who shares that love with her mother, who works so hard to bring special things from halfway around the world?