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You may or may not know each letter of the word FAMILY has its own meaning and they all make it a really meaningful word.
F stands for Father, A – And, M – Mother, I – I, L – Love, Y– You
“Father and Mother, I love you” This is also what I want to tell my parents on this day.
My family, the 2 sweetest words of all my life as I think about. We altogether have been through so many hard times. Even though It’s not perfect now as It used to be. Perhaps, I just expect nothing more than that because I know each of the members in my family always and forever has a special place in their hearts for one another to cherish, to respect, to love and to care about.
Remember the day my mother bought me a wrong calculator when my teacher asked us – the students to get one for ourselves in studying. As she brought it home and showed me with a great smile to see my happy face, I cried “No mom, that’s not the one my teacher asked”. (Actually it was kind of the better and more expensive but I, as a child, don’t know how to use and was scared of that my teacher would punish me for that). Then, without any hesitation of the very long way to the store (we were living in the kind of rural area at that time as far as I remember), my mom took me and the wrong calculator to exchange it. Well, maybe it’s just a very small story in plenty of the stories I have with my mom, but I was really moved to tears. I can’t express how much I thanks her for that.
And another time, I made my mom cry as she once came to the city where I lived and studied in university. Because she worked not really far from my place and sometimes came visit me, also gave me some money. I didn’t realize how much tiredness and love she had at that time just for only onething: to see me and hug me because she missed me. (Before that she talked to me on phone and said that she had no money to give me that day, so I just innocently thought that she should not waste time to come and just focus on herwork. Then I told her to go back to her work). You know what, my mom really really broke into tears as she thought I didn’t love her and I just loved her money. After I realized that, I felt like terrible. I blamed myself how bad daughter I was. I don’t know the word for it, I just want to beat myself to die. I didn’t know how to show her how much I love her and how many times I wanted to say sorry to her. And just now, I still can’t hold my tears.
I am not so close to my father. All I can remember is the very hard time I and my sisters lived with him without my mother beside, she was working very far away from home. My father took care of us with all his heart. I remember the days we had no money to buy meat or vegetables for our daily meals. We fried the rice with some soy sauce and enjoyed it together very happily. And the special thing I always keep in mind is that my father used to run around the town and got me my name from a panel of a clinic saying “Doctor Cam Tu” as he wished me to become a doctor in the future :D I must say sorry to my dad for I’m now not going on the way to become a doctor, yet I’m sure he is just expecting me to be a good and happy person in my life with whatever career I’m going for. And I always really appreciate my dad’s affection toward me – his little child.
Each of them has their own characteristic and good points of views in life for me to study from. We are still living together now, and sometimes we have quarrels. But basically, I get a long well with them. I’ve never told them that I love them since the word “love” is always somewhat so sensitive for me to say. I just care about them the way of mine and I know they can feel it. I’m proud of my sisters when they can handle things in school, work, and anywhere else in their lives because I know they both are grown up. It brings me a soft smile on my face as I remember the times they were still 2 little baby girls in my eyes. Now, they are my friends sometimes too. We can share stuff and have fun together everyday.
It’s been almost 25 years since I was born. Looking back on the time until today, I see myself still not really get in the place I’ve expected to. And I know I must try harder and harder with all my enthusiasm, my love for work since I know there are always my loved ones support me. I love my family very much.
I think I truly understand why people say:
“The love of family is life’s greatest blessing”.
“Family, we may not have it all together, but together wehave it all”
“Family is like branches on the tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one”
Many thanks to you who are kindly reading my stuff :)
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