ForeverMissed
This website is dedicated to the memory of Dr Jingqi Miao, beloved wife and mother. It serves as a place to bring us all together in sharing our recollections of this wonderful and remarkable person who touched the hearts of everyone she knew, and warmed our lives with her presence, and so made this world a better place for everyone. 

Dr Jingqi Miao was born on June 11, 1958, and passed away on July 2, 2021 after battling cancer for three years, throughout which she fought and endured with immense courage and determination. We will always remember the truly amazing person she was, and she shall live forever in the memories that will be cherished in our hearts.

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Here is a link to a more detailed description of Jingqi's work achievements and accomplishments as summarised by a tribute from her workplace, University of Kent.

In memoriam: Dr. Jingqi Miao – School of Physical Sciences at Kent Blog

We have also added below some very touching personal tributes from many of her colleagues that were sent to us in an e-card, which we very much appreciated and are extremely grateful for.
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We invite you to share your tributes to Jingqi below, or your memories and photos in the 'Stories' section. In addition, please check out the 'Gallery' for a summary of her life in pictures.

We sincerely thank all friends and family for their loving support. 

Fei, Yun and Markus


Posted by Qin Xu on July 2, 2022
A year has passed since you left. You still holds a place in our minds and hearts. Some days, I think of you for no particular reasons, some days, I think of you when I am doing something which we had chatted about. Like every time I mix the filling for making 饺子, I always think of you, remembering our giggles about a falsely claimed specific way of stirring the mix. I made 饺子 again today. Thinking of you, of your sweet laughters and kind voice.
Posted by Yuchun Huang on August 19, 2021
Jingqi, I don't know why I suddenly think of you this morning, probably in a zoom meeting, I glanced someone's last name is same as yours. Then I googled your name, found this shocking news which it's hard to believe. With tears, I reviewed the photo collections, it's you, your sweet smile!
I met you and your family in fall 1998, when I started my first job in University of Hull. There were a few days gap between my first day at work and the flat I rented. You kindly offered me to stay in your house. I remembered you made nice breakfast, with your soft voice, you reminded your daughter Yun, a lovely elementary school girl, to eat an apple.
Then I often ran into you and your husband, our offices were located at the same floor in Ferens building, I so admired your talent on physics research.
A few months later, you told me you were starting a new job at Queen Mary soon. I recalled in my trip to London, I visited your home and had a wonderful dinner. You walked me to the underground station that evening. Next year, I left UK, we lost connection.
I should have looked for you earlier to support you. In recent years, I have involved in a local Chinese cancer support society, where volunteers work very closely with cancer patients to support them and their families. I am sorry I wasn't able to help you, but you were brave and strong. You are a successful scientist, a great mother and wife, a warmhearted friend. I was so lucky to meet you, and I will remember you forever.
Posted by Jian Zhang on August 1, 2021
I came to Kent as a lecturer in the same time period as did Jingqi. We have been a friend and colleague to each other since then. For many years, we have passed by the Kent Bioscience Building and said hello to each other in the early morning in order to give lectures at 9am in time. We have shared a similar philosophy for conducting teaching and research in university while we have had some discussions on joint researches in her field. Jingqi has always been warm and generous to her colleagues, students and friends. She was working remarkably hard and productively over 20 years.

I am very sorrow to learn that Jingqi has left us and rested peacefully in heaven.
Jingqi may be gone from our sights but she is never gone from our hearts.

