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  • Writer's pictureKristina Lang

A new chapter/Novo poglavlje

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

Today is the last day of my Sara’s summer vacation at home. She travels to Cardiff

tomorrow, where she studies. We began packing for her return earlier this week, and I took a vacation partly to help with packing, but mostly to spend some more time together. Sara's summer holidays lasted for three months and during that time we spent many wonderful moments together. In addition to the trip to Croatia, which involved meetings with friends and relatives, and long beach days, Sara also worked during the summer. She got the opportunity to work with two psychiatrists. This included reading scientific papers, which Sara then showed me and which we often discussed together. I love having a big, smart and serious daughter that, until recently, I taught everything, and now it's as if the roles are changing and I'm starting to learn more and more from her.

I am always pleasantly surprised by Sara’s highly developed emotional and social intelligence which helps her to understand situations and events that she has not personally experienced. That’s why I love, not only being a mom who advises, but also a mom who seeks advice.


I already know that I will miss her for a while in the time to come. Yet, I think of it as a new chapter in life in which we will share our experiences at a distance. I am happy that this year she will have in-person lectures, unlike the previous year when everything was online, and I am glad that she is planning to go out with friends. Sara's generation, due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, have lost a lot of student experiences, and I hope that this year at least a part of those experiences will make up for it.

I am happy to have given my Sara a warm, loving family home, which she always seems to be happy to return to. It is up to me to provide her with a safe, peaceful port that will be her refuge where her mother will cook her favourite dishes, but also give her a firm hug and a warm word.



Love,

Kristina


P.S. My dear little, big girl, I wish you a happy new chapter in your life, I am always with you.


Friday, September 17th, 2021.





Novo poglavlje


Danas je zadnji dan ljetovanja moje Sare jer već sutra putuje u Cardiff gdje studira. Početkom ovog tjedna počeli smo ju pakirati za povratak, a ja sam uzela godišnji odmor dijelom kako bi joj pomogla pri pakiranju, ali uglavnom kako bi provele još neko vrijeme zajedno. Sarini ljetni praznici trajali su tri mjeseca i za to vrijeme proveli smo mnogo prekrasnih trenutaka zajedno. Osim putovanja u Hrvatsku, koje je uključivalo susrete s prijateljima i rodbinom, te duge dane na plaži, Sara je i radila tijekom ljeta. Dobila je priliku raditi s dva psihijatra u Cambrigeu. Posao je uključivao i čitanje znanstvenih radova, koje mi je Sara često pokazivala i o kojima smo diskutirale. Volim imati veliku, pametnu i ozbiljnu kćer koju sam, donedavno, sve učila, a sada kao da se uloge mijenjaju i počinjem sve više učiti od nje.

Uvijek sam ugodno iznenađena Sarinom visoko razvijenom emocionalnom i društvenom inteligencijom koja joj pomaže razumjeti situacije i događaje koje nije osobno doživjela. Zato volim, ne samo biti mama koja savjetuje, već i mama koja traži savjet.

Već znam da će mi nedostajati jako u nadolazećem vremenu. Ipak, mislim o tome kao o novom poglavlju života u kojem ćemo nas dvije svoja iskustva dijeliti na daljinu. Sretna sam što će ove godine imati predavanja uživo, za razliku od prethodne godine kada je sve bilo na internetu, i drago mi je što planira izlaske vani s prijateljima. Sarina generacija, zbog ograničenja uzrokovanih pandemijom, izgubila je mnogo studentskih iskustava, a nadam se da će ove godine barem dio tih iskustava nadoknaditi.

Sretna sam što sam svoju Saru cijepila domom punim ljubavi u koji se uvijek rado vraća. Na meni je da joj pružim sigurnu, mirnu luku koja će joj biti utočište i u kojoj će joj mama kuhati omiljena jela, ali i u kojem će je uvijek čekati mamin zagrljaj i topla riječ.


S ljubavlju,

Kristina


p.s. Draga moja mala, velika djevojčice, želim ti sretno novo poglavlje u životu, uvijek sam uz tebe.


Petak, 17. rujna 2021.

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