This entry is a birthday dedication to my lovely baby girl, Syaimah Aaliya who turn 1 year old today.? Woohoooooooo…
I still remember her at the beach, posing and doing an impersonation of “Boo”, the character in Monsters Inc. The things that parents remember of their babies… hahaha.
I have thought about how I can put what this moment feels like into words and all that happen inside my brain are quick and grainy succession of flashbacks like silent Super 8 movies, flickering across a lumpy backdrop, starting with the first moment I saw your face in KK Hospital and ending with you this morning , sleeping soundly on the bed, surrounded by the people who love you the most.
One year. One magical, wonderful, life-altering year.
Happy birthday my darling Aaliya. How lucky your mum and I are that this is just one – another incredible first – of so many more yet to come. We hope that you will grow up to be a successful daughter; who will be a pillar of strength for your parents in time to come.