*warning - this post contains what some may consider sentimental drivel. But it can't be helped as aliendoc goes through an upcoming life-changing milestone. Bear with me, please.
"It was just you & me, kid. You kept me company when Daddy went off to work. Me, in a foreign (at the time) country, with no family nearby for support. You were what kept me occupied 24/7. You, me and the daytime talk shows, that is. For the first two years of your life, before your little brother arrived, we were everything to each other, an almost inseparable pair.
Look at you now, all grown up, ready to strike out into the Big World out there.
Part of me still wants to keep you close, like during those precious early years. But I know, you have to go, and let you go I must.
The special link between you & me will always be there. Never forget that.
I love you, kiddo."