Happy first birthday!

I can’t believe it’s been a year. A year since my little Ollie came into this world.

We have traveled to many places: New York City, Dubai, moved from Shanghai to Hong Kong and will go to Singapore for a small business trip soon.

I have breastfed you from day one and still am. I am in awe that I can provide you with nutrients from my own body. You love rice, like your daddy. You love seaweed, like your mommy.

You can say a lot of words, you babble a lot in your own language. When you really want me, you yell with all of your body “UMMMMMMMMMMMA”! And you move so quickly that you somehow appear in my arms out of nowhere.

You love your baba. You always wake him up, smiling and calling him. You love to play around, you love people and you are silly.

You’re a bit too adventurous for my taste. You’re always getting yourself into dangerous situations but I hope this means that you will always have a curiosity to learn and experience more in life. Because we should never be too comfortable and always aspire to learn, to be better and to do good.

I’ve done so much growing as a person, a wife and a mother. Being your mom has been the most challenging but rewarding experience of my life. I’ve never felt so helpless, confused, tired and worried. But at the same time, I’ve never felt so in love, excited and blessed… You really complete us!

I hope that this past year has been good for you. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that our love for you will always grow. We love you, now and forever. No matter what happens in life: the good, the bad, the ugly… We will always be here for you.

We love you, Ollie. Happy first birthday to my beautiful, baby boy.


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  1. May 22, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Ollie’s so big now. ^__^
    I remember when he was lil lil lil. –> <–
    Now he's walking about and playing. Soon he'll be running around and playing hide and go seek.

  2. nakji
    May 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Ollie is very blessed to have you two for parents!!

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