To my dearest Edison,
Seven years ago, I saw your face for the first time and I fell madly in love. I can’t begin to tell you how much joy you’ve brought to my life for past few years. Just being with you at every step of your growth is the happiest thing that has ever happened to me.
You’re a loving, understanding and good-natured boy. I’ve said that many times since you were born and that has not changed till now. In fact, you’ve grown into a sensible little boy with a heart of gold. You care so much for the people around you (especially me!), and have learnt at a very young age on how to speak the language of LOVE.
I honestly can’t believe that you’re already 7 years old. It didn’t seem like such a long time ago that you were sleeping soundly in my arms, with your blue romper and mittens on, and soft baby hair that smelled like sweet popcorn. Has it really been seven years?
This 7th year of your life has been a very beautiful one. You made your entrance into formal education, and that allows me to glimpse the beginning of a beautiful learning journey with you. From primary to secondary and tertiary, I want to be there to share all your challenges and celebrate all your success.
You’re intelligent. If something doesn’t come easy to you, don’t ever give up. Keep trying, again and again. It’s your efforts that matter, not the result. You did well in the first half of this year, and I’m so proud of you. But the second half of the year will be tougher – just a friendly reminder from your loving Mom. As always, I will always be there to help you.
Right now, at seven, you come to me with almost everything. When you face any difficulties in school, when you need help, when you feel loved, when you’re bored, you’ll come to me. I hope that you’ll continue to do so when you grow older. Please always remember that I’ll always be there to protect you and to guide you.
My goal has always been to be the best mother and the best teacher, you could have. But I also learnt a lot from you than I could have possibly imagined. You allow me to see the world from a different angle, and the positive feeling that with you, my life is good, purposeful and fulfilling!
I want you to be happy. So, seek joy. Every single day, do something that will make you happy. Be it big or small – watch your favourite show, play with a friend, eat your favourite snack, or simply try something new. I want you to spend a portion of each day smiling and laughing. Your happiness is my motivation!
I love being your Mom. And I know you love ME being your mom too because you constantly show your love. You always run after me and give me kisses. You always hug me. And as always, I’m grateful for the special bond that you and I share. Thank you for loving me as much as I love you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And have a smashing year ahead, my dear son. I love you, and will always do.