It’s been eight whole years since you came into our lives and they’ve been nothing short of incredible!
Let’s go back eight years for a quick recap! (Obviously, we cannot cram in the entire 8 years into this post so we’ll do a short and simple one!)
(Yes, I know I’m looking a little more swollen than usual in this picture. It’s probably all the drugs they gave me. I was swollen head to toe after 15 hours of labor! )
Wow, how time has flown so fast over the years.
Unlike other birthdays when we have left Texas to celebrate your birthday, this year, it was right here in Chiang Mai with your friends. I hope you know that it doesn’t take hundreds of dollars & extravagant spending to have a meaningful birthday. Birthdays CAN be simple, yet meaningful (especially without a bunch of goodie bags with useless and environmentally harmful plastic toys).
I’m so thankful that our lives with you have been filled with many meaningful experiences over the years.
Ms. Kat (your year 3 teacher) said it so nicely in our recent parent-teacher meeting. She said you’re creative, energetic and enthusiastic, and yes, bossy too. She also said you’re a kid who doesn’t follow the crowd and that you’re a leader and a taker of initiatives. And this makes Mommy and Daddy very proud. My favorite complement Ms. Kat gave you is the fact that you’re thoughtful and considerate to other children’s feelings. How proud am I of you once again that you have the keen sensibility to think of others’ well-being at this young age!
Message to M: Happy Birthday! I love you, my precious girl M. Stay humble. Fill your life with humility and kindness.
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