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." 1Cor 2:9.
Posted by Angela Wang on July 23, 2021
My sympathies to you Longyun and Shushu. When you all had my family over, Ahyi would insist on feeding us the best of dishes she’d made. Her hospitality and nurturing nature blessed us. I ran into her a few times while on my run through the university campus, and it was always a joy to do so, as I knew she was also one who was keen to embrace the beauty of nature on her leisurely strolls.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Stefano Biagini:

I was very saddened to hear the news of Jingqi's death. I have known and worked with Jingqi for best part of twenty years. We worked closely shortly after her appointment as lecturer when we were both Admission officers for our respective programmes. Her legacy in what she achieved lives on in having helped secure the future for staff in the School. Jingqi was focussed, professional and always a pleasure. The world is poorer for her loss.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Gaby Roch:

My deepest condolences to Jingqi's family. Although I only knew Jingqi for a brief time she always came across as warm and friendly and made me feel welcome when I joined the department.
She will be sorely missed.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Adrian Podoleanu:

It is with great sadness to realise that Jingqi left us so early. While
gentle and kind, she was at the same time full of passion and energy in her
profession and we will miss her valuable contribution to the subjects she
dedicated all her life to.
She will remain in our memory as a very much appreciated colleague,
fondly remembered by all who knew her.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Gunnar Möller:

I warmly recall the welcome Jingqi offered when I first arrived SPS.
As my academic mentor she had a lot of useful advice to offer, just as well as being open for a casual chat whenever we met. Whenever we spoke, her passion for teaching and her research impressed me a lot.
I feel deeply for your loss.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Emma Pugh:

I was very sad to hear of Jingqi's passing. I remember when I
started as a new lecturer the genuinely warm welcome she gave
me and help in settling in at Kent. She will be greatly missed and
I offer my sincere condolences.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Michael Went:

I worked in SPS during Jingqi’s 20 years at Kent. I remember her as a very dedicated colleague who always contributed fully to the success of the School. I am very sorry for your loss and extend my deepest condolences.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Gavin Mountjoy

Jingqi was a very fine colleague without whom our School would not have had the success that it has. She impressed me greatly with her calm strength and hard work, and I always enjoyed chatting with her. She will always be part of my memories of the School.
With deepest sympathy for your loss.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Anna Corrias:

I will remember Jingqi as a good colleague and a very nice person.
She was always caring and interested in other people. My deepest condolences at this sad time
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Vicky Mason:

I am so sorry to hear of this loss. I had Jingqi as my lecturer and then worked alongside her in SPS. She was always a pleasure to talk to, so friendly and kind. If I remember correctly, her daughter attended our Space School
one year. Since then we would often talk about her daughter and
how well she was doing, Jingqi was clearly so proud of Yun and her achievements. Wishing her family lots of love at this sad time
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Silvia Ramos:

I am very sorry for her family's loss. Jingqi was a kind and caring and a very good colleague. She always gave her best to her research and her teaching and we are grateful for all she did for the School during her time with us.
My best wishes in this difficult time.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Manuel:

So sorry to hear about Jingqi's passing. My condolences to her family.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Aaron Berko:

My deepest condolences to you. Dr Jingqi was such a kindhearted person. I will never forget her smile and her gentle voice whenever she spoke to me in the corridors of SPS. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Stuart Gibson:

My deepest condolences to the family. I worked with Jingqi for 14 years. We talked about research, teaching and life in the School of Physical Sciences in
general. The conversation would often turn to family. Jingqi was immensely proud of her daughter.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Donna:

I first met Jingqi when I joined SPS in 2010. She made me feel welcome straight away. We used to say hello most mornings as our offices were on the same corridor. We also use to bump into each other in the Supermarket! My
deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this sad time.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Mark Burchell:

I always had great respect for Jingqi and will miss her. She had a quiet smile. I can only send her family my thoughts at this sad time.

Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Spartaco:

Jingqi was a lovely person. We used to chat in the tearoom and I have always
enjoyed her company.
She will be sorely missed.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Chris Shepherd:

My deepest condolences and thoughts are with you all at
this difficult time. I taught alongside Jingqi for many
years and know how caring she was towards both colleagues and students.
She will be missed.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Anna Rye:

I am so sorry for your loss and extend to you my deepest condolences.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by James Redmond:

I knew Jingqi well from my 8 years with SPS. I always found her to be caring to both our students and staff. I am sorry for your loss and send my deepest condolences.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Tobias von der Haar:

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Although I only knew Jingqi in passing, I appreciated her scholarship and her caring for her students.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Nigel Mason:

