To our son, Wesley
A year ago on this day, you came into our lives.. and amazingly one year has passed us by, watching you grow up over the months have been filled with joy. Wes, you have the ability to bring a smile upon our faces regardless of whatever challenges we face in our lives, especially through the trying months. It is never easy trying to raise you, put you through the operation theater to fix an inguinal hernia condition due to your premature birth…never easy it was for us to starve you 5 hours before the operations, it did pain our hearts so much but it cannot be helped! And for your information, it was rather a bitter sweet moment to spend new year’s eve in the emergency ward watching you hooked to those monitoring devices. Yes, I cried and so did mum.
Indeed, thru the months, many interesting things occurred, for example, hearing you shout papa when you are at 5 months of age, really brought warmth in my heart, although it was an accidental attempt but I like it nonetheless. I still remember the times when we commented that our boy is smart as he doesn’t eat his own foot, but how wrong we were, when you prove to us, like all babies do, you do likewise, you eat your own feet too!
The 1st tooth, the 1st time you stood up in late June 2010, was a surprised and since then you have not looked back since, one year after your birth, you are well equipped to crawl and I dare say you are one fast crawler, son! The times when you sleep like a starfish, spread all your limbs widely…the time you were swaddled.
Tasks like changing your poo poo, is something probably I won’t do but because of you, I guess I do it willing. Needless to say, the same goes for feeding you in the middle of the night, although I must admit that it is quite taxing at times considering how precious sleep have become, sleeping at 12, waking up at 2, etc..then waking up for work at 7…sleep is a precious resource, but seeing your bright eyes coupled with that smiley face of yours, really takes all the tiredness away. The same goes for when, I come home from a long stressed out day at work, your smile never fail to cast away negativity, stress… such is the innocence and pureness of your smile and mannerism.
Life flies when you have a kid and how true is that, a year came and gone so fast, being able to see you grow up, from a small little baby to toddler with that charming cheekiness and smile…I guess I have no complaints..the only complain that I have is that I feel I am spending too little time with you…surely we will catch up on that.
Today’s your birthday, yes, we will be getting your hair shaved so that new ones may grow in their place. seeing you bald, just tells me that you are not longer that helpless baby but a cheeky little toddler that we love so much. Happy 1st birthday and may you be happy for life, for always. That’s my wish for you, my little cutie pie.
(Edwin & Linda)