You are about to turn 11 this month. So crazy. It feels like just yesterday I went to see you in the hospital when you were born. It’s even more crazy that I was actually the one driving the car when I went with grandma. Tonight I looked at some of the old photo booth pictures we took together. I don’t know if you remember, but you use to love taking those with me. We spent hours taking dumb pictures together. But your interests are changing rapidly as you grow up. When I go home now, instead of begging me to play Monopoly with you or to take you out, you would rather play with your other friends or watch TV. But it’s okay. I know that you need to grow up, and I’m proud of the young woman that you are becoming. It just scares me to think that sooner than later your interests will move towards boys…. DAH!
Anyways, I don’t know if you’ll ever read this, but I just want you to know that I’ll always love you. Every time I see you and you give me that awkward hug to greet me, my heart melts with deep love for you. You are such a beautiful, smart, and talented girl. Your smile brightens up my day, and every time you call me “goh goh” it makes me just want to hold you… too bad you always get embarrassed and squirm away. Mei, I pray for you almost every night and even though I’m not there to show Him to you, I have faith that God will reveal himself to you someday soon. I’m sorry that I wasn’t around more as you were growing up, but I hope to be around a lot more in the future. You might not want to play with me as much and you’ll probably have better things to do than to hang out with your goh goh, but please don’t ever stop taking pictures with me. I hope we have many more together in the future, in many different places, with many different people.
I’ll love you forever, whatever you do, whoever you become, I’ll love you.
(I can definitely tell that we’re related :o)