That was a hot summer day as usual in Beijing. Dad planned to go to the PANJIAYUAN flea market and asked me to come as a help hand. I agreed and thought it would be an unforgettable experience, and in deed, it was. Dad carried a few of his collections and we were heading there very early in the morning. It was my first time to put the stall on the street. Actually I can't remember what I helped but I think that morning time flied very quickly. I remember he sold or exchanged something that day. Dad showed me around and looked at different kinds of art. I stopped at a secondhand book stall and found a book on financial economics of China written in English. Dad bought it for me in only 5 yuan and I was so happy like finding the most precious treasure in the world. The market ended around noon and we packed up back home.
We were back around 2 pm and Mom was waiting at home with a big surprise. Yes, I didn't expect a big birthday cake and I told them I don't like the cream over the cake, which is too sweet for me. However, mom insisted on buying one for me even she didn't eat it. She rode the bike a long way to go to the bakery store and carried all by herself in that old bike same age as her in such a hot summer day noon. There is a wilderness on her way and she picked up some wildflowers for me. The cake is in heart shape and has my name on it. She also prepared my favorite dishes for me.
When we were back, mom asked dad and I dressed well to take photos everywhere in our sweet home. Dad and I was joking that we just got tanned to look like coming back from the beach. We spent the afternoon enjoying the food and chatting about our dreams in the coach. We talked about our wishes and played cards together. They gave me a ring with 2000 on it as my birthday gift and I kept wearing it for a long time. I always feel a little bit down on my birthdays but now I like to grow up so that I can carry on that responsibility to give my parents a better life I want. It's hard for me to find how lucky I am when they are around. But at that moment, I think, I'm from the richest and happiest family.
I believe that kind of love is deep in my blood. I feel that comfortable and relaxed with them, without the need of breaking the quietness. I just miss them so badly that I never said a word of missing them. I will try my best to love back in my way and reunion soon. They makes me enjoy life, though I prefer to be independent now. That's family who will always support each other and tolerate each other though complaints and arguments happen all the time. That's my favorite birthday and it reminds me to cherish the life I live every day.