Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Purpose #6


To learn from children. I had my first international experience while teaching English in China to young kids when I was 20 years old. I don't think anything could have prepared me for the experience I was about to have. Those kids (even being 10-13 year olds) loved me. It was one of those defining moments in my life where I really felt I learned to love. I never knew how much children could touch my life. Never. I love the children in my life. My nephews, who are so dear and so important me teach me everyday. They love their Auntie Erin, and don't care how imperfect I am. It's a trait I hope to learn.
After China, I was able to teach English in Russia as well and open my heart to yet another group of children across the world. How blessed I was, and blessed I continue to be!

5 comments:

karen louise said...

You are so right...little kids just love..no matter what..no matter who or what you are, they just love. And you always feel accepted by them!!!!!

Ashley said...

I love your purposes, and love reading your blog. Sometimes I'm in such a hurry - keeping up with my four little girls - that I don't get to comment but I love peeping in...

I was telling my mom this morning how great our neighborhood was (and ward) and all the special people who touched our lives. I know everyone probably feels that way about their home ward but as I shed tears this morning for Sis. Jesperson I just thought about all the good people who we have crossed paths with and how lucky we are.

Malea said...

I didn't know you did Russia. Where? That is so cool!

Mandi said...

You are so amazing, you really are!!!!love you

Karen said...

Erin, I love this picture! You are such a beautiful and talented lady. I haven't seen you in forever, but I think of you often and send you hugs and kisses!