Three years ago, my husband and I were vacationing in San Francisco having the most amazing time. From a day trip to Napa Valley to watching the Chinese New Year parade, we enjoyed great meals and delicious wines throughout our stay. We never imagined that a few months later we would be expecting a child—a dream for us. Up until the day I gave birth, we were worried that something may happen—that kind of worry that never leaves couples who struggle to conceive. What if I have complications during birth? What if my son has complications, or worse, what if I have a stillbirth? But everything went well, just like my pregnancy. No scares, and with the exception of nausea during my pregnancy, I never got sick. Our son was born healthy and so beautiful! I had a successful recovery and just like that, we became parents. Everything was a blur from that moment for the four months after that. Last week we celebrated our son Jason’s second birthday. Wow, two years! We have been parents for two years and I still can’t believe that I am a mom to the most amazing little boy. Every day I feel incredibly grateful and blessed that we were given the honor to be his parents.
So what is our son like? Well, Jason is a giggle fest for sure! He smiles and laughs a lot, likes saying hi to people, and loves to dance everywhere there is music. Thanks to the movie Madagascar, he currently loves to get down to “I Like To Move It” from Reel 2 Reel. He loves to play with balls, sharks, stickers, dinosaurs and to roar like a lion whenever he gets the chance! Jason is also a very sweet little boy who is the best welcome wagon, gives the biggest hugs, gives and blows kisses, and loves for us to read to him.
I would have never thought that today I would be a mom of a two year old who has a house with toys scattered all over the floor—literally! But I am careful to not curse the Lego pieces on the floor that are ready to hurt my feet because they also remind me that I was finally blessed with a child—the most beautiful little boy. I am very grateful.