親暱無所不在 Parental Love is Everywhere

 外籍伴侶 A foreign bride 

「媽咪,媽媽什麼時候會回來?」
「寶貝,再等幾天,媽咪就帶你去機場接媽媽好不好?」
「好!最愛媽咪跟媽媽了!」

我叫小玲,芽芽的媽,芽芽最近上幼稚園了,我常帶她來公園跟其他的小朋友玩。小朋友長得真是快,一轉眼就要上學了。可惜的是,我老婆小慧無法陪在她身旁見證每一個重要的時刻。我們在國外登記結婚,後來生下芽芽,然而在台灣,法律上我們是陌生人,她與芽芽也毫無關係。因為非本國籍的她,無法長期居留,每隔一陣子就要離開台灣,在台灣工作也受限,這實在很令人挫折。看著芽芽漸漸成長,難免擔心她未來要面臨的處境。但我們可以教育芽芽,欣賞所有人的差異,熱愛這個世界。衷心希望芽芽快快樂樂長大。

 

“Mama, when will mommy be home?”
“In a few days, honey. How about we go to the airport together?”
“Yes! I love Mama and Mommy!”

I’m Linda, and this is my daughter Sophie who is about to start school this year. It’s hard to believe how quickly she has grown, and what is unfortunate is that my wife Ellen has been with her more to witness all the important milestones in her life. We got married in Canada then had Sophie. But in Taiwan, the law treats us as strangers. Since Ellen is not a Taiwanese citizen, she cannot live here permanently. It is so frustrating to see Sophie grow up without one of her two mothers. Sometimes I worry about how others will view her. All we can do at this point is to teach her to love and celebrate everyone’s differences. I want her to grow up happily and live passionately.

 

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