Today my firstborn, Ryu turned 8! Happy Birthday big brother! I can’t believe that it has been 8 years. Sometimes, I forget that he’s already big. He’s no longer an infant or toddler. He’s a fully functioning boy and in no time he will be a teenager. I wish that you continue to live a wonderful life and that I can continue to give everything that you need and want. He’s been through a lot the short 8 years that he’s been alive. With that said he’s continued to show me how truly resilient he is. I am very blessed that I became your mother and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Below are 9 pictures dating each year starting from 2009. My baby isn’t a baby anymore. I’m excited to see what kind of person you are going to be as an adult. It’s truly an amazing feeling looking back at how much you have changed in the past 8 years. Not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. Truth is I did not give you life. You gave me life and brought so much meaning to mine. Having you and your sister is like winning the lottery. I may not have all the money in the world, but I have become a much better person because of you and your sister. You and your sister gave me purpose in life. It’s been a tough 8 years. I can’t say that it has only been bad nor good. However, I will say that I have learned so much along the way. You taught me so much and becoming a mother has been one of the hardest yet rewarding thing that you and your sister has gifted me!
Here’s to a lifetime of memories of you my love. We shouldn’t just celebrate you today, but we should continuously do it daily. Happy Birthday once again my bear! We love you.