My dearest Ibu,
Although I am too small to say it, I want to tell you how much I really, really love you. I know you work very hard and you know that I miss you all the time when you are at work.
I always, always ask Daddy where you are and when you’ll be back and I often look out of the window to see if I can see you in your office. I know you’re not too far away, but sometimes it’s so hard for me to wait for you and I miss you at nights if you’re late.
But I understand that you are doing your job for me and for our family and that you’re putting in so much effort and time just for us. I know that you miss me because Daddy tells me, and he tells me how much you love me.
I love you too, Ibu. I know I can be naughty and a handful, but I’m small and bursting with energy and I can’t help myself sometimes. Sometimes I cry and sometimes I make your life harder. And I’m very sorry, Ibu. I do try my hardest to please you but sometimes I’m just overwhelmed with life.
I know that Daddy teaches me to laugh and to have fun, but you teach me how to be a young gentleman, and you give me your wisdom and teach me right from wrong. Sometimes it’s hard for me to understand but I always try, and I always love you even if I seem not to.
You and Daddy often joke about how I’ve inherited the worst from both of you, but I hope that as time goes on and I get bigger and bigger that you will see that I’ve also got some of your best bits, like your sense of humor, your work ethic, your maturity, your understanding, and most of all your ability to love and be loved. (And to forgive! – Daddy made me put that bit in. He also mentioned your common sense, which he said he doesn’t have much of.)
I hope you will keep this message for me to read when I grow up and for you to treasure if times get tough. I want to be by your side all the time – your little boy always, however big I grow! I will always love you, Ibu, and I just want to say a big thank-you from the bottom of my tiny little (but very loving!) heart for all that you do for me now and for always.
Happy Hari Ibu, Ibu!