Hi little one,
You must be very excited and eager for your Tee Tee to
arrive. For many months you have heard Mummy and Daddy telling you about Tee
Tee. You have been watching Tee Tee grow as your Mummy’s tummy become bigger
Little one, you are special. Tee Tee is also special. Both
of you will be especially special to each other. You see, Tee Tee is your
little brother. Grampa also have a little brother who is very special to him. Grampa’s
little brother taught him a special Hawaiian word ‘ohana’ which means family. Ohana
means to look after, look out for and love one another in a family. Tee Tee
is your family. Now you are big sister and Tee Tee is little brother. As the
older sister you must look after and take good care of Tee Tee.
Your Mummy, Daddy, grandpas and grandmas will love Tee Tee
as much as they love you, little one. Do not worry. There is enough love to go
around. Love is not like a piece of cake. The more people who share the cake,
the smaller the piece of cake each person will have. No, love is like the
ocean. You remember the ocean where Daddy brought you to play with the sand on
the beach? The ocean is a big body of water. You will not be able to empty it
as you do your milk bottle. The ocean has so much water that nobody can empty
it. Love is like that. There is more than enough love to go around that you
will have as much love as Tee Tee, and there is still more to share. You are
well loved by many people and Tee Tee will be too.
God also has his ohana.
God’s ohana is big because it
involves many people; both big and small. God’s love is like the ocean. There
is enough to go around. So God loves you as much as he loves your Mummy, Daddy, grandpas, grandmas, Ah Yee,
uncles, aunties, and many others. We are all loved equally; fair and square.
Love is such a wonderful thing. Slowly you will grow to love your Tee Tee and
you will discover that your Tee Tee will be loving you in return.
Little one, you will be surprised when Tee Tee comes that he
is very small. Yes, he is a baby. But be patient for Tee Tee will be growing big
very fast. Soon he will be following you around, imitating everything that you
do, and be looking at you with adoring eyes. This is because you are his only Jia
Jia. You have to teach him all the things you have learned in these last three
years. You will also to disciple Tee Tee to know how to pray to God and to say
grace before food. Sharing your things with Tee Tee is something you are
already doing. Grampa has observed you sharing your drink with your Mummy. You
offer the drink for Mummy to drink so that Tee Tee can drink. That is very
good. Grampa is very proud.
Grampa will still be here to talk and spend time with you even
though Tee Tee is here. It will be more fun as our ohana has become bigger. You too have become bigger. Grampa will
always be here for you, little one.
I commit this little one and Tee Tee into your hands. I ask
that you will give them rich full lives and that they will love you deeply in
return. We are your ohana.
08 Oct 2014
Labels: Children, Conversations, Family, Parenting