Relationship: Child of im/migrant

The object that is connected to my parents’ migration from Korea to the United States is a darkish red, wooden cross that my maternal grandmother gave me. I still wear it these days, although I do not wear it every day. She gave the cross to me on one of my trips to Korea about four years ago, and it was made in Korea. It is of significant religious and cultural importance to me. Although it is sentimental to me I do not believe it has much monetary value. I do not know when my grandmother obtained this cross, but the reason that she received it is that she was a great help to a church by giving donations and helping with missionary work. The cross represents the cross that Jesus died on and the cross is painted red to represent Jesus’s blood that he spilled for our sins. For those who don’t know, Jesus is the son of God in the Christian and Catholic bibles. As you may infer, Jesus’s sacrifice is of great importance to my religion. As the maternal side of my family is deeply religious, what the cross represents is important to much of my family.

Place(s): Korea
Year: 2000

– Caleb Kim

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