First of all, I would like to interfere you with few minutes that I am pleased to bring a special person out on this free and peaceful platform. This human being is known as the most influential and courageous person I have ever met in my life. Not only the positive personality, but also the abstract philosophy could be learnt from this person. Without this person, I would not feel loved and welcomed in a foreign country.
Regarding to the above implicit introduction, you might want to congratulate me on meeting a new boyfriend or even you might think that I was going to announce an important occasion, which might be happened in the nearly future. Unfortunately, I will make you guys be disappointed.
In fact, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for my old Canadian host mother – Holly by utilising simply words. Before I moved to Canada from Hong Kong, I never thought of a person, who did not know me well, could treat me as her part of family faithfully. She was acting like the role my real mother when I was in Canada. One of the most impressive things she did for me was emotional support unlimitedly. During the period my grandma was about to die, she consoled me a lots and advised me to spend more time with my grandma. After my grandma’s death, she even offered any unconditional support to me. To end up what she did for me, I can’t thank her enough by using simple words. She is now not only my old host mother, but she is also my forever friend and soul mate. Since she is moving to Toronto from Vancouver soon, I wish her all the best in the new place. This post is as a gift for her moving.
Holly is a brave single mom I know. A severe illness changed her way of looking at things, including marriage, value of system and even motto. Holly, a professional dance teacher for over 10 years, would never think of suffering from serious sickness. Being healthy for the first of her half-century, the sudden cancer might be a bolt out of blue for her. But luckily Holly did not choose to escape; she could bear the fact of her terrible situation, and even being optimistic to face all of the hard challenges by her-self. Base on this incident, I found that Holly is the bravest woman I have ever seen.
As saying goes, “Misfortunate tests the sincerity of companion.” This saying was happened to Holly sadly. She literally proved how selfish and rude her British husband was after she was diagnosed with cancer. She chose to divorce this guy who totally hurt her most. Even though she divorced, she could able to put her anger and sadness down by telling me marriage is sacred. For not being subjective, she tried to use an alternative way to chat with me (She did not want to affect my way of thinking when I was only eighteen). In general, she is a prudential mom to consider not influencing me in the fear of marriage base on her failure; she also encouraged me to accept the guy who had a crush on me. To be honest, I truly appreciate her conduct of leaving her spouse during the saddest and hardest period when she had to cure for cancer. HOLLY!! YOU ARE SUCH AN IRON LADY.
Furthermore, many life principles have been learnt from her. She always exhorted me with the right attitude to our family and even making friends. We ought to treat our family and close friends sincerely and nicely, without expecting any return. Hence, I strongly understood that the key of maintaining a good interpersonal relationship is to treat the other party with respect and compassion.
As we all know, striking up a friendship is often easier than maintain one. Luckily Holly and I both hold on the same view. We believe the longest and strongest friendship requires the most care. But some people tend to take such a friendship for grant. As the saying goes, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” So, we think friendships are often damaged because people are careless of what they say or do. It is always a pity to see good friends end up going the separate ways. To maintain friendship, we should first keep in close touch with others. The saying, “Out of sight, out of mind,” seems to warn that friendship will fade away if friends lose touch. Also, people should spare no effort to offer help when friends need it. It is sometimes necessary to show tolerance.
Holly! I hope our friendship can remain the same forever. I LOVE YOU!! MY SECOND MOM IN CANADA ❤