& # 39; Parents should never bury their children & # 39 ;: MP shed tears during his first speech in Parliament recalling a heartbreaking moment when his baby boy died in his arms
- MP will give a sincere and emotional girl speech in parliament on Wednesday
- Longman MP Terry Young spoke with speech about overcoming setbacks in life
- He spoke about the feeling that his son Matthew died in his arms 28 years ago
- He also spoke about the descent of a slave and the struggle of his wife with cancer
A member of parliament held an emotional and moving girl's speech in parliament when he remembered the moment his son died in his arms.
Terry Young, Member of Parliament for Longman, in Queensland, won his seat in an area against Susan Lamb of Labor in the May federal elections and gave his first speech in parliament on Wednesday.
Mr. Young spoke about how far his family had come from the time of his grandfather, who was a slave on the South Sea island, that he joined the highest branch of the government.
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MP Queensland Terry Young (pictured with wife Alexandra) has given an emotional and moving first reading in Parliament about overcoming adversity and the moment his son died in his arms and his wife's fight with cancer
& # 39; Well done honey! So proud of you. If you have a dream in your heart, you can make it a reality, & wrote Mrs. Young (photo) on Facebook after her husband's first speech
But the new MEP broke down when he started talking about the death of his son almost three decades ago.
& # 39; I remember the pain of my son Matthew who died in my arms from cot death at six weeks old 28 years ago, who will never leave me because parents never have to bury their children, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; So for those who have lost a child, I am with you. & # 39;
Mr. Young also spoke about his wife Alexandra Young's fight with cancer and his daughter's nightmare because he was trapped in an abuse relationship.
& # 39; The scourge of cancer has also left its mark on me, my wife has had surgery twice in the last five years, one to remove a melanoma on her back along with two lymph nodes, & # 39; he said.
Before he went on, Mr. Young up in the public gallery to tell his wife that he loves her.
Young received a standing ovation on both sides of the floor after his speech with opposition leader Anthony Albanese and other Labor MPs who also embraced the new MP
& # 39; Although I have endured these battles, it is not the battles we get in our lives that define us, but our response to these battles that define us, & # 39; he said.
Mr. Young said the key to overcoming adversity was to straighten the head and not bury your head in the sand.
& # 39; Every time we are faced with adversity, we have a choice as individuals, as a government, as a nation as to how to deal with that adversity, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; We can run, bury it under the carpet, put it in the too hard basket or we can roll up our sleeves and deal with it. & # 39;
Towards the end of his speech, Mr Young had some extra encouraging words for all Australians who would have the chance to hear his words.
& # 39; As a boy from Kallangur, whose grandfather was a slave to the South Sea island, commonly known in the late 1800s as a Kanaka, who came from a simple beginning, leaving school with only a junior diploma, can end up in this house, anything is possible. & # 39; he said.
After his first speech, Mr. Young embraced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison while other MPs struggled to push back tears while giving him a standing ovation.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese and other Labor MPs also went to see Mr. Embrace Young or shake his hand.
Mrs. Young also went to social media to praise her husband's first speech.
& # 39; Well done honey! So proud of you. If you have a dream in your heart, you can make it a reality, & she wrote.
After his first speech, Mr Young was embraced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison (photo)
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