Kuliah Pengasuhan dan Pengembangan Anak Usia Dini (PPAUD) hari Kamis, 25 Februari 2010.

Topik: Parenting

Definition of Parent:

Parent is an individual who foster all facets of a child’s growth – who nourishes, protects, and guides new life through the course of its development. (Brooks, 2008)

… And I suddenly remember my parents, who are now busy and struggling so hard to make the living for our family, who are now live in two different cities (Semarang and Surabaya), and who are still sincerely give their love and affection through phone calls, text messages, and endless prayers.

I just want to say that I feel so lucky and blessed to have my mom and my dad as my parents. I learn a lot from them that this life is a ferris wheel, it’s all about ups and downs, and the best person is the one who always feel grateful with everything they have.

So, I promise:

I’m gonna take care of myself; I will study hard, so you both can smile proudly to me at my graduation day. I’m trying my best not to let you down.

And I’m sorry for everything I did, and for making you cry.

I know we’ll make it through everything in this world. I pray a lot that there will be the day when we are together again, sleeping under the same roof.

I wish you health, a strong heart, and a blissful time.

I love you, Mom. I love you, Dad. I really do.

a letter to mom

September 14th 2008

Thank you…

For every free heartbeat, breath, and everything you shared to me at the time I stayed through your life

For accompanying me in every kindergarten-drawing-contest I used to join

For being the first person to know when I got my full-of-panic first period

For making me realize that spending this life with you is the best gift I’ve ever got

For all those struggling times we’ve faced together. I never knew you could be that wonderful!

For all painful sacrifices you felt during this 19 years –not to mention those you got these days-

For every single thing you did and gave to make me feel that there are so many things out there I should be grateful to

For giving me timeless life lessons. Oh, how I learn through you a lot.

I want you to know…

That your name is the first name I remember everytime I meet God in my prayer

That seeing your smile means a lot to me as I grow up

That I cry everytime you cry

That I work and study hard to make you believe that your sacrifices turn into something meaningful

That I always wanted to buy you a gift everytime the calendar says it’s July 21st

That I feel like being tortured when I knew that it’s hard to say how much I love you more than anyone

That I want you to be with me in my whole life

And I’m terribly sorry

For making you so sad and cry…

I’m so proud to have you here in my life, Mom.. Thank you seems the only word to say. And I’m trying hard to see your smile. Always, I promise.

Lots of  loves, hopes, and pray