My mum recently learnt how to SMS, and she's learning some basic English words. And I think she did them just to communicate to my sister and I when we are busy.
SMS and picking up English are simple and taken for granted by many of us, but it's rocket science for a woman in her 60s who has always discarded technology, and never spoke English for 60 years.
That's the power of a mother's love. And it moved me.