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.