Let's celebrate! Congratulations on your Graduation day.

A letter to my daughter on her Graduation day.  

Congratulations Kei!
Dear Keina, 

First of all congratulations on your graduation. I know you're excited about starting middle school. You know that I am excited too right, but just give me at least a day to digest and accept the fact that you're not a baby anymore. Promise I won't get too nostalgic and do all the whole misty-eyed.

It feels like yesterday when you were my newborn baby, I cried at how beautiful you were. I made a promised to you then that I would always be there for you, that I would do anything to protect you and that I would be the best mom for you. That day when I first held you in my arms. I knew deep in my heart that it was a love at first sight.

As days and months had past, you crawled, walk and talked. I still remember your first word it was "dada", did you know that your papa was so thrilled when he heard that! But you know anak, I initially thought that it would be "mama" or "mum mum" lol. Ok then you had your first steps, your first favorite disney character its winnie the pooh and your favorite colors are yellow, red and pink.

And we went off to kindergarden... I remember how excited you were when we enrolled you in kindergarten from there you met your best friend. When you are in kinder two you stunned all of us with your newfound interest in piano. We are so impressed on how quick you learned to play the instrument, that's why at the age of four your Papa and I decided to pursue your interest in playing the piano. I think the part that impressed me the most was seeing you in a long dress on stage watching you on your first piano recital with teacher Suzuki. It was a very successful event and you made me so proud of you. I also do remember your first day in elementary school vividly. In grade three you made a beautiful sketch of a dress. I thought it is just a hobby at first, but now you wanted it to be a career in the future. I promise that I will support you in every step of the way :)

Mom's advise. Now that you're entering the high school, I want to impart the value of education and the importance of choosing your "friends" wisely. Always be yourself as I told you so and remember that in every journey or career path you'll choose or pursue in the future. I'll be here for you to guide and protect you. ( sniff ) Don't worry I'll stop crying eventually this is what you called tears of proud and joy!  

Keina, sweetheart, be my baby a little bit longer. I want to tell you to freeze! Pause or hold right there you are growing up so fast. Look at you now! My little baby is growing up to be a young beautiful lady. Again my sunshine, congratulations!

May our dear Lord continue to blessed and guide you, don't forget to Pray and Good luck on fulfilling your dreams sweetheart. As long as you are doing the right thing and doing it with love and passion just go for it! Go confidently in direction of your dreams and work hard for it! In time you will achieve any goal your heart's desires. Just dream, believe in yourself and pray ...

~ Delight yourself in the LORD, 
and he will give you the desires of your heart. 
Psalm 37:4 ~

Keina, I Love you beyond words could ever describe. I will always be your number one fan, a cheerleader, your bodyguard, cook, driver, best friend, superwoman and your forever Mom!




Love your Mom.

卒業おめでとうございます中学校にいっても頑張ってください。

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1 comment:

lex laurente said...

congratulations.

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