Today is my TGIS feeling. Of course, I stole some of my working time to update my diary because I accidentally saw this video clip and it hit my heart. The title of the video is called “Reunion Gift” directed by James Lee. Is a very short 7 minutes video, but it touches everybody hearts who love their family.
Is show off my feeling too. Is always a Chinese tradition to have a reunion dinner on the Chinese New Year Eve. But, once the daughter of a family grows up and married, eventually, she will not be able to join the reunion dinner with her family anymore as she will have to join the reunion dinner with her husband family. That is always one of the reasons why I did not want to get married earlier. I am a family person, I never leave my family for more than 2 weeks. If I do, is either I travelling with my partner or I have conventions to attend. This year, it will be different.
However, I am a lucky woman. I have a very understanding father in law and mother in law. Every year, our reunion is in the morning session and theirs is in the night session. So my partner or I should say my husband now, will join my family reunion “breakfast” and I will join his family reunion dinner. Even though I am married, my mother in law told me we will still remain with the same plan. I still can have reunion “breakfast” with my family and we will go back to join the reunion dinner for my husband side.
I thank god for loving me, granted me a wonderful in-law family. They gave me lots of love and care during my stay. My mother in law knows my dad miss me very much, she always tell me if I wanted to go back, just let her know she will arrange her own plan with my father in law. I feel so touch. I appreciate her understanding and for my side, for return, I make sure I respect them. I might not be able to cook a nice dishes for them (as for now =.=) but I make sure I gave them full respect. They will not have a rude daughter in law.
One more month and Chinese New Year will arrive. Hope that those we working at another state, remember to go back for reunion dinner. Appreciate the moment when your parents are still around. Do not live with regrets.