I was very sad to hear of Jingqi's death. I only had the pleasure to know Jingqi a short time but found her to be caring and dedicated. I recall a very
pleasant evening with her attending a lecture and talking to students afterwards. May she rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to you and your
family.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Kim Harty:

My condolences to the family. Jingqi was one of my original
Lecturers and Convenors and I was lucky to have had the opportunity to know and work with her.
Posted by Yun Long on July 23, 2021
Message from e-card by Alan Chadwick:

Jingqi, we will miss your reliability and your smile!
Posted by Mingyu Zheng on July 14, 2021
Auntie Miao was a quiet but warm presence in our Hull circle of friends. She was dedicated to her field and family and was a great inspiration to all of us. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Timothy Kinnear on July 14, 2021
I first met Jingqi in 2009, when I interviewed for starting a PhD with her. From the very start, I was struck by how pleasant, welcoming and kind she was. I started my PhD with her later the same year. She supported me throughout and was understanding of any difficulties and helpful without fail. She was friendly to everyone, helpful and always tried to make available every chance for people to succeed. She inspired me in her dedication. I began working at the University after completing my studies with Jingqi as a colleague. In this, too, she was immensely supportive and I continued to learn a great deal from her. I have no doubt that she has brought a bright and friendly light to the lives of so many. It has been my privilege to have known her.
Posted by Junjie Wu on July 14, 2021
We first met Jingqi and Fei in Hull during 1994-1995 and have kept in contact for 27 years since then, holding an unbreakable and long-lasting friendship. Jingqi, Fei and Yunyun visited us in Huddersfield in 1998 when Yunyun played with our daughter. The cherished memory was like happening yesterday.

For many years, Jingqi has been my aspirating source, both in academic and personal life and an unreachable role model. She is a gifted scientist with talent, hardworking and perseverance. She is also a dedicated wife and mother and a thoughtful and caring friend. I have so many good memories of our telephone chats and the highly similar thoughts we shared.

Jingqi’s love and quality of life leave an indelible imprint in our memories …

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years!”

May Jingqi's soul be peaceful forever …
Posted by Maria Alfredsson on July 13, 2021
Jinqi,
You were brave,
You were clever,
You were caring,
You were a fighter.
Your your memory will always shine as candle with a warm bright light,
to give your family - I know you were so proud of - strength. 
I hope you have found peace.
You will be sadly missed – Maria (colleague Jinqi welcomed to the SPS family)
Posted by Gavin Mountjoy on July 12, 2021
Jingqi was our colleague in the School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent. We are greatly saddened to learn that she has passed away due to illness. 
We always valued having Jingqi as a colleague. She worked hard for our School, and made key contributions, including a large amount of undergraduate teaching. Although we are not expert in her research field, we can see that she had success, supervising a number of postgraduate research students, and publishing well-cited papers. One of her PhD students is now a Lecturer in our School. We found her research achievements all the more impressive because she changed her specialism from engineering to astrophysics during her academic career. 
We know from conversations with Jingqi that she cared deeply about her teaching and research, and she was always motivated to do these activities to the best possible standard. At the same time she was a private, calm, and modest person. She was a true scholar, and we will always be inspired by her dedication, hard work, and fortitude.
We had social conversations with Jingqi over the years and she spoke with the greatest admiration about her daughter's talents and academic career. 
Our deepest sympathy to Jingqi's family and friends.
Gavin Mountjoy and Anna Corrias
Posted by Stephen Serjeant on July 12, 2021
Jingqi joined Kent about the same time as me, and with Glenn we shared the struggles, stresses and triumphs of creating a new astronomy group. Throughout all that time Jingqi was always thoughtful and kind, and like others have said, her calm kindness made our corner of the world a better place to be. I remember Jingqi speaking with loving pride about her daughter, and it's wonderful to have the privilege of seeing the family photos on this site. My sincere condolences to her family and to everyone else who also knew her.
Posted by Silvia Ramos on July 12, 2021
It is so lovely to see those pictures of Jingqi's life! I worked with Jingqi at the School of Physical Sciences. She was kind, warm, thouhgtful and hard working. Definitively someone who made a positive impact in this world. We were very luck to have her as a colleague for many years.
Posted by Vicky Mason on July 12, 2021
Such beautiful pictures! I was Jingqi's student and later a colleague. She was such a lovely kind person, always asking me about my children. She spoke often about her daughter and it was clear how immensely proud she was! I feel very lucky to have known her. 
Posted by Paul Strange on July 11, 2021
This is a wonderful site and it was lovely to browse through the photos. I was Head of School while Jingqi was a lecturer/senior lecturer. She was a very thoughtful and delightful woman, and was always a pleasure to work with. For me it is a privilege and an honour to have known her.
Posted by Richard (Dick) Jones on July 10, 2021
I only had the privilege of knowing Jingqi for four years but am proud to have been the Head of the School of Physical Sciences at Kent when she was appointed. My memory is of a lovely, gentle and kindly lady who brought us something undeniably special when we were struggling through difficult times. My heart goes out to her family. May she rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Leiping Xu on July 10, 2021
Lovely photos, precious moments, bring smiles in the tears.

