First Lady Of Israel Gifts Melania Trump Gift For Barron That Has Everyone Talking
LifeAspire Staff 5/25/2017
During President Trump's first trip abroad, he made a point to stop in Israel for two days with his wife, Melania, and his daughter Ivanka. While there President Trump spoke with the nation's leaders, visited historical sites and discussed pressing geopolitical topics.
But while the leaders met privately, the First Lady of Israel was able to spend some quality one-on-one time with our very own First Lady.
Israeli President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin's wife, Nechama, sat down with Melania and presented her with an incredibly thoughtful gift.
Nechama handed Melania three copies of a book called "The Hug" and explained that it was a keepsake for their 11-year-old son, Barron. There was a copy in Hebrew, Arabic and English for young Barron!
The Jewish Book Council explained the meaning behind "The Hug" which helped shed some light as to why it was such a meaningful gift.
"Poetically translated from the original Hebrew, we follow young Ben and his mother as they walk through a field one afternoon talking about what makes Ben so very special.
If you are unique and special, are you all alone in the world, asks Ben, with a quiet but deep concern. But his mother knows, as mothers often do, how to reassure her child that being one of a kind need never mean being all on your own."
This was the perfect souvenir for a child suddenly thrust into the political limelight!
First Lady Nechama posted an image of the pair discussing "The Hug" and wrote a touching message (translated by Google) to Melania and the entire Trump family.
"Hi everyone, here is Nechama,
Thank you very much for the warm words from yesterday. You were very excited and excited.
It was a special day for all of us, and of course for Ruby and me too.
In the hustle and bustle of this important and historic visit, I also got to know the first lady from Melania. A charming woman inside and out, sensitive and special.
While we were together, I brought her a gift that I bought for their son, 11-year-old Barron, the charming book 'Hug' written by David Grossman and Ira Michal Rovner, in three copies: Hebrew, Arabic and English.
It was important for me to give the Barron, who remained at home and is only 11 years old, a souvenir from his parents' visit to Israel. There is no suitable number so beautiful, that tells about love by embracing. A book for children, but one that also concerns adults.
Melania was very moved, and immediately understood, even before reading her contents, that this was a story about a mother and child.
I very much hope that Barron will like the book as much as I do.
It was great to sit with her, and with the wonderful Ivanka who joined us, and to talk, among other things, of bringing together strangers who, if they were interested in each other, might have been less afraid of getting closer.
Yours (and thanks again),
Her present helped our First Lady to feel welcome and comfortable in an unknown environment! Hopefully Barron loves the book (and the thought behind it) just as much as his mother.