After dinner last night, Eddie suddenly remembered something, he said, "Sean, there's a surprise for you. Someone sent you a postcard."
The postcard had been sent to Eddie's Moscow office and rerouted to his Bangkok office. All the way from San Francisco.
It was from Sean's Kindergarten teacher, Ms Cheung who taught him in the 2008/09 school year. She taught in Moscow for only a year and went back to California after that. I thought it was so sweet of her to still remember Sean and to send him a postcard. He was thrilled.
And a month ago, right after school in Moscow closed for summer, I received an email, this one from, Mr R aka TBG, who was Brian's homeroom teacher in 2008/09. 2008/09 was Mr R's first year teaching in Moscow, and he stayed on for another year. He moves on to Shenzhen after this summer hols.
The email was sent to 4 families and it said,
As I prepare to leave Moscow, I just want to reiterate how fortunate I consider myself to have had the opportunity to work with your children at AAS and to get to know your families better. I still look back fondly on my first year and consider that class the "one-in-a-million" that becomes the yardstick by which I evaluate future classes of students.
Please don't hesitate to give me an update on how things are going, and with some luck our paths will likely cross again.
Thank you again for your friendship and support!"
Mr R has always been a wonderful advocate for Brian while Ms Cheung has given me pretty sound advice whenever I shared my concerns about Sean. I'm so glad we're still in touch and hope all our paths cross again one day.