自由が丘の英語塾 章英塾 より
時には 塾での こんな 喜びも・・
以前 お世話になった 先生の
遠い国からの お便り (抜粋)
From the time we became friends
when I lived in Japan, I always wanted you to
know that I valued and appreciated our friendship very much.
In my mind our friendship was genuine.
It is important to me that you know this because I believe you deserve to know.
You were someone who gave so much effort to people around you,
and were a true friend to those that you think deserved your friendship.
I admire and respect this a lot.
You give so much of yourself to people that you believe deserve it,
and these people respect you a lot.
You gave me the goals, confidence and determination to achieve my goals and dreams.
These are some of the most valuable things anyone has given me.
You have my strongest respect.
I have always wanted a mentor to help guide me towards my
goals and dreams. Mostly I have never had that,
and have had to motivate and guide myself.
Our friendship took many forms.. you were my boss,
you were my friend, but most of all
you were my great mentor.
You taught me discipline, how to strive and work hard,
and you gave me confidence in my abilities.
真 心 も・・ 時には・・ 空回り・・
そして・・ たまには・・ たおやかな・・ 調べ・・・
It has been over 15 years since we first met. I was becoming a little
bit worried lately that we had lost contact with each other and
I would never have the opportunity to let you know
how much I valued our friendship.
Fortunately you did a new website and blog and I could contact you, which is a relief.
It was great to get your reply and to see that you were pleased to hear from me.
Anyway, that's it. I have written a number of draft emails in the last couple of weeks that
became so long and convoluted. But I just wanted you to know that when I was working
with you in Japan, my friendship with you was not something I saw as not important.
Our friendship was important to me, I think back on my time working with you in Japan
fondly. Please know and believe that.
I now run my own business doing software
and website development. This is going
well, and keeps me extremely busy.
I got married and now have two young
boys. They are both great boys and
make me very proud.
I am hoping to go to Japan . I still miss Japan a lot.
Thank you, J.M., for your sincerity.
I recieved your letter
on my mother's birthday.
It was just like a letter from heaven.
自由が丘の英語塾 章英塾 より