My husband is the sweetest man in the world and I’m extremely lucky to be married to him for oh so many reasons. One important reason is his sensitivity, yet I can count the times I have seen him cry in the last 11 years on my two hands, perhaps even one. I, on the other hand, am a huge cry baby and when he does cry, he’s got me bawling within seconds.
Yasu’s mom send over some baby clothes from Japan and included a copy of her own pregnancy notes about when she was pregnant with Yasu. He had never seen these before in his life, his mom saved them for now, when he’s about to be a parent himself. He read them for the first time, while translating them to English, and got so emotional he had to cry. Quite a lot.
It was such a touching, teary and happy moment. Yasu learning about how his parents had hoped and prayed for a son, how he had been a threatened miscarriage, how his mom’s pregnancy had gone, how he was as an infant, and more. What a treasure those notes are. It gave Yasu a completely new perspective and appreciation for his parents, and inspired him to write his first letter to his own son-to-be.