Give a big thank you to mum

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2012, 12:00am


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One of the many great reasons I want to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday is to show my mother how significant she is in my life.

I have a good mother. She is pretty, and kind. She has taken very good care of my brothers and me for many years. I'm grateful for all the things she does for me. When I have problems, she helps me to be good and strong and tells me what is right and what is wrong.

As she has got older she has been sick, but she focuses more on our happiness than her illness. Sometimes I ask myself what have I done for her? I feel ashamed that I don't think of her feelings often enough.

Mother's Day is coming and I promise her I will go to university to study nursing. My mother is my motivator. Every time I think about her I get the energy to study.

I want to tell her that now we are grown up, we can take care of ourselves. Mum, we want you to think of your own happiness. My brothers and I will take care of you.

So give your mother a kiss and a hug to show your love.

Kelly Leung, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College

From the Editor

Thank you for your letter, Kelly. Aren't we lucky to have mothers who love and care for us? Mother's Day is the perfect time to test your poetry and prose skills as you celebrate the most important woman in your life. Why not write her a letter, telling her how much she means to you? You might look for quotes from famous people for inspiration. Here is my favourite, by US preacher Edward Hubbell Chapin:

'No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.'

I look forward to getting lots of letters from other YP readers telling us about their special mums.

Susan, Editor