Thursday, March 9, 2017

Happy First Birthday Cupy!!!!

Happy first Birthday my lovely Cupy!!! You are such a blessing to all of us. I lose count on how many times you make me laugh or gueeemmeeesss. Your chubbiness is impossible not to be pinched.

My prayer for you, my lovely daughter is actually inscribed in your name Sofia Amaris Suteja. We named you Sofia because, well, your sister was into the cartoon Sofia The First and she insisted to name you Sofia (lucky you, because not long after that she was into dinosaur and didn’t insist to change your name to T-rex or something), but...I agreed..because Sofia means wisdom. That’s my first prayer for you, be a woman of wisdom, who is able use reason and knowledge correctly.
Amaris means faith to God. To remind you, who you are, whom you belong to, and who you can count on and hope for. Your walk will be guided by His light, through the dark time, know that you are not alone. While I promise to protect and to love you as long as I live, but I also know I won’t be around you forever. But God The Trinity will.
Your faith shall not be blind faith, but it is faith that is based on ratio and relationship with God. Be ready to give answer when people ask you about your hope, do it gently and with reverence.

I love you so much, and not only me, mom, Ce Mika, Ama, Akong, Ngiama and Ngiaung all love you unconditionally. Don’t grow up too fast please..your Cie Cie is already hard to catch when I want to hug and kiss her!!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

4th Birthday Already, Mik2!!!

Hi Mika,
girl, you grow up so fast, you are a four year baby now. Goosshh..slow down a bit, Mik. This past year has been great, funny and adventurous for all of us the family. We have been honored by another baby in our family, Sofia Amaris Suteja aka Cupi!! How do you feel to have a baby sister? You love her so much. Everyday you cuddle, kiss, hug, rub her head, lick her fingers (eeewwwww!!! Why do you do that??), dance for her, trying so hard to make her giggle. Yes, you also start to learn to share few things with her, including our attention. But don't worry, not even a bit of my love for you has gone away.
A lot of our shared events I would like to mention here, but let me state few of my own personal favourites. I brought you inside the church's main hall to listen to the sermon for the first time. There, you were surprisingly attentive to what the pastor said, and critically asked me few questions regarding the message. Even though your questions are mostly basic (and funny too), but I appreciate that, and want you to continue to groom that mind. Don't let others easily sway you, value the content and the logical cohesiveness more than its rhetorical style. Some of your questions are funny like "Pa, what is lembu? is that a dinosaur?" "Pa, gereja ini dipinjemi Tuhan ta?" "Pa, what is the message about? That's it? Why is it so long?", when the Holy Communion bread and grape juice were passed around, you asked "Ini sudah waktunya makan ta?" For four year old girl, those questions while are so funny, but girl...I have a hard time to answer some of those.
Another memory on my top 10 list of "Adventure With Mika", is when you were just back from Singapore holiday with Ama and Akong. You bought a nice T-shirt for Ibu since you remember to accidentally damage her T-Shirt before. Nobody asked you to buy that, nobody reminded you of that incident, you just remembered it during your holiday trip, and instantly asked Ama and Akong to buy T-shirt for Ibu. I can't be more proud than that. You have such a nice heart, compassionate for those who love you.
Mika oh Mika...we sure have other things that could not all fit to this blog, and some also are better kept for ourselves. I really can't wait for future adventures with you...gossshh...don't grow up too fast, please...