While my mother and I was still waiting for the Green Card in the US, my fahter´s condition became critical. Because of 911 terror, the process of the Green Card took for longer than it should have. My father waited eagerly for my return. The Spring Festival of Year 2002 was one day I will never forget. After my father was committed to the hospital, he was released to the hospital because he wished to be home for the Spring Festival. He knew this might be his last. Furthermore, he knew that I will come back around the second day of the New Year. The only relative that remained at my father´s bedside was my mother´s younger brother and a few old friends who took care of my father during his serious illness. Uncle´s wife has left for America for several years, leaving behind her husband and their little daughter. This Spring Festival, despite the disappointment of being not reunite with his family, my uncle nevertheless took on the burden of caring for my father. On the day I came back, my father´s condition deteriorated abruptly. He was sent to the hospital right away. He didn´t want my mother and I to worry about him, so he never told us about his real true condition of his health. I pray God for a miracle and sought his forgiveness for not spending with him for more... For those who live abroad away from their families, I hope that my experience will provide some insight into a common reality today where individuals are often isolated from their loved ones...
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