Yan Ping is a mother of a clever little girl and a joyful little boy. She is in her late 30s.
When Yan Ping found out about her first pregnancy, she was filled with fear. The divided opinions of the people around her made her confused and exasperated. She was torn between two options: to keep the child or to let it go. While she knew that her father wanted her to get an abortion, others told her to hold on to the ‘gift from God’. She felt lost and stressed. And above all, Yan Ping felt terribly and completely alone.
For Yan Ping, the decision to keep her daughter changed from day to day. There were days where the entire weight of the situation became almost unbearable and the thought of giving up seemed tempting. There were days where immense loneliness would dawn upon her. It could in the aisle of a baby shop, in the cold, sterile waiting room of a clinic, or at her dining table with all its empty chairs. Other days, she felt a little more optimistic and truly believed that she and her baby were going to be alright.
First things first
Before you go on, here are some important things to take note of at this point in time.