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…

A Letter to My Son

Dear Son, When you were newborn, you drank your milk, burped and cried When you were sleepy, you yawned with your gummy mouth opened wide When you were one, you drank your juice from your own sippy cup And you were strong enough to pull yourself up When you were two, you tried to eat all by yourself with a spoon You messed up the food and made us clean…

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…

Happy Birthday, Edison!

To my dearest Edison, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’m writing this blog post today not for a 4-year-old Little Edison to read, but to the Edison of the future – whether he is 20, 25 or 30 … I wonder what you are now – a doctor, an engineer, a scientist, a musician or a teacher? Your grandfather hopes that you’ll become a dentist. Your father hopes that you’ll become a pilot.…