That day the younger Truong, now 18 years old, is about to become a new student, but dreams of that day to follow her father who bravely got caught in the sea during a sea voyage four years ago and stay in Hoang forever. Stayed in Sa.
father is always with the ocean
In the afternoon, with the wind blowing on Li Son Island, Truong and her mother were walking along the road around the Li Son boat mooring. The Duong family in Le Son has been on the island for 12 generations. It’s just that not long ago, the ship owned by Mr. Duong Van Giau – Xuan Truong’s father – as captain returned. “And Uncle Hai and Uncle Bon went to Hoang Sa, but Rich Dad stayed in Hoang Sa and never came back,” Truong said in a low voice.
The daughter’s words ripped open the wound of a mother – Mrs. Bui Thi Phuoc Thanh – who had waited in vain for her husband for four years. On January 2, 2019, a fishing boat commanded by Captain Giau was fishing in the Hoang Sa waters when a storm hit.
The captain steers the boat across the waves back to the mainland. Waves hit the ship’s hull, water flooded the cockpit, pushed the anchor line out to sea and wrapped it tightly in the propeller. To save the ship and dozens of fishermen who were on the brink of life and death, Mr. Giau dived into the sea to remove the anchor rope from the propeller.
“When he came back to the ship, he was exhausted and suddenly a strong wave hit him and pushed him into the sea. At night, the water was raging, though he managed to turn back to find the boat tried, but he could not do it. ‘Couldn’t get it. The waves were too fierce, everyone had to give up. The ship was in good condition to return to the mainland. Save my brothers, but I will always be in Paracelsus ,” Mrs. Than said with tears in her eyes.
Sometimes she imagined herself as if by a miracle her husband had fallen into the sea, washed up on a deserted island in the Paracels and was still alive.
She reassured herself, but for the past four years, in her spare time, she used to go to the mooring pool to watch the fishing boats. “I’m desperate too, but I still try to believe because I love you. Still can’t give up the habit of going to sea to wait for him to come back,” Ms. Than said.
The brave fisherman died, and a huge void was left in the house overlooking the sea. In a coastal village, the husband is the mainstay, the wife stays at home to take care of the children, so when Mr. Jiayu suddenly left, trouble ensued. Mrs Thanh didn’t know how to take care of her two children.
The school still remembers the year his father died, as the saddest day of his life. “There was still a month left for Tet, but my father never came back. That year, my mother sat on the beach, and everyone advised me not to go in, so the two brothers went to sit with their mother. moved out,” Truong said.
“I always trust my father to watch over me”
Loving the poor mother, both the brothers plan to drop out of school. Then Truong remembered that his father stuck to the sea day and night, hoping that his two children would study, so it was infidelity to give up. School is now very different from the little girl who dreamed of becoming a marine policeman. When his father died, Truong began to grow up rapidly. The scene where people come home to take loans and the mother has no money to buy food turns into Prerna.
Not giving up, Truong and his brother keep looking for opportunities to attend school. Fortunately, a relative said that the two brothers inquired about the Vu Ai Dinh scholarship of the Central Youth Union. Don Li Son District, supported by this fund, helped document and create poignant stories about the desire of the Hoang Sa, wealthy fisherman and Xuan Truong brothers to attend school. The school says that the Vu A Dinh Scholarship is like a “float” that you can hold on to in the most uncertain moments.
In 9th grade, she left Le Son and moved to Di An city (Binh Duong) to study boarding at Phan Chu Trinh Primary, Middle and High School. Worried about her daughter, Mrs. Than followed him. The children go to school, the mother goes to the shop. When the epidemic struck, she lost her job and returned to Li Sun, assuring her daughter that “mother is at ease, I will live alone without my mother and study and promise to bring results”.
Truong passed this year’s high school graduation exam easily, although she admitted she was a little disappointed with her results as she could still do better. Although you have been considered for admission to the Multimedia Industry at Nguyen Tat Thanh University, you are unhappy with your test scores because Xuan Truong wants to get high marks to please your mother.
With this result, the Vu Ai Dinh Scholarship Fund will continue to support you at university. But it’s still pretty gross when the cost of living in the city is expensive. Through every difficult time, Truong remembers his father’s steadfastness with Hoang Sa and reminds himself to overcome it.
Ms. Thanh said Truong’s personality is as strong as his father’s, he always comforts his mother, but she still feels sorry for her son, although she believes he will win. Her health was not good, the sudden death of her husband drained the strength of the fishing village woman. Now, she hires a babysitter for a relative in Li Sun, earning some money for her temporary living on the island.
The school understood that the money earned by his mother might not be enough to live in Saigon, so he made a plan for himself. “I will have to work part-time. When I get used to studies, I will schedule my study time and do it accordingly. When I was alive, my father used to say that I have to be disciplined with myself to be successful . I always believed that he would watch every step. All difficulties can be overcome, even the future,” Truong said.
Talking about the field of study they have chosen, the school again mentions three. The girl, whose goal is to graduate from school, will use her acquired knowledge to tell the story of Hoang Sa and Vietnamese fishermen in the country’s sovereign waters to international friends in different ways. Truong believes that this will contribute to preserving the sacred architrave of the Fatherland, where his father has lived forever.
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