A few days ago, I ran into a stranger as he passed by. I said sorry to him. And we were very
16 . Then we went on our way after saying goodbye.
Later in the 17 at home, as I cooked our meal, my daughter Betty walked up to me.
When I turned around, I 18 knocked her down. “Get out of the way!” I shouted angrily. She ran away, crying.
That night, when I lay in bed, my husband said to me. “You were so 19 to Betty. Go and 20 on the living room floor, and you’ll find some flowers there. Betty brought those for you. She picked pink, yellow, and your favorite 21 .”
When I heard this, I thought 22 . “While meeting with a stranger, I was calm, but with my daughter, I was not 23 .” I felt sad and tears began to fall.
I quietly went to Betty’s bed, “ 24 , my dear!” I said, “Are these the flowers you picked for me?” she 25 , “I found them by the tree. I knew you liked 26 , especially the
blue. ” I said, “I am so sorry that I 27 you that way today.” And she whispered(悄声说),
“Mommy, that’s okay. I still love you anyway.” I kissed her and said, “I love you too and I do love the 28 .”
That day Betty gave me a 29 on how to get along with each other in the family. I spend much time on work and didn’t realize how 30 family life was. I decided to do better in the future.