Acting as my doula (birthing support coach), Auntie Nobu was there when Maiya took her first breath and supporting me spiritually and holistically for many years leading up to that moment. When we listen to our Charlie Chin Jataka Tales cassette in the car (almost every day), Maiya yells out when she hears Auntie Nobu singing. So, when she pulled out the Singing Bowl that Nobuko helped me pick out in Boulder, Colorado many years ago, it really sweet.
Then she brought the bowl out to perform under the Christmas tree in front of her "audience." It was her idea to put on the yamaka. Later I found the singing bowl, yamaka and Hanukah Pooh sitting under the tree.