The picture in the art shop showed a pretty
lady. It was Tina's favorite. She would stand in
front of the shop, just staring at the lady. he
imagined that the lady was her mother. It made
the pain at not knowing how her mother looked
like disappear for a while.
She was an orphan.
he orphanage had always been her home. The other
orphans who had relatives would go home for the
holidays but she would stay at the orphanage. Mr
and Mrs Chan, the caretakers there, felt sorry
for her because she had no one. They would try
their best to cheer her up by bringing her out
and giving her special treats.
Tina knew that
Mr and Mrs Chan loved her very much but they
were not her parents. "If only I had a picture
of my mother," she thought to herself.
while she was standing outside the art shop, the
owner invited her in. She headed straight for
the picture. He offered to give it to Tina and
she accepted it. She went home and eagerly
showed it to Mrs Chan. When Mrs Chan saw the
picture, she hugged Tina tightly. Tina was
puzzled. Mrs Chan then told her that it was a
picture of her mother. Tina was so overjoyed
when she heard that.