I love that story, actually this is sort of similar to the book im reading, "Joy Luck Club".
I what way can you relate your book?
Well, some of the themes discussed in the book are relatable.
First, on your story and in my book you booth show sacrifice. In the book there are lots of characters that have to sacrifice things. For example, jin mei's mother has to leave behind 2 daughters. You had to leave your mother behind so you could scape to the US.
Very true, what other themes from your book can you compare?
Another theme could be dissapointment, in the book An Mei's mother is disappointed with her marrige, which eventually leads her to committing suicide. In your story you face dissapointsnt when you had to leave your parents and and waited for them but never saw them again.
I like that you are making inferences between things, like my story of when I migrate from Germany and the book you are reading in school!