A sweet NED story
This is a busy week here in Israel.
After Rosh Hashanah; getting ready for Yom Kippur.
Many of the schools take their students to historical and biblical sites. The most important being the Western Wall - the Kotel.
The school NED was in the last two years rarely took their students anywhere. Not sure why, really. They just didn't.
Now that NED has switched to NOGA, the same school MB has been in since we got here, she is so much happier. Not just because of the school trips, but there is the added benefit of having most of her close friends in school with her, and she is actually doing work. She is surprisingly really enjoying that part!
Last night the school took the girls to the Kotel. NED did not get home until 4:30 in the morning! When she woke up this afternoon :), she had a very nice story to tell me:
She described the kotel to be packed. People were shoulder to shoulder. She could barely move and certainly couldn't get close to the wall itself. She was standing in the back with a friend who had just made aliyah, when a young girl, speaking only Hebrew started asking her friend about the prayer service. When NED realized that her friend did not understand or speak enough Hebrew, she chimed in. NED told the girl she could help her.
NED described to me how this young Israeli girl knew enough about the prayer service to know that she was supposed to cover her eyes at one point, and take 3 steps back at another point. But she didn't know where to find those parts in her prayer book.
NED - all in Hebrew - helped this young girl to follow in the prayer book.
NED never asked her name or where she was from. NED wasn't even curious.
She only enjoyed and felt so good about herself that she was able to help this girl, not only in Hebrew, but also to feel more comfortable reading the prayer book!
I don't need to be proud of my children when they feel proud of themselves!
Isn't that a nice NED story?!