Sunday, May 27, 2007

Of love and kids....

After a really hectic days last week I thoughts that I should take its easy and just blog this. Well it start with a call from one of our grandchildren. The youngest, a boy still in the kindergarten call me and ask me to come over quickly. Than his elder sister who just start schooling took over the phone and told me to come as well. Atuk come quickly with a giggle. They were both sound excited and I heard their giggle and laugh on the phone. I told them that I would come in a while.

After a while I decided to go to their home, just two kilometer away and see what these two kids had in mind when they made that call. Nenek [grandma] is there already, she had gone there earlier. One entering the house, both the kids, all excited told me they have this box all warped up for me. It is a sort of a gift for me. It surprise me. It surely is not my birthday today or any special day that I could think of. Anyway I took the box and open it with both of them watching in an excited mood. I open the box and inside it is a Mug. Then both of them jump up and down with joy and happiness that only kids do. The Mug is special and unique in that it has a beautiful wording on it. The wording is " I love my Grandpa". Actually in that short seconds I just did not know what to say but felt that happiness and joy that is not that easy to explain. Its a real joy and it just sank into your heart right away. I really felt good at that moment in times. I hug both the grand kids and thanks them for the thoughts. What a great kids these grandchildren are.

It seem that they had follow their Mom and Dad to shop and saw this mug and told them to buy it as a gift to Atuk [grandpa]. What a thought these two had. It is so sweet of them to have thoughts of giving Atuk such a wonderful gift. Thanks Azib and Adibah for this gift, the Mug. They surely did made my day. A wonderful day indeed. That is love in its best form, making my life as colorful as ever. Have a nice day.

12 comments:

zorro said...

Pak Idrus. The gifts that children give to us are always very meaningful. They dont put monetary value into the gift (unlike adults who seem to ask: "Will he think that it is too cheap a gift? What if he doesnt like it etc, etc." Kids give with their hearts. As long as granpa is happy, it is a good gift. I was just thinking of my three grandsons in the Bahamas. Nevermind, they will be here on 14Aug.Enjoy your coffee, Grandpa.

Pak Idrus said...

zorro, thanks for the visit and the colorful comments on grandkids. Agreed with your comment that they are special and their thinking though serious, yet simple. Indeed a bonus for us grandpa and grandma during our golden age. Have a nice day.

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Pak Idrus
My late father was a disciplinarian of sorts but when it was about his grandchildren and nieces and nephews, he melted in their hands.
The word "No" did not exist in his vocabulary where they were concerned.
So, I can understand how a grandfather can turn all mushy.
Have a good week ahead.

Theta said...

Pak Idrus,
This goes to show that you are in their thoughts daily. How fortunate of you to have such affectionate grandkids who constantly adore you.
Your magnanimous presence in their lives is quite telling.
This mug is their way of saying so.
Have a great week!

Pak Idrus said...

Fauziah, thanks for the visit and that comment which is so true. We all should be thankful that at this age we grands get that extra from the grandkids. Love and affection that continue to give color to our life and we journey on. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

theta, thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment. True these grandkids are a godsend treasure that continue to give meaning of living, making it as colorful as ever.

The energy of love especially from our young, what's made living so great. Enjoying each other love is the way to a healthy and enjoyable life. Have a nice day.

mutalib saifuddin said...

dear pak idrus,

early father's day, maybe...wondering what my future "grandchildren" would give me one day...

take care.

Pak Idrus said...

mutalib, thanks for the visit and the Father's day greeting.

The future would come but for now lets live in the present, for the present is yesterday's future.

Have a nice day.

Damelehrer said...

Sweet grandchildren that you have! Thumbs up to their parents and their parents' parents.

Pak Idrus said...

damelehrer, thanks for the visit and the kinds words. Just sharing our happiness with everyone including you. Have a nice day.

monsterball said...

We love children so much...simply because they are totally innocent and helpless...and because they are innocent...they shower true love. Also from dogs..that men call that animal..best friends.
But when children grow up...and depending who they mixed...many still get our same care and love....but few turned to be real monsters....even cunning ...that we smile at them...but keep a distance from loving them....and if the parents do not care to correct them..what can outsiders do?

Pak Idrus said...

monsterball, thanks for the visit and the colorful thoughts of love. All species on our planet including our own have love in their genes. Nurturing it with love would made love grows. It is not only the parents that should play the role of giving love, I believe those 'outsiders' have a role as well in nurturing love to every species on our planets. For we just would not survived alone on the good earth without the other species around us. It is the giving and sharing of love thats what made our planet tick. Have a nice day.