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Discover ADCO: Mother’s Day

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In Indonesia, the celebration of Mother’s Day is known as Hari Ibu. It is not just a day for fancy brunches and store-bought bouquets, it is a national day to celebrate mothers on December 22nd. The importance of this day lies in its history as it marks the first anniversary of the Indonesian Women’s Congress in 1928. The day is not only about showering mothers with gifts but also a time to reflect on their immense contributions to society and family.

For many Indonesians, Hari Ibu evokes cherished memories. Our associates, Raisya Tjahjaningtyas, Dina Aditania and Lintang Kinanti, share their stories about their fond memories of celebrating Hari Ibu.

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Dina Aditania: Mother’s Day Magic

For Dina, Mother’s Day isn’t just about flowers and cards. It’s a time to recall cherished memories and express the depths of her love for the woman who holds the sun and moon in her eyes.

“My favorite Mother’s Day with Mom? It has to be when I was 17,” Dina reminisces with a smile softening her voice. “I poured my heart into a letter, spilling out every unspoken appreciation, every hidden tear. We cried, we laughed, we held each other close, and in that moment, I knew where my true home was – in her arms.”

Dina pauses. “Why is Mother’s Day important? It’s a reminder to cherish the whispers of love, endless sacrifices, and warm embraces that soothe our souls. It’s a day to say, ‘Thank you, Mom, for being the sun that lights my path, and the wind beneath my wings.'”

Memories dance in her eyes as she speaks of another special moment. “My favorite memory with Mom? Our trip to Yogyakarta, just the two of us. We explored ancient temples, wandered through bustling markets, and shared stories under the star-studded sky. It was pure magic, just her and me, two hearts beating as one.”

But what truly sets Dina’s mother apart? “Her patience,” she says without hesitation. “It’s a bottomless well, even when I tested its limits with teenage angst. She taught me to weather storms with grace, to find strength in stillness.”

On this Mother’s Day, Dina’s message is simple yet profound. “To my amazing Mom, stay cool and healthy. Let your laughter echo through our home, and may you find healing in the silences we share. You are the anchor of our family, the melody in our hearts, and I love you more than words can ever say.”

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Lintang Kinanti: Mother and Memories

For Lintang, Mother’s Day isn’t just a date on the calendar, but a thread of love, memory, and enduring appreciation. Though her mother’s physical presence is no longer with her, Lintang cherishes the echoes of her warmth and the lessons etched in her heart.

“My favorite moment with Mom isn’t on a specific Mother’s Day,” Lintang confides, “but on every day we spent together—the ritual of preparing her birthday breakfast in bed, the shared laughter over stories whispered over steaming cups of tea.” these were the moments that painted her world with vibrant hues