As the bright, capable and experienced DPP Legislator Alice Wang (王雪峰) got married in Taipei yesterday, she gave her mother the best Mother's Day present imaginable.
Born into a family of politicians, Wang said she is grateful to both her parents, who have always supported her and allowed her a great measure of freedom. She is particularly grateful to her mother who she says has always been there for her, through hardship and joy.
Wang says that in a family where everyone is participating in politics, her mother has been their strongest supporter. As an example, she said that her mother seems to possess inexhaustible energy when it comes to helping Wang's younger brother, Wang Po-yu (王博昱), in his bid to be re-elected to the Taipei City Council in the upcoming elections.
PHOTO: GEORGE TSORNG, TAIPEI TIMES
For Mother's Day, Wang said she wishes her mother would allow herself to relax a bit, and not overextend herself in her support of her children.
But Wang's mother just smiled and said she just can't slow down. Regardless of whether her children are grown up, married or powerful representatives of the people, in her eyes they are still her kids that she must take care of as long as she is able.
She says that the education provided by the family's three anti-establishment politicians has taught her to be open-minded.
Wang says that even though she is not able to celebrate Mother's Day properly this year since she is getting married, she will celebrate doubly on future Mother's Days to make up for it.
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