Another Milestone (Olivia’s 4th Birthday)


This month Olivia turned 4 years young. What a big number. Age 4 is a threshold to a big world. School. And for some kids, 4 is not being a toddler anymore. Olivia is one of them. Why? I’m no longer searching for toddler discounted clothes. She wore size 4 or 5 starting last Summer and recently, I bought her a winter coat, size XS in Kid category. This brought back memory when I was no longer buying baby stuff for her when she’s growing into a little toddler. What a heart wrenching!

But for this post, I want to write a moment we shared, in the morning of her birthday. The night before her birthday, I told her that tomorrow is her birthday, finally! (Yep, we mentioned about her birthday couple of times, the past 2 or 3 weeks before the actual date) The conversation was going on about the present, the cake, how excited to be a 4 years old girl (which is she refused and convinced me that she is 3, still 3). Because her birthday pretty close to Christmas and holiday season, she thought Santa would deliver the presents. Well, cannot argue with 3 years old almost 4 very stubborn girl.

Fast forward, It’s morning time. Our morning routine is she’ll have her milk on bed. But not that morning. She remembered about her birthday day was that day! She rushed to go to living room. When She was in the middle of the stairs, She saw the wall already decorated with her animate cartoon character (My Little Pony) that I put it last night, along the table with 3 presents (from Papa, Mommy and her pal, baby shark) and eggs and eclair as substitute of her birthday cake.

I cannot see her eyes, but i believe it’s sparked some light and rainbow. She was so happy, she went on saying “wow” “it’s amazing”, while still standing on the stairs. Moment later she continued rushing to downstair, after 1-2 steps, she turned around, went up to reach me. And here we go, My 5 seconds of heaven moment, She hugged me, kissed me and say “thank you mommy”. I was blown away by her reaction, too bad her Papa was still in the washroom to witness this magical moment.

That 5 seconds was a Kairos. Moment that i would keep it in my heart for my entire life. Why it was so special because she never did that gesture before, also I was so grateful that she remembers to thank me (and Papa) and show it in the sweetest act. The impact was huge also because I didn’t expect it at all.

Thank to you Olivia…

Thank God for putting us all in one family too

Mommy said, I love you to the moon and back and you will reply, I love you to the sun and back (to the moon and gone, thankfully only happen once), despite you didn’t know that Sun way further than moon, mommy will take it as a hint that you always want the best for mommy. For that I’m grateful & joyful. You my silly hunny bunny… Happy 4th Birthday!!!


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