移民生涯(62):写在女儿的小学毕业典礼上

作者:sanmiwu  于 2013-4-17 01:42 发表于 最热闹的华人社交网络--贝壳村

作者分类:移民生涯|通用分类:移民生活|已有6评论

 20116月,女儿小学毕业,学校要求家长能尽量来参加孩子的毕业典礼,并给了每个家长一个任务:给孩子写一封信,装在信封里,毕业典礼那天拆开来给孩子看。

在我们家,这个任务就落在了我的头上,正经八百地用英语写信还是破天荒的头一次,花了差不多两个礼拜的时间这封信才羞羞答答地问世了。

Dear Shirley,

12 years ago, you came to this world.

It was just like yesterday. Dad can still remember everything the first day you were born. I was waiting outside of the nursing room. I heard your first cry. I rushed into the room and saw a tiny, little baby covered with a small blanket, so lovely and unbelievable. I know that is my daughter and we are going to live together for the rest of my life.

Dad remembered the day we went to company’s new year party when you were 7 months old. Whoever saw you said you were beautiful. I know sometimes people lies and they just want to make other people happy. But at least this time they were telling the truth. I was so happy and I gave you a gum without realizing that could make you choke. Lucky somebody found that before anything happened. You see, Dad are not that smart and have a lot of things to learn.

We went back home to visit grandpa that winter when you were two years old. That day, you hit your cousin’s head very badly with a stick when you were playing together. I spanked you on your hand and you cried. Dad’s heart was broken. But I want you to remember violence is a bad behavior and it is not acceptable. That was the first time dad punished you using this way and up to now it is still the last time. I know it will never happen again in the future.

Mom and dad brought you to Canada when you were 5. That was a big change and a big challenge for our family. We once went to a daycare center for your mom’s work interview. We walked for almost an hour and we want to save a bus ticket. I knew some new immigrants left their kids back home with grandparents during the first couple of years. They don’t want their kids to suffer. But I am glad, no matter how hard life is sometimes, our family stayed together all the time.

Shirley, you are so brave. You lived in the basement with mom and dad. You sat in the back seat during our 4 days traveling from Toronto to Lloydminster. You were telling stories and you gained several pounds in 4 days.

Shirley, you work hard. You try everything. You learn skiing, skating, piano, dancing. You are good at reading and writing. You love animals and you care more about our environment.

Four years ago, you had a little brother, healthy and lovely, just like you. You help mom and dad to look after him. Together we travel. Mom and dad like you guys sit at the back seats, joking and arguing about what you see in the field, whether they are horses or cows.

Shirley, mom and dad have a big expectation to you. We want you to be the best. But the most important, we want you to be happy. Life is in your hand. Whatever you do, mom and dad will always support you. We will always be around you. We are always so proud of you. We are happy watching you grow and be a person useful to our community. You will be a scientist and your dream will come true.

Mom and Dad

毕业典礼那天,大部分的家长都来了,一个个穿得整整齐齐的,孩子们也一样,男孩子穿白衬衫,女孩子是漂亮的裙子。

看着孩子们聚在一起互相告别,拍照留念,我很替他们感到骄傲。

孩子马上就要告别六年的小学生活,去迎接一个新的挑战,我祝福他们快乐健康地成长。

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1 回复 trunkzhao 2013-4-17 08:45
应该写中文的,让她现场翻译。
0 回复 liuguang 2013-4-20 10:57
非常感人,我看的眼中含泪。祝福你们一家人!
1 回复 liuguang 2013-4-29 22:34
都说孩子初中时不好带,很多都很叛逆。你家的可能乖的多。期待后来的发展。
1 回复 sanmiwu 2013-4-30 13:06
liuguang: 都说孩子初中时不好带,很多都很叛逆。你家的可能乖的多。期待后来的发展。
这个年龄段的孩子几乎都是一样的,我们家的也不例外。
问题多多,我和女儿之间的战争已经两年多了,养个女儿一点不轻松——可爱和叛逆始终交织在一起。
每个养过孩子的父母都是一样的被折磨吧。
1 回复 liuguang 2013-4-30 21:06
sanmiwu: 这个年龄段的孩子几乎都是一样的,我们家的也不例外。
问题多多,我和女儿之间的战争已经两年多了,养个女儿一点不轻松——可爱和叛逆始终交织在一起。
每个养过 ...
苦中作乐
1 回复 sanmiwu 2013-5-2 02:05
liuguang: 苦中作乐
They will eventually grow up and understand you.  

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