Jingqi, a dearly friend with kind soft loving heart, your sweet smile will always be remembered in the hearts of your families and friends!
Posted by Qin Xu on July 9, 2021
That Wednesday, I suddenly thought of you, wondering how you were since last August and thinking that I should WeChat you soon. Then the shock came on Friday. I couldn’t believe that I would never be able to reach you by telephone, email or WeChat again. 
You are a beautiful soul that graced this world. I will always remember you, of your soft and sweet voice, your kindness, your strength and determination, most of all, your love and devotion to your loved ones. 
Posted by christopher solomon on July 9, 2021
What a lovely collection of photos - it is a privilege to see them and share some sense of JinQi's early life and of her family. She was a kind, sweet and very dear colleague, liked and respected by all, who made SPS a better and happier place to be.

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Posted by Qin Xu on July 2, 2022
A year has passed since you left. You still holds a place in our minds and hearts. Some days, I think of you for no particular reasons, some days, I think of you when I am doing something which we had chatted about. Like every time I mix the filling for making 饺子, I always think of you, remembering our giggles about a falsely claimed specific way of stirring the mix. I made 饺子 again today. Thinking of you, of your sweet laughters and kind voice.
Posted by Yuchun Huang on August 19, 2021
Jingqi, I don't know why I suddenly think of you this morning, probably in a zoom meeting, I glanced someone's last name is same as yours. Then I googled your name, found this shocking news which it's hard to believe. With tears, I reviewed the photo collections, it's you, your sweet smile!
I met you and your family in fall 1998, when I started my first job in University of Hull. There were a few days gap between my first day at work and the flat I rented. You kindly offered me to stay in your house. I remembered you made nice breakfast, with your soft voice, you reminded your daughter Yun, a lovely elementary school girl, to eat an apple.
Then I often ran into you and your husband, our offices were located at the same floor in Ferens building, I so admired your talent on physics research.
A few months later, you told me you were starting a new job at Queen Mary soon. I recalled in my trip to London, I visited your home and had a wonderful dinner. You walked me to the underground station that evening. Next year, I left UK, we lost connection.
I should have looked for you earlier to support you. In recent years, I have involved in a local Chinese cancer support society, where volunteers work very closely with cancer patients to support them and their families. I am sorry I wasn't able to help you, but you were brave and strong. You are a successful scientist, a great mother and wife, a warmhearted friend. I was so lucky to meet you, and I will remember you forever.
Posted by Jian Zhang on August 1, 2021
I came to Kent as a lecturer in the same time period as did Jingqi. We have been a friend and colleague to each other since then. For many years, we have passed by the Kent Bioscience Building and said hello to each other in the early morning in order to give lectures at 9am in time. We have shared a similar philosophy for conducting teaching and research in university while we have had some discussions on joint researches in her field. Jingqi has always been warm and generous to her colleagues, students and friends. She was working remarkably hard and productively over 20 years.

