A letter to sponsor – by 15643 Liu Er Qian
Translated by Nie Xu Min
Dear Auntie Zhang:
How are you! I am your little angel, Liu Erqian. Over the years, number 15643 has brought me endless love and encouragement from you. 15643 is my PEACH ID. This number has represented care and support from PEACH. Behind the care and support are you, my beloved Auntie Zhang.
Countless times, I have imagined what you would look like. In my mind, you would be a lovely fairy. Everywhere you go, beautiful flowers will blossom. You must have a heart full of love and compassion. Every child you hug will doubt the phase "only mom loves me in the world". They would realize that, in this world, Auntie Zhang also loves them deeply.
When I was a child, my parents always worked from dawn till dusk. Sometimes they worked all night in order to dig more yams. One night, there was a heavy storm. Rain poured, lightning struck, thunder roared. Our hut leaked. Grandpa held me and my sister tightly. That night, I had a long and terrifying dream. I dreamed that my parents had left me. I couldn't find them anywhere. I cried for the whole night. I vaguely remembered hearing my grandpa’s comforting words: don't be afraid, my child. Mom and dad will be back.
Dear Auntie Zhang, how much I would love to give you the most beautiful suoma flower in my hometown. According to legend of our Yi people, the most beautiful fairy turns into suoma flower. Only the most beautiful and loving woman can have it. One who wears suoma flower will enjoy happiness for life. I hope that my dear Auntie Zhang will be forever happy!
Dear auntie, thanks to your love and support, I have realized my dream. I am attending university and continuing to work hard toward my life-long goal. I came to this strange city by myself. But I never felt lonely. I knew that I was getting closer to you. I look forward to the day when I can meet you. When that day comes, I will give you a big hug and I will tell you all how much I truly love you and how often I have dearly missed you.
Thank you, my dearest Auntie Zhang, from the bottom of my heart!