31 May 2012

Rounding up May

Friends who have been here long enough know that May is a very special month for us.

8 years
We had our bronze wedding anniversary 1st May, though we didn't arrive at the day like how people thought we would, in fact, the past year is one we've been most tested.  Some said the 3rd person triggered it all - the innocent baby.  I think it's more like we had our honeymoon 7 years too long, and mature too little. But it's ok.  We'll grow, alongside with the baby.

37 years old
I've turned 3 years shy of Chapter 40, though I feel like 25, reason like 28, move like 39 and look like 44. My birthday wish is being pain-free forevermore.   Last year was a tough one for me.  To name the majors : I went through 22 hours of contraction.  Endured 3 months of painfully damaged tendon.  Had a surgery on my left wrist and still working on the stiffness.  3 days before my birthday, I fell and fractured the forefinger on the right, which should take another month to heal.  Rejoice with me, for I guess my mid-life crisis is over!!.  I'm so looking forward to my wholesome self again.

Children's Day
5th May is Children's Day in Japan.  The cub had his many firsts.  First balloon, first snack gift, first origami paper.  Being a parent is great!  I felt like a child again when receiving the goodies on his behalf.
And our spirits soared as we raised the carp streamer at home to celebrate the day the traditional way.

Bear's birthday
I wish I could make his favorite dishes like I always did, but not with my finger swollen like a smooth sausage. He can have my finger.  

Mother's Day
I never thought Mother's Day could become a special day for myself.
For the longest time I couldn't understand why I should be born a girl and all that bitterness just ate me alive.  But now, I've finally reconciled with myself.  I'm a brand new person with a purpose and a vision.  Being a woman finally feels wonderful, I wouldn't have known this self worth until I have my child.

Mothers are thanked on this day.  But really, I think I have my baby to thank for giving me such a great start in life.  Wow.

11 months
In Japan, babies under one are considered 零才 : zero years old.  How cute is that?  Sadly, this is the final month my cub stays 零才. Why should time pass so quickly when babies are so so cute.
And why should beautiful May be over so quickly. 

May I never forget that it was God's grace that made everything beautiful. :)


Mitch and Molly said...

Your cub is just adorable, Stardust and by the way, you look 25 and not a day over!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Yu don't look 44, altho my Mummy is 44 an I think she looks ok, but yu look abowt 28 :@}

Mummy has ritten yu a long letter an mayde yu sumthing but we cant post it till Wednesday cos thare is a long bank holiday for the Queen's diamond jubilee heer.

The blossom looks very nice ware yu are an it is nice to see yor foto. Baby Bear looks very cheekY!!

Nose hugs!


stay-at-home mum said...

Congrats for all the celebrations in May, and many, many more Mays to come!! What are the plans for the cubs first birthday? Better start planning now!

bp said...

You don't look 44 at all lah, more like 24, my very sweet, young and lovely friend, I love all your pics and your family ones, all sooo gorgeous!!!

How is your fractured finger now? OW!!!

You are such a trooper!!!

Keep going, I love how you pause to count your blessings, praise God! His richest blessings follow you and yours all the days of your lives!

Feronia said...

So many anniversaries for you, Stardust! All new chapters in this journey of life. I wish you every good thing for the coming year. The photo of you with your son is lovely!

Mitch and Molly said...

I thought we commented on this posting, Stardust. Is blogger misbehaving again? grrrrrrrrrrrr
American Idol is all over for us and we miss it. We just adore that show. We know who wins but we're sure not going to ruin it for you!