A child's mind is truly wonderful
It doesn't have to make sense to you
Let them be free to create, explore and have fun
Happy Birthday Darling/ Daddy/ Papa!
We want to tell you how extra special you are to us
We wouldn't trade you for anything in the world
You are our superhero
We love you forever and ever
Wifey, Milou, Marceau, Princess + Duke xoxoxo
Our journey to Malaysia last Summer had a bitter sweet memory as we also attended my grandma's funeral. She passed away just days before we left London.
I took my little family to see where I used to spend a lot of my weekends growing up. My grandparents owned the grocery store with the purple gates for most of their lives. I loved visiting them even though the car journey is one and half hours from where we lived. I would play on those steps or paddling in a little dinghy 'sampan' whenever there was a flood.
My grandad would get up before five in the morning to do some exercise at the nearby field. I used to join him then help with opening the shop for business at half past five. I think we were always the first! By the time we finished setting up, grandma would be back from the local market with my favourite breakfasts and some amazing local produce for dinner that night. She would always make sure she went to the market early so my favourite locally made tofu wouldn't be sold out.
My grandma is in a better place now with my grandad but it still makes me sad when I think of them. I miss you, Gung Gung and Poh Poh.
A dream came true for Milou during our trip to Malaysia. Milou met an elephant named baby Joe at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Sabah. She had been telling everyone that she was going to see elephants in Malaysia and penguins in New Zealand ever since we told her the destinations of our Summer trip.
As I have got older and became a mother myself, I realised you are never too old to need your mama. My mummy simply makes things calmer, kinder and warmer. Out of all the mamas in the world, I am so glad you are mine!