A part of my identity is being a mother of three boys. Yesterday was my youngest son Hiroto’s 5th birthday. It always amazes me how fast they are growing up. When he was born I got slightly teary that he actually made it – it was not that I had difficult pregnancy with him, but it was due to the fact that we lost the last pregnancy before him, at 16th week. It was one of the darkest moments of my life. I was so grateful that he was actually there, a mere 6 lbs but otherwise very healthy. This past 5 years, we managed to raise Hiroto to be a happy, very affectionate boy who loves superheros and creating stuff with lego. He wants to do everything his two older brothers do.
One of his two brothers, Isamu, is now 10 years old. He is into dancing, singing and performing. Now we have a video clip of a theater group he is a part of when they compete at the final of this contest back in January. I am so happy that he has this love for music and dance in his life.