Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.



May 14, 2023-- "One day her teacher lost her voice and asked mother to help teach the class. Standing in front of the class, she knew what she wanted to do when she grew up to be a teacher. Later when her father asked her, his eldest daughter, to quit school to carry some family responsibilities at age 11, she begged, but he wouldn't change his mind. Her pillow was wet with her tears. She never returned to school again." Xiaojuan Shu pays tribute to her mother in this moving piece. Don't miss the link to her powerful one-person performance at the end. (1905 reads)

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