Wow, can't believe that it has been a little bit over a year since the last time I posted a blog. :-/ I was really busy as usual, focusing on my academics, working, and taking care of my family. Past a year to past few months, there have been ups and downs, some are good, and some are bad. I am so glad that I am almost done with my education. Needless to say, I am proud of myself and my girlfriend that we still pursued our education ever since Alex was born, and we never give up despite how challenging and difficult it was. But we both are so thankful that we have so many support from our families, and friends.
I seriously can't believe that Alex is two and a half years old already. He is getting very cute, and looks like a combination of his mom and me. He is very energetic, and always love to run a lot. Often had to chased after him to grab him before bad or dangerous thing happened. Didn't want Alex to get hurt badly! haha. I can't believe that he can talk now... I never forget that he said the word, which was 'mamma.' You should have seen my girlfriend's face when she heard our own son's first word. Yes, he also said dadda, but not at the same time when he first said mamma. It was little bit later on. When I heard him saying to me, 'Dadda!' there's a feeling of pride runs in my body. But at the same time, it was kind of bittersweet because he is really growing up that fast. I remember several times whenever we asked him, "What is your name?" He would've answered either "Alex" or "Sando." (FYI, Ty, my younger brother give him this nickname- Sandro since 'Sandro' was the part of Alex's name- Alessandro. That is what Alex was trying to say- Sandro, but ended up saying Sando since he had kind of a difficulty time saying it right). He had a great second birthday party which was on May 30th. He had fun with his family, relatives and friends at the party. Yes, he had a lot of presents.
There were some downs moments as well. One of these moments had affected me deeply. In the end of July, one of my uncles had passed away. He taught me so many lessons about life in general. He had a stroke that left him unable to walk on his own and left him having a difficulty to talk properly. But, my uncle is capable of walking with the help of walker and he can talk but not like us. He was a wonderful grandfather to two adorable grandchildren. I regret not seeing him for the last time before he passed away. It was unexpected, and we didn't expected that he was leaving us. The last time I saw him was a year prior to his death. It's hard to believe that I lost two uncles in two and a half years apart. I wish that my another uncle who passed away two and half years ago would have been alive to see his very first grandson, who was born a year and four months after he passed away. Additionally, I also wished that he would have been here to see my wonderful son since he was born 5 months after he passed away. He would love to spoil my little man. I remember when he first found out that my girlfriend was pregnant with Alex, he gave me few great tips of being a good dad (to make things clear, my dad is one of few male figures that gave me good tips, as well). I am grateful that he gave me some tips of how to be a wonderful father since they really help a lot. Don't get me wrong, all of the tips that the male figures in my family gave me also help me a lot.
I am so relieved about the presidential election yesterday. I am glad that Obama won because if Romney won, then we would have been screwed up. So far, I have heard that Maine is planning to legalized the gay marriages. So are other three states, I believe. I am so happy to hear that. Honestly, I believe that all people have equal rights regardless of their race, sexual orientation and others.
In the middle of October, it was an awful time. Hurricane Sandy had hit the East Coast. The states that were affected badly by Hurricane Sandy are Southern NY, PA and NJ. NJ is the worst of the all. My friend's friend lost her home and everything due to Hurricane Sandy. My hometown...there were flood around and the powers were out. NYC...God, if you see the pictures, it was really bad. Flood, and powers were out. Subways, bus transportations, and etc were closed. We all are okay here, and our families are okay as well.
I am so lucky to have Alex and my girlfriend in my life. To be honest, I can't imagine my life without my girlfriend. She is the one who always keep me to think positive, and she really taught me a lot of valuable lessons. You know, when I first met her and we became good friends, she wasn't like any other girls. Most girls back in high school would've worn make ups or wear trend of clothes, but not my girlfriend. She looks pretty without make up (she only wears little bit of make up sometimes) and she dressed comfortably, just jeans and shirts. My girlfriend look awesome with her natural looks. It showed me that she didn't care about following the trends that most girls did in high school. It's hard to believe that she and I have been together since 2008 (that was when we were in high school, so I guess you should considered that we are high school sweethearts). Our relationship is still going strong even though we had some arguments. But we just talk things out, made up and then move on. Alex is the biggest proof that shows my girlfriend and my relationship is going strong, and also to show that we really do love each other. I know I have said this before, but I never ever regret having my son at a young age. Alex really taught me many valuable lessons, and I am looking forward to millions of lessons he will teach me as he is growing up.
Christmas was wonderful, and I had enjoyed spending time with my family, relatives and friends. Yes, Alex had gotten so many gifts. Heh, he's pretty spoiled, i know. New Year's Eve was wonderful too.
To end this message with: HAPPY BELATED NEW YEARS! I hope that 2013 is treating you better than last year.
P.S. If you see the date that blog was posted on- November, that was wrong, since I saved this blog as a draft, but forgot to post it officially since I was pretty busy in my life. So, I just posted it now.