I am very sorrow to learn that Jingqi has left us and rested peacefully in heaven.
Jingqi may be gone from our sights but she is never gone from our hearts.

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." 1Cor 2:9.
her Life

The life of Jingqi Miao, a truly remarkable person and an inspiration to everyone.

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr Jingqi Miao, dearly beloved wife and mother. She left us peacefully on July 2nd 2021 at home in Chestfield, Kent, surrounded by her husband, daughter and son-in-law.

Jingqi was born on the 11th June 1958 in the city of Nanchang, in Jiangxi Province in China. She attended 11th High School of Jiangxi as a graduate of the class of 1976. During her adolescence time, she was admired by her classmates and highly praised by her teachers because of her outstanding academic records and truly lovable personality, although she was attacked constantly by the extremely left-wing of the Chinese political system because of her father’s history of “political in-correction”. She then enrolled as a student at Jiangxi Normal University, where she obtained her BSc in Physics, and then her MSc in Theoretical Physics.  She remained as a lecturer and then a highly esteemed associate professor within the Department of Physics. It was here that she met her colleague Dr Fei Long, whom she married in Jiangxi on February 1st 1985. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage full of life, spirit and laughter for 36 years throughout which they were a successful and inspirational couple to all around them, not only in their dedication to their academic research but in their unwavering commitment to each other. It is therefore no surprise that when they welcomed a daughter, Yun Long, on the 21st July 1990, they went on to become the most loving parents anyone could have asked for, not only in their utmost devotion to every part of her upbringing but in addition setting her an invaluable example of determination, perseverance and courage. They had such a resounding influence on her, that upon coming of age she chose to follow them in pursuing an academic career in physics research after graduating from Cambridge University.

In the year between 1992 and 1993, she took up a visiting fellowship at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, having for some time expressed an interest in conducting research abroad. Having greatly enjoyed her stay, she went on to emigrated to the U.K. in 1994 with her husband and daughter, settling in Hull in order to begin her Ph.D in the Theoretical Physics group at the university. During her time in Hull, she was a most dedicated scientist who committed herself resolutely to her research, which she most remarkably balanced with being a devoted parent and actively immersing herself in embracing a brand new culture that was far removed from the world in which she had grown up. At the same time, she established in Hull a tight-knit circle of warm friends with fellow Chinese members of the community who also resided within the area, whom she remained in close contact with for the rest of her life and considered a second family to the family she missed so dearly back in China. After successfully defending her doctoral thesis on ‘The Theory of Magnetic Polarons and Magnetic Field Effect in Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors’ in 1998, she began postdoctoral research in the Electrical Engineering Department at Queen Mary University of London. Her research topics included simulations on collisions between spacecraft and space debris, and on radiation triggered star formation in bright rimmed clouds. In 2001 she took up a position as Lecturer in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Kent, where her research covered molecular cloud evolution and star formation. Over the last 20 years, she lived in Canterbury and Whitstable, where she spent many moments outside of work relishing the fascinating historic landmarks and gorgeous nature scenery, often visiting gardens, castles and stately homes with her family in her spare time. In addition, she was a keen reader of classical English literature, with Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Barrett Browning ranking amongst some of her favourite authors.

Throughout her life, Jingqi was not only an accomplished and diligent researcher, but also served as a warming influence to everyone she met due to the remarkable person she was. At work, she dedicated her heart and soul to the students she taught and supervised, supporting them in every way possible, which also resulted in her being constantly awarded ‘Teacher of the Year.’ Outside of work, she was a resounding influence on those around her. She was renowned in many circles for her unwavering empathy and compassion towards others, which constantly reflected in the selfless way she always sought to be there for anyone when needed. Most of all, she was a most devoted wife and companion to her husband, and a mentor, confidante and guardian angel in every way to her daughter, whose lives she enriched greatly in every moment and by whom she will be dearly missed forever. Even when she was tragically diagnosed with cancer in 2018, she will always be remembered deeply in our hearts for the humanity and kindness she continued to show others amidst her ordeal, and the indomitable courage and perseverance she steadfastly displayed until the very end.

Dr Jingqi Miao is survived by her loving husband, daughter, father and two older sisters. 



Recent stories

Yun's PhD graduation

Shared by Yun Long on July 26, 2021
In October 2017, Jingqi's daughter Yun successfully defended her PhD in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews. Although Jingqi was very much overjoyed to hear the news, unfortunately, around this time Jingqi had commenced radiotherapy treatments shortly after being diagnosed with sarcoma cancer. As a result she (and Fei) were unfortunately not able to travel to St Andrews in order to attend Yun's graduation, but they were heavily acknowledged as follows in the acknowledgements of Yun's PhD Thesis:

'I would like to dedicate this thesis to my wonderful family; to my parents, Dr Jingqi Miao and Dr Fei Long, for their unconditional love and for inspiring me to pursue a PhD degree by encouraging my interest in Physics and setting a stellar example.....'

First Impression

Shared by Qin Xu on July 11, 2021
I met Jingqi first time in summer 1995, in Hull.  The instant warmth that I felt meeting Jingqi that moment is still fresh as though it were yesterday. 
Looking back, it must have been tough juggling a PhD, being a mum and being a home maker at the same time.  Yunyun was about 5 and just started school.  That day, Yunyun came back from school with a friend.  Like most of 5-year olds, she chatted and ran around with her friend when they entered the house.  She was polite, observant and interested in a visitor to her shared household.  Without prompt, she soon settled down and started reading her school book followed by Chinese work.  Having no children of my own at the time, it seemed un-extraordinary.  But looking back, I can only admire the discipline Yunyun showed and the parenting she had from Jingqi and Fei.  JIngqi came home later to prepare dinner for the family.  Her soft spoken voice was warm and sincere.  She must have been in a hurry as she would later return to her lab after dinner, but she took her time to greet me and chat with me.  As she moved on to prepare her dinner, she turned her attention to Yunyun, checked her day in school and checked if she had done her work.  I don't remember if Yunyun went to the lab office with Jingqi, but I remember Jingqi discussing with Yunyun what Yunyun would/could do after dinner while she would return to her work in the evening.  When I entered the kitchen the next morning, Yunyun was already sitting at the dining table.  Jingqi was still busy preparing lunch while checking and making sure Yunyun would eat everything that she had prepared for breakfast.  Yunyun wasn't keen on the egg, Jingqi reasoned with her about nutrition.  Thinking back, it is remarkable how easy it seems that Jingqi could have very calmly persuaded a 5-year old to finish her breakfast for nutritional reasons.
Our first child was born that year in 1995 and quickly followed by the twins.  Jingqi had always showed a genuine interest in the children, so in summer 1998, we went to Hull and visited Jingqi in their newly rented house.  It would be the busiest time when she was finishing her PhD and looking for a job position.  But she took sometime off her work and waited for us at home.  She was so excited and kept on laughing as the three little ones filled the room.  She kept on saying: "Shame that Yunyun is in school, she would be so happy to see the babies!". 
Our paths crossed again in Leicester, but soon she moved on to London when Yunyun was about 10.  Jingqi's focus then was on schooling for Yunyun, she must have done so much search and study - without today's Internet, about the education system and schools in the UK.  As I realised later how different the UK's education regime is from what we went through.  
We were mostly not geographically close in the 26 years since 1995, nor were we in constant contact.  But Jingqi is a dear friend close to my heart.   Apart from our families, Jingqi was the first person whom I contacted when my children successfully got into their choice of universities, because I knew she cared and she would share my happiness.  We shared the same passion: parenting.  Each year (apart from in 2020), we sent Christmas cards, then we would call each other around Christmas time (the only time of a year, Jingqi would not be working) and chat for hours.  Apart from very briefly touching on Fei's and her works, Jingqi filled me in with such pride and such joy about Yunyun's every step over the years, rightly so.  Jingqi's life continues, in Yunyun, as well as in our memories.