Coming back to United States

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I was born in United States, and went to China when I was 1 year old, and I've live there for 9 years. Then my mom came and tell me I have to come back to United States.

Submitted: May 12, 2011

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Submitted: May 12, 2011



I was born in United States and I went to China when I was about 1 year old. I’ve lived in China 9 years. When I was 10 years old, in summer time my mom and my brother came to visited me.

My mom said:”You have learned Chinese already, now you should come back United States with us to learn English.”

I felt surprised, I just stood there and don’t know what to do. After few seconds, I said: Mom, I already habit live in China, I don’t wanna go back to United States.

Then she said:”My daughter, you must come back with me, you have to learn English, I want you to know three language, so you can easily find jobs in the future.”

I still don’t want to give up:”But mom, I still can learn English in here!”

She looks a little bit upset:”You can learn faster if you in United States.”

I felt tears in my eyes:”I will miss my friends, I don’t wanna leave.”

Then she said:”You can come back to visit them in summer.”

I know no matter what I say, my mom won’t let me stay:”Okay I go with you.”

In the end of August, I went to the airport and ready to step up to the plane. I already miss the family in China and my friends.

I looked at my mom with tears and asked:”Mom, I will come back to visit them in the next summer time right?”

My mom touch my head and said:”Yes, you will. I promise.”

I did not turn around to say goodbye to anyone and just kept walking, because I afraid if I see them I will miss them more.In the plane, I played cards with my brother and a girl that was sat next to us. After half hour we went to slept. The next morning when we left the airport, I saw my dad.

“Why you here dad?” I asked.

“For picking up you guys.”He answer.

“Don’t you say you can’t make it on the other day?” I kept asking.

“I just want to give you a surprise.” He smiled.

“Talk when we get home.” My mom just interrupted our conversation.

Then we just get in the car and start driving.

I’m 16 now, and I never went back to China to visit my friends and my family!

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