For some reason it was difficult to start writing this post. I knew I would have to explain my relationship with Katan and I was resisting.
Today is the Thai queen’s birthday also known as Mothers’ Day in Thailand. All mothers receive the beautiful flower that you will see shortly.
We found Katan when she was 12. She is a tall girl so nobody guessed that she is a child working on the construction of the hotel. It turned out she was helping her mother out who had a baby a little while ago.
The deal was that Katan stops lifting heavy sand bags and instead she will look after her brother. Her mom got a job at the hotel and Katan came to see me for English lessons. A long story told short.
This is me with Katan on her 14th birthday. This was before we went to Spain. I am in my 2nd trimester here but you cannot tell.
This was what Katan looked like when I met her. They lived very close to this area and had to walk to the hotel for her English lessons. Her brother Tata was 1 year old at the time.
Do you sometimes feel you are a mother to others as well?