Kimberley and Shey-Ling

I never knew how hard it was to be a mom until I became one.

What did you learn from your mother about being Taiwanese? (妳從妳母親那兒學到甚麼是一個台灣人?)

Our history and sacrifices. To be proud of who you are. Stand up for what you believe in. Who cares about what others say about you. To speak Taiwanese.

Tell us about one of your earliest memories of your mother. (妳對母親最早的記憶是甚麼?)

Making breakfast in bed for her for mother’s day.

Tell us about the ways that your mother makes you proud. (妳母親/女兒讓你感到驕傲的是甚麼?)

My mom has always been one to speak her mind. I definitely learned that trait from her. Gets me into trouble sometimes but it’s very freeing.

As time has gone on, how has your relationship with your mother changed? (隨著年歲的增長,妳們母女關係有怎麼樣的變化?)

I’d say it’s gotten better — especially now that I’m a mom. I’d like to think that she’s proud of who I’ve become and how I’m raising my own daughter. I did after all learn almost everything from her!

What is one thing that you would like your mother to know? (有那件事是妳希望讓妳的母親/女兒知道的?)

That I love her and that now that I’m a mother, I truly appreciate everything she and my father have done for us. I never knew how hard it was to be a mom until I became one.

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