To My Precious Yvette:
Somehow, I always have the feeling it’s like yesterday you were still in my tummy and getting ready to see the world. When you were first born I spent every minute willing you to grow up faster. You used to be only a little baby and today you are an active toddler.
How time passes in a blink of eye?
In the past 12 months, you’ve started walking; climbing on every platform you can find, learning academically and forming words. You talk like us now; I am certainly impressed with your accomplishment.
I love the way you are trying to express yourself using actual words instead of any secret code in your own dictionary.
I love your face expression whenever you ask me for the forbidden food you want, such as sweet.
I love the wide-eyed wonder whenever you see something new and your cheeky smile.
I know we do spoil you rotten at times.
I know you learnt without paying attention.
I know you always come back to hug me and show me how much you love me despite being scolded, punished and even smacked by me.
And baby you know, the toughest thing about being a mom is knowing what’s best for you and loving you the way you need to be loved as you grow. To let go when I need to and stay close enough so that you know I’ll always be around, right by you, laugh with you, seeing the world through your lens when you need me.
If I ever get too clingy, it’s only because in my eyes, you’re always going to be my baby.
Love you always,