She said “I love you, mommy”

On Nov 7, 2017 after we were back from park (also school before the park), while I was unlocking her from car seat, she said “mommy… mommy…” a bit curious of what she would say i simple reply “yes?” And when I reached her to get out from the car seat, she hugged me tight and said “I love you, mommy”. Awwww… such a sweet words and gesture.

She never said that before. Despite I told her millions of time that I love her and also asked her another millions time if she loves me. Hehe. She never really answer or I would say she never really understood the meaning of love. In Bahasa Indonesia “love” can mean “sayang”, She refers sayang to hug something tighter (usually her plush toy).

So that day, I was beyond happy. I still don’t know till today, what’s trigger her to say that. Did she just learn it at school? Did she missed me and just blurted it out that day? Did she just see other kids do that to their mom?

She is 3 years old and 10 months. I’ll lock that 3 seconds moment deep down in my heart and my mind. Forever.

I love you too my baby. To the moon and back, countless time. May Dear Lord shape you into the person that He wants you to be.

Oh btw, will you say “I love you, mommy” with warm soft kitty pur pur hug more often? I won’t get enough of that, I promise. And if one day you read this post and I am not around, we just as close as your knee to the floor. Pray baby. I am always in your heart.

Mommy loves you, SO MUCH.

Aku SAYANG, Olivia!

Olivia’s First Prayer

Your name always in my prayer ?

Tonight, Wednesday, July 18, 2017.

Olivia said her own prayer before sleep.

I usually ask her to pray together. On a good night, she would listen to me carefully until the end and says “amen”. But, on a not so good night, she would just won’t listening and keeps saying “no, no, no”.

My prayer is simple.

Starting with “Jesus…” and I will tell what I and Olivia have been doing the whole day, like “today, Olivia went to school and met Koko Ben” or “Olivia went to playground and market” something simple like those, I used word that familiar to her so she would understand what I am talking/praying about.

And we will ended the pray together by saying “amen”. That’s it. Almost every night and nap time in the afternoon if she is taking a nap at home.

But tonight was different. First, I thought tonight will be one of the not so good night. When I started “Jesus…” she stoped me. “Wait, wait..” I stopped. She continued “Jesus…” I thought she wanted to pray like in the church which they follow each word from the pastor, but second before I continued, she said “(mumbling) … market (mumbling) …” (only “market” word that I could understand from her short prayer.

WHAT…..????? We did go to the market aka grocery store today. Oh my… I am so happy and grateful that she got it. I keep praying no matter she understand it or not, I keep praying no matter she like it or not. And tonight does prove one thing. Never give up to pass something good to your children even though in the meantime they don’t get it or they don’t like it. They surely like a white paper and it’s up to you to put what colours in that paper . I am not saying that I would take credit for her milestone, only God and God alone deserve all credits. I just have to introduce her to Jesus, tell the gospel, and prepare her to be a believer. May God helps me, guides me and strengthens me in this process.

Olivia, 3,5 years old, has a speech delay, said her first prayer tonight. Thank you Lord, for your love & blessing. ??

Joyful mama.

Olivia’s First Lego

Waiting for friends finishing their Dino’s Lego building

Still looking at the display

Posing for the picture

Goofy ?

Scared of the Lego’s friends. After touched the character she ran to me, terrified ??

Not a Duplo.

Not a giant block.

It’s LEGO!!!

Initially, she wanted to buy Lego Cops (up left) because she likes the movie on Netflix. But the one she chose still too complicated and the legos would scattered all of the places.

I tried to negotiated, persuaded her to buy a small box of police theme lego instead. Her eyes wandered around, not convinced. I mentioned the price tag as well ?, she finally agreed for the small box that way more cheaper and simpler.

But upsss… she saw the fire truck lego!!! ??? this time, she won’t let it go, she said “pay pay pay”, “let’s go” ? well, considering how much she loves fire truck I cannot let her down. So yeah, as you can see her expressions after we bought the lego. She was happy to the max! ? My little girl who is not so girly like her mommy ☺️

#Oliviam #lego #usatrip2017

Ps. Happily posing for the picture and even gave mommy a very sweet and gentle kiss when being asked ? #mommytakesadvantage ?