Happy Birthday My Love

February 15 , 2012 by: Hong Birthdays, Family, Inspiration

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”

One of the Loves of my life is celebrating is 14th birthday today. That’s him as a toddler. Isn’t he the most adorable thing? I absolutely love baby photos!

When he was inutero I kept a journal. I have yet to share the few pages with him but perhaps that will change today. When he was a baby I also wanted to write him a letter and give it to him on his 18th birthday. Unfortunately that didn’t happen 14 years ago but I’m glad that I’ve had the last several years to think about what I would say given the opportunity today. Here’s what that letter would say:

To My Dearest Love,

The past several years have brought so much love, joy and happiness into my life because of you. I am so utterly grateful for the lessons that you have taught me. It’s often the mistake that us parents do, to not take the opportunities to learn from our children. The compassion, determination, and strength that you have possessed in the 14 years of your life many people strive for in their entire life span. May you continue to teach and to share with the community around you what you have taught me in these few short years…the unequivocal essence and power of the human spirit. For that I Thank You. For choosing me to be your mother, I thank you. For bringing me into your world.

With Love and Gratitude,




  • Happy Birthday Marcos!

  • What a beautiful tribute. Leave it to Seasons for Cake to remind us that, “the essence and power of the human spirit” should make every moment something to celebrate. Learning is also something to celebrate, and I’ve never met a great parent or teacher who didn’t comment on how much they’d learned from their children and students respectively. The photograph of Marcos is fabulous. Did you take it?

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