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  • It was around 1990.
    15 years after the Vietnam war had ended.
    15 years after my grandfather had been released from a prison camp.
    15 years after my grandma came back to Vietnam with her 5 children to retrieve her husband.

    "Tôi sẽ trở lại với bạn" said my grandmother
    "I'll come back for you"

    7 years later, she did. Hand in hand with all 5 children.
    She came back with no money.
    She came back with a plan. A plan to send them to Canada.
    She wanted to start a new life where her children can make her proud.
    Where they can make children that she could be proud of.

    She did.
    She got them to Canada.
    She refused to leave anyone behind.
    She had accomplished her goal.

    Age 73.
    She died in peace.
    Her heart wasn't strong but it contained so much happiness.
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