The Wishing Glass
a novel by Nguyen Truong
To Mai, my love and the light of my heart. . . how can I put into words the beauty you’ve given my life over the years we’ve shared together. I can only hope that I have been worthy of the kindness, affection, and sacrifice that you’ve selflessly given to our loving family. Though my journey will soon come to an end, my love for you will never die. You are my happiness, my laughter, and my reason for being. It breaks my heart that I can no longer be here to hold your hand until we are old and gray. I am eternally grateful for the memories and joy we’ve shared. . . for our beautiful family. . . and for making this life, no matter how brief, worth living. I love you more than you will ever know.
To Nhi, my pride and joy. . . there will be so many moments in your life that I wish I could still be around to share with you. I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday, holding you in my arms for the very first time. You were perfect then, and will always be in my eyes. For you, I leave behind this novel with all the love in the world that a father can give. Find me in these pages when you need me, for I will always be alive if you keep me in your heart.
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