Makes me warm inside and breaks my heart at the same time.
It’s so genuinely sincere, funny, and true.
How they frequently visited the emergency room, how fragile he was as an infant.
How he cried over not wanting to attend Kumon, and sleeping through his piano lessons.
Mama wants him to remember that lots of people care for him.
Mama is thankful that he was born to her.
Mama signed the letter as Nino-Mama.
And then.. the fangirl thoughts start to kick in.
And then you start thinking about how close they are, how he grew up almost without his dad around- don’t get me wrong, I am not saying this is a bad thing, but compared to Aiba, Sho, and Ohno who have father figures, you start to think how he was growing up, and how his family was. How he rarely goes home now and that maybe Mama misses him a lot. And then you start to tear, and even cry a little.
But you see the lighter side of things like how they are both sarcastic and funny. How they bicker and make fun of each other. How they have a brat showdown because they are both brats. The stuff only she knows and sees. Nino the son, is ultimately hers alone. And then you start to feel happy again.
His son has grown up to be someone who is persevering, grounded, funny, skilled, talented, good looking, and all the swooningly good qualities you can think of.
We sincerely thank you Nino-Mama for sharing your son with us.