My Story --------Catherine Huang.
I was born on May 16, 1969 . I knew that while I could not decide my birthday, but I would be able to choose my wedding date. My husband and I performed a marriage ceremony on May 16 , my birthday ,1999, for me, our marriage was my second birthday. Every May 16 , my husband buys some roses and a box of chocolates for me, and he cooks some delicious food . Since I could not get pregnant in China ,my sisters-in- law tried to persuade my husband to sue for a divorce. However, my husband loved me very much, he rejected any recommendations of his sisters. My husband told his three sisters :" Although my wife cannot get pregnant, I still love her. I will not give her up, and I must look after her forever." I also love my husband. In spite of the fact that my husband made a love promise, I became determined to immigrate to Canada to escape the bad influence of my husband's family. On October 3, 2006, my husband and I arrived in Edmonton. As my husband's English was not good, he could not find a professional job in Canada. My English was better than my husband’s , yet I could not be a medical laboratory technologist here. We had to do some arduous work as labourers to meet our living costs in Canada. Consequently, we were often lost in translation. I cried and cried, for I could not go back to my agency to work in China. My husband sighed and sighed, for we had to face many challenges and some awkward predicaments. Nonetheless, we still loved each other. Surprisingly, in May of 2007, my family doctor confirmed some information which made my husband ecstatic. I was pregnant! My family doctor told me," In Canada, the air is clean, and so is the water . It is easy for you to get pregnant." Later, we got a lot of help from federal, provincial, and municipal governments, charities, and religious groups. I am thankful to Canadians for all this help. This year , my husband , my daughter, and I are going to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and my birthday in Canada. I love Canada, for Canada is my new home. Because China is my motherland, I love China, too.