22 December 2009

The Perfect Mother Day Gift

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Did you know that tomorrow is Mother's Day in Indonesia? I think I already have received the perfect mother day gift .

Today my 9 year old daughter asked me to escort her to a Strawberry store after school, because she wanted to buy something with her own savings. But when we finally arrived she asked me to wait outside and took her 5 year old brother inside the store. It took the two about 20 minutes before they came outside again with a grinning smile on their faces. "Here, Mom." the older one said. "You can't open it 'til tomorrow. Promise." That's when it finally hit me. Tomorrow is MOTHERS DAY! How could I forget this?! Silly me did my own mother day gift search for my mother after that . But I think nothing can beat the perfect mother day gift I already received right now. It is not the lovely package sitting on my night stand, waiting to be opened tomorrow morning. No. It is the sweet thought and effort these sunshines went through to give me the perfect mother day gift.

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16 appreciated note(s):

Mariuca said...

Happy Mother's Day Rosidah! So sweet of your kids... :)

Anya said...

Hi Rosidah
Congratulations with your motherday
(its in Dutch in May :-)
Enjoy your Motherdays
you deserve it !!!

Anya :-)

roentarre said...

This is a very good quote and merry christmas!

Susan at Stony River said...

Aaawww, aren't they sweet! That IS a wonderful Mother's Day present, and you must be a wonderful mother to raise such thoughtful kids.

Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mom this week! Mine comes in March, but meanwhile the story of yours has made me smile.

Anonymous said...

How sweet and thoughtful your kids are. I think that is just wonderful and shows you perfectly the kind of upbringing they are receiving. That is just wonderful. Now for the stupid question. Mother's Day here is in May so it's December 22nd in Indonesia? I am so anxious to hear what they got for you...Much aloha my friend :)

Charlene Amsden said...

Happy Mother's Day! How sweet your children are to go to so much trouble. You are raising them to have kind and loving hearts.

RA said...

@Marzie: TY, my dear :)
@Anya: I just realized that we are the only ones celebrating here in Indonesia. TY :)
@James: Happy holidays to you :)
@Susan: TY. I didn't know that we are the only ones celebrating here in Indonesia ;)
@Thom: Yes, I just found out that there were date differences. It turns out that The Indonesian Women Congress (Kowani) had declared this day as Mother Day on December 22th, 1938 when Indonesia was still fighting for the National Independence. It is said that it was one historical point for the movement of Indonesian women. I'll try to post a photo of the beautiful bag I received :)
@Quilly: TY :). I really hope so.

Stine in Ontario said...

Sounds like you have very lovely children!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

What sweet children you have Rosidah, Happy Mother's Day, and Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day! What wonderful children you have. What a wonderful mother they have. ;-)


Blackswan said...

Happy Mother's Day, Rosidah! I've always tot Mother's Day is in May & tat's int'l. Mmmmm....... interesting!

Waileng Tan said...

I guess you must have been so busy with everything, you totally forgotten about Mother Day huh?

Anyway, Happy Mother Day my dear friend! (^_^)

RA said...

@Stine in Ontario: I hope so :)
@Bill: TY. Have a wonderful holiday, my friend :)
@Paz: TY for the compliments :)
@Shirley: I just realized that we were the only ones celebrating it on December 22th.
@Waileng: A busy bee ;). TY, my dear :).

wenn said...

happy mother's day

Jama said...

Your kids are so sweet, Rashidah! over here Mother's day is celebrated in May 10th. Happy Mother's day to you Rashidah.

XoXo said...

Sweet of them and so thoughtful...guess they've learned it from their mom too. Anyways, have a blessed Mother's Day to you and your mother!