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.
Before we had Penny I was afraid Ryu was going to have a hard time transitioning into a big brother. He has been the only child for the past 8 years, and has had everyone’s attention. Needless to say he’s completely spoiled and I’m pretty sure that having to share that attention isn’t easy. Truth is, I, well we, got lucky. Ryu has been great throughout my pregnancy and now that his sister is here he’s been very helpful. He does not mind having to share the attention. I appreciate how attentive he is with his sister. You can tell that he absolutely adores her. He’s been very helpful at home. He helps me feed and hold her and helps me with anything that I need.
I can see that he loves his sister very much. Even though the age gap is 8 years, I know that he will watch over his sister. I feel blessed with my children. I can’t believe I’m a mother of 2! I haven’t had an easy time transitioning. It’s been a while since I’ve had an infant and I’ve had to learn a lot of things all over again. However, I’m doing much better now.