双语美文:圣诞小甜饼

更新时间:2020-01-26 18:32:00作者:网络

My Mom came from a family of 14 children.我母亲来自一个有14个孩子的大家庭

Christmastime wasn't always the best.圣诞节却并不总是最开心的时候

However,可是

there was a man,却有一个人

who went out of his way,费心费力

to make the day special.让这一天变得独一无二

Over the years数年来

my Mom talked about母亲每每谈及

how this man would come out on Christmas这个人总会在圣诞节的时候到来

and bring candy to her给她带来糖果

and her brothers and sisters.还有她的哥哥和姐姐

Mom never forgot his kindness.妈妈从未忘记过他的善举

I believe我相信

because of the kindness shown to her at Christmastime正是因为圣诞节时她曾收到的善意

Mom made it a point妈妈总是十分认真的

to do special things想要做一些特别的事情

for the less fortunate.为那些穷苦的人

Mom was a great baker妈妈是一个很好的烘焙师

and she did bake cookies,她做了饼干

but she wanted a variety但她总想多准备几种

to give away.送给那些穷人

There was a lady in town城里有一位女士

who made and sold cookies.以做饼干出售为生计

Mom would place an order妈妈会在她那里预定一些饼干

and when the cookies were ready当饼干烤好了

we would go over我们会过去

and pick them up.取走他们

I well remember我清楚的记得

the wonderfu l smell of cookies饼干香甜的气息

when she opened the door.每次妈妈推开饼干店的门就能闻到

After we had the cookies我们拿到饼干后

I'd help Mom divide them up on plates我会帮助母亲把它们分装到各个盘子里

and we would deliver them.我们就把这些饼干送出去

One summer一个夏天

we went back to Mom's hometown.我们回到了母亲的家乡

As I remember,记忆中

she bought some flowers and candy.她买了一些花和糖果

We then drove over to the house of the person我们开车去了那个人家里

who had given her candy on Christmas那个曾在圣诞节上把糖果送给母亲的人

so many years before.那是多年之前了

Mom knocked on a large wooden door.妈妈敲响了一扇很大的木门

An elderly, frail man answered.一个垂垂老矣,颤颤巍巍的老爷爷来开了门

Mom introduced herself母亲介绍了自己

and thanked him并对他表示感谢

for the kindness he had shown her family so many years before.感谢他多年前对她的家人表现出的善意

Then she handed him the flowers and candy接着她将花和糖果递给他

as she gave him a hug.给了她一个拥抱

I'm thankful我心存感恩

I had a Mom为我有这样一位母亲

who taught me to give.她教会我给与

I may have been an only child,或许我是家里唯一的孩子

but I was always giving toys, etc away to children但我总会把玩具等东西送给其他的孩子

who had less than I did.那些没有我这样富足的孩子

She taught me,是母亲教会我

It is more blessed to give than to receive.给予比接受更加有福

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