My mother is always thinking of other people. I think helping others is something that comes second nature to her.
Tell us about one of your earliest memories of your mother. (妳對母親最早的記憶是甚麼?)
I remember when my mom would have mahjong nights/afternoons and I would fall asleep with my head by her head, listening to the vibrations her vocal chords made when speaking Taiwanese with her girlfriends. -Mindi
Tell us about how your mother inspires you. (妳的母親／女兒如何激勵妳?)
My mother is always thinking of other people. I think helping others is something that comes second nature to her. Whenever she’s not taking care of me or my sister, she’s cooking meals for someone who’s sick, or translating for someone who doesn’t speak English as well, or taking working parent’s kids to the library. No one ever asks her to do these things; she always willingly volunteers. Her selfless actions motivate me daily, from small things to larger projects. If my mother, who has a full-time job and raised two children, can find the time and energy to dedicate to helping others, why can’t I? –Nikki