A Letter to My Son on His Birthday: Eight is Great!

Today, we’ll be celebrating Edison’s birthday. He was born on Sept 11th eight years ago. I couldn’t help it but feeling incredibly nostalgic whenever this day comes. His birthday is also the birth of me as a mother. The sentimentality emerges within me at this time every year. I think back to the many days and nights when it was exclusively us – just me and him. When he transformed…

Happy 7th Birthday!

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…

Turning 36

When I was in my twenties, I had this dread of turning into my thirties. I don’t remember why, though. When I was thirty, I became a mother and that was the most exciting year in my life. Soon after that, I realized that thirties have been very good to me. Today, I turn 36. I’ve been receiving well wishes and greetings since this morning. I’m so so so happy…

Edison’s 5th Birthday Party at School

Two weeks ago, we held a birthday party for Little Edison at his school. Initially, I was very tempted to forgo his birthday celebration in school this year as we just came back from Hong Kong. Works were piling-up in the office, and we were running short of time for the preparation. In summary, no mood + no time. But deep down, I know that my son loves celebrating his…

Turning FIVE!

Dear Edison, I wanted to write this letter to you last week, but it was delayed as Mommy is really, really busy. So sorry about it. You turned FIVE last week. A big little boy by all accounts, Mommy is so happy for you. Last year, we talked about what your future occupation would be. And this year, you told me that you want to be a doctor when you…