You're for writing this story!
It's true each family expresses love differently and any style can work for each family. Culture can play a part too. I speak with my mom weekly for an hour or more , but we don't say " I love you." We show love not tell.
I hope immigrant parents get to read your story and possible learn a few parenting tips. I'm an immigrant parent and true, there is more to life than medicine, law, or business career.
It's a good and insightful story. I appreciate you sharing this. Thanks!