Posted by: happyangelclub | 五月 11, 2010

Happy Angel-Yuhua-7-5-2010

By Jane Lim- 作者:林宝珠

受邀到裕华社区主持<快乐天使>乐龄工作坊已有一段时日,喜见参与的乐龄朋友们,彼此的凝聚力和友情越来越浓厚。

每一次的聚会,都是温馨而难忘的。

有人主动煮了拿手美食来和大家分享;有人主动将宝贵的人生经验和更多人分享;也有人见其他团员有困扰时,自动上前给于安慰和扶持。大家就是这样,在相互扶持和关怀中成长。

今天,75岁的陆女士不舍地告诉我们,下个月的聚会,她将是最后一次参与了,因为,她要回祖国了。她说,回想三年前,和那相处了50多年的丈夫永别时,自己非常伤心,每天都关在房间里哭,不想出门。孝顺的儿女们担心她这样下去,会精神崩溃。所以,把她带来新加坡,让她参与社区的活动。

记得当我第一次见到她时,她谈及去世的丈夫时,依旧是悲伤万分。几次下来,她在团体中,得到大家的支持和肯定,开始学习如何放下悲伤,整装再前进。

今天,她主动要求我拍照留念,好让她带回家乡,她说,以后,当她想念我们的时候,就拿照片出来看。我们拍了一些滑稽的照片,作为另类的记念。

她说好舍不得大家,尤其是这些日子里,大家给与她的包容和爱护,让她找到了快乐。我说,现在科技发达,她可在遥远的地方,让孩子们陪她上网,观看我们的活动报告,并和我们继续保持联络。

我把名片递给她,方便日后联络,并嘱咐她可把这些日子体会到的经验,带回去和亲友们分享,让更多人,在不同地方,成为〈快乐天使〉。

深深祝福陆女士,在他乡继续找到自己的快乐!

It has been a while since I was invited to host Yuhua’s “Happy Angel” senior citizens workshop. I was encouraged to see that the friendship and cohesion among the elderly participants had further deepened.

Every meeting is unforgettably full of warmth.

Someone had voluntarily cooked a delicious meal to share with everyone; another person voluntarily shared his lifetime of experience with others; yet another person voluntarily gave support and comforted another club member when that member was in difficulties. This is how everyone grew, through mutual care and support.

Today, 75 year old Madam Lu told us that the next month’s gathering is to be her final gathering, because she is about to return to her home country. She recalled how when her husband of fifty years married with her had passed away three years ago, she was devastated, and spent all day weeping in her room, without any intention of going out. Her filial children were concerned that if this went on, she would become depressed. Therefore, they brought her to Singapore and let her participate in community activities.

I remember that when I met her for the first time, she was extremely grieved at the mention of her late husband. After participating a few times in the club’s activities, she gained everyone’s support and affirmation, and began to learn how to let go of her grief and forge onward.

Today, she entreated me to take a few photographs with her for memory’s sake, so that should bring these photographs back to her hometown. She said that when she thinks of us in the future, she will take these photographs out to have a look. We took a few comical photographs, so that these photographs would be an alternative keepsake for her.

She said that she was reluctant to part from everyone. Especially during the days that she had known the group, everyone had been understanding towards her, and had demonstrated much love towards her, allowing her to gain a lot of happiness. I told her in reply that with the advancements in technology, she could be in a foreign land but still keep in touch by accessing the “Happy Angel Club” website with her children’s assistance; she could view the reports on club activities and keep in contact with the club.

I gave my name card to her, so that she could contact us more easily in the future. I also exhorted her to bring the experience that she had garnered during her time with the club, and share this experience with her friends and family, so that more people in different places around the world could become “happy angels” as well.

I sincerely wish Madam Lu all the best, and may she find her own joy in her hometown!

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