January 8, 2010

To Ethan (Forever My Baby)

Dear Ethan,

Canada was beaten by USA in the World Juniors Hockey Championship. Those Canadian kids, most of them below 20, literally lost in the Stanley Cup final. They are experiencing one of the most disappointing times in their lives.

Ethan, I can't stress enough how much I want you to be a professional hockey player. My worry though is your last name does not make the announcement of "Score, Tam!" sound very cool. But you will get over it if you learn about other weird names in the league, like "Tootoo", "Eager", "Sharp", "Cheechoo"......

I saw a bunch of kids go nuts for a goal, they wept sitting on the blue-line hearing another anthem. I felt for them. And I imagined you as one of them, heart broken and devastated, you would lock yourself in your room listening to some heavy metal music for days. There's nothing I could do to make your feel better. But I would be very proud of you because you would become stronger and more competitive. You would understand victory does not come easily.


But whenever I look at this picture even after 20 or 30 years, I believe you are still my baby, too fragile that I won't let you go onto the rink. Just stay in my arms.

Love,
Mommy

11 comments:

Josephine said...

Ethan is super adorable and his eyes are so big & beautiful!!! Really want to give him a big hug.

Suzanne said...

These are my favorite kinds of post. Go Ethan!!! (what a cutie:-)

Mommy24cs said...

Awwww, he is adorable!!

Chao said...

awwws! your baby is sooo cute! i love his big eyes!!

Jamie said...

Look at those big eyes! I love them!

I kept meaning to email you back but kept getting busy. We haven't bought the new camera yet, but I can't wait to!

Lyndsey said...

What a cute photo! Nice post!

Fresh Local and Best said...

What a loving post!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh so sweet lol

Sook said...

Ahh, so cute!!! Ethan is precious! :)

FL said...

Believe it or not, I come visit your page for "To Ethan" posts first before I even hit the food posts. I fell in love with Ethan ever since I first set my eyes on this wonderful adorable boy. I also have a little boy (10 months), and I often see your words echoing through my heart. Thank you for the wonderful post.

Paz said...

Hmmm... I think I see the look of a future hockey player here. ;-)

Paz