“To Love Your Family Is To Serve Your Family” — What I Learned About Love From My Italian/Chinese Heritage
Mum left everything and everyone behind to serve her family. Sending money back to Malaysia became her ultimate act of service and sacrifice. An act of love that transcended borders, and exemplified a lifelong devotion to family.
happy knocking of a knife against a big wooden cutting board still brings comfort to my ears.
Love was shown by attacking a pile-up of sauce-stained pasta bowls with a scrubbing brush.
Nonna would go on and on about not being able to “cook a me a something good.” Because she couldn’t serve me, she felt like she couldn’t love me properly.