A letter to Sister Sang – by 05138 He Shi Qiang
Translated by Nie Xu Min
Dear Sister Sang,
Time sure flies. I am already in the third year of high school. Your selfless love has made me brave and given me the courage to face life. I want to express my deep gratitude for your love and your every word of encouragement and support. I remember what you said once. Life is not always smooth, full of ups and downs. We need to face them.
Learning brings me hope and happiness. Reading brings me comfort. My life is no longer empty, but full of love. I am happy since I am loved. There is no reason to say that life is unfair and indifferent.
Let me tell you a little about my study. I get good grades in all subjects, except English. I need to continue to work hard on my English. During school days, my English teacher gives me a lot of encouragement and teaches me patiently. This makes learning English no longer boring but a lot of fun. Learning English is about communication that is, being bold enough to speak. After I joined the English summer camp organized by PEACH foundation, I have opened myself a lot. Sometimes when I meet a foreigner, I can strike a little conversation.
My father had a few years of schooling. He taught me to learn to be content, understanding, and more importantly, to be grateful. Although he is an ordinary person, he has always been my role model. I am proud of him. I have learned a lot from him. I feel so fortunate that I have been brought up by my loving father. I have noticed that my father’s hair is already gray. Deep wrinkles have crept up his face and hands. Often after night fall, my father seems to appear, lingering and wandering in my mind for a long time. Whenever this happens, I cannot help but cry. This makes me more determined to prove to myself that “Yes, I can”. I cannot allow myself to be lost in the misery and sadness of poverty. Sometimes ago, I was an aimless ship. Now I have ideals and goals for my future. Although my progress is slow, but I am steady. I can always get through the twists and turns of life. I am confident since I have something to rely on. That is your silent support.