Life is great because…

I have the sweetest little boy.

While the bump continues to grow and is now more visible, you have started to be more cautious not to be too rough around me. Daddy will remind you from time to time to take care of mummy and be more careful not to hurt mummy because your little sibling is growing in mummy’s belly.

Today while we went to the mall to get your hair cut, you had abrasions from the pair of shoes you were wearing. You refused to let me carry you because I am pregnant. You insisted that your foot was not hurting but I could see you limping to our destination. I had to call daddy to come carry you so you would feel better.

You will be turning 4 in less than two weeks, but you are already alot wiser and kinder. You have no idea how proud I am of you.

Having a moment with your sibling

This is you talking to your sibling. Something you do every morning and night. You would tell him/her what you are going to do and how you will teach him/her to do that next time too. We know for sure you are going to be a superb big brother.

Detailed scan in 3 weeks to find out the gender of your sibling!

“What will you do with the Money?”

We finally got down to opening all your red packets you got from Chinese New Year after a month and you are significantly richer.

When we asked what will you do with the money that you have, without hesitation, your answer was…

  1. Buy food for mummy
  2. Buy food for daddy
  3. Buy something small for myself. Maybe a Thomas toy.

That is you, putting others before yourself. You are growing into such a fine little gentleman. ❤

Love & Religion

If one day, you fall in love with someone who is has a different religion, would it matter to us? The answer is no. It does not matter.

Mummy is from a family of Christians. Although I am a backslider, i still believe in Jesus. Daddy is a free thinker but he sways towards Taoism. That however, did not deter us from being together. I have always believed that God is actually that 1 same God, depicted into many different versions by men. Regardless of who God really is, I also believe that he/she would want us to love everyone. In the New Testament of the bible, it is stated ‘Love One Another, As I Have Loved You’. Religion can bring people to celebrate God – but it can also destroy love (unfortunately for some). But please do not let that happen to you. I strongly believe that if you love one another enough, religion and love can coexist.

Out of respect for each other, we do not have any altars at home. If daddy wants to go to the temple, I do not stop him. I am also sure he will not stop me from going to church. Hence, you will get to pick your own religion when you are older. And when you meet the right one, know that religion should not come between you both.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (New International Version)

Love boldly my son. ❤

Gramps Lim

If there is anyone in the world you should be eternally grateful for (besides your parents), it has got to be these 2 beautiful people.

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Grandpa and grandma Lim are your caregivers while dad and I are at work. Rain or shine, they’d pick you up from playgroup and bring you home for dinner. Although a couple of hours at their place everyday may not sound like much, but just think about the amount of effort taken to pick you up, cook for you, shower you, just to make sure that you do not go hungry. If only you are not picky about food and can eat more in school. There is no doubt how much they love you.

They loved you even before you were born. When we went to shop for your cot in preparation for your arrival, gramps Lim insisted on buying your little crib. In their words, “阿公阿嬷买给 baby 的”.

You were born a month early. Daddy and I didn’t have time to buy your daily necessities like diapers and shower stuffs. The moment they heard you were arriving, they bought everything for us just so we don’t have to worry about it.

When you were a few months old, you came down with stomach flu and ended up being hospitalised. Daddy and I stayed over with you just to make sure you knew we were by your side. When we got home after you were discharged, we came home to find the whole house cleaned, sheets changed, toys sanitized. That’s grandma Lim for you. She came by to clean so you wouldn’t fall sick again.

After you started school, someone passed the hfmd to you. There were so many blisters on your arms, legs and insides of your mouth and daddy and I decided to bring you over to gramps place the next morning before going to work. Without hesitation, they suggested that you stayed over at their place until you recovered and we can visit you everyday after work. They said this way, we will not disturb your sleep by carrying you out of bed in the morning to bring you to their place. At the same time, we can get enough rest for work as well. Looking after a kid is not an easy task. Looking after a sick kid who is not sleeping and feeding well is tough on a whole new level. They did not have to shoulder that responsibility, but they did.

When you were about to start potty training, your teacher wrote it in your communication book where parents and teachers update each other about the child’s performance in school. By the time I read her note stating that you were going to be off diapers the next day, and that we have to pack underwear for you, it was already late evening. While I was thinking if I should just inform the teachers the next day about delaying the potty training, grandma Lim showed up at our doorstep with 2 boxes of underwear. It was close to 9pm. It was totally unexpected and heartwarming.

I wish I could list down every single thing they have done for us, but I’m sure you will see it for yourself as you grow up.

I hope that you will learn to be grateful for every little thing that people do for you and love them back. Remember, learn to be grateful my little darling.