Weekly Greeting

>The Touching-- Shirley's 226th Friendly Greeting - Wed, Nov 8, 2009

How are you? I do hope that you are doing well and enjoy your time.

In the past 14 days, I flew to Wuxi City to see my mother who is in the hospital for her cancer twice. There are so many feelings in my heart. The strongest one is “Touching”.

I was touched by the deep love between my parents. The doctors thought that my mother would have only for about 1 month if she did not have an operation; if she had the operation, she would have another 3 to 6 months. Both of them and our children chose the latter. We would really like to use the cherish 3 to 6 months to find some way to help her. After all, both of them still dream to go out of the hospital together, to continue their more than 60 years’ marriage and to share their last time together... Every time, when I see how my father looks after my mother with so much careful for and love ? even though our children are around of them, my father wants to do everything for my mother in person; my mother also wants him to do everything for her, too. The extra harmonious and love between of them made me touched so much. That is why, as soon as the situation allows, I let my father around of my mother, give them the last time together...

I was also touched by the doctors, for their humanitarianism, responsible and so on...

Mr. Zhu Jianlian -- the director of the tumour department of the local Chinese Traditional Medicine Hospital, checked my mother’s situation and called another doctor to help us in person... Mr. Xie Qigen ? the director of one of the tumour departments of the local Tumour Hospital, came back from Suzhou as soon as his meeting was finished there, to check my mother’s situation before having his lunch on Sunday, led his team to make the operation for my mother at the first time... Ms, Wang Qiongyao ? the resident physician of my mother, comes to see her even though on her weekends...

When I was in Wuxi, I tried to stay in the hospital as much as possible. Many times, I accompanied my mother for 12 to 14 hours for I wanted to share a little burden on the shoulders of my father and my brother, so that I had to go back my hotel in the night alone -- I did not stay in my brother's house, I wanted to be near my mother's hospital. The first time, the back gate was closed and I could not find the front gate in the totally strange place in the night, a young boy who was riding on his bicycle did not only direct me the road, but also he accompanied me and sent me to go back to my hotel...

Since my mother’s operation time was made sure, my father often made mistake, even, he lost his cell phone in the rest room. We did not think that he would find it back since time had past for about 2 hours. Then he found it back in the nurse’ office -- someone found it and sent it there...

In our company's headquarters in Shenzhen, it was in the extremely busy for we are not only standing the responsibility to publish the first-hand information of the listed companies, but also, Oct 30, when the Chinese Growth Enterprises Market launched, our company stood the duty to publish the live information via our TV, web sites and paper media. More than 50 TV stations, newspapers and web sites rebroadcasted our information via our multimedia system... I had booked my tickets to go to Wuxi on Friday and I would come back Sunday as usual. I had to cancel my travel on Sunday for my mother's situation was worse... Then I got my boss' message on my cell phone ? “ Stay with your mother and to do your best to show your filial piety (love and devotion to your parents) as much as possible...”According to Chinese culure, a good person should be Zhong, Xiao, Shen and Yi -- loyal our country and organization, love and look after our parents, humanity to friends and the other people, be kind to treat our brothers and sisters...

During I was among the patients who are suffering the cancers, instead of seeing people cry or in the sadness always, what I have seen is that the doctors, nurses, patients and their family members are all working hard and to do their best to fight with cancers...

I am thinking, with so many people’s effort in the world, cancer will be conquered by our human being some day...

Do you agree with me? Have you had anything special in your life these days?

I am just a learner on art of painting, music, English and Chinese language, to work on the web site in my free time. I would really like to do a few things with what I have learned to make this little web site to be an Electronic Bridge of Culture Exchange, Chinese Language Learning & Friendship making. To help the others while to improve myself.

I would like to appreciate your understanding, directions, supports and hope to get your friendly direction and help.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you are welcome to write to shirley@ebridge.cn or shirley004@yahoo.com, or to publish your opinions in the forum.

Shirley Yiping Zhang
Sun, Nov 08, 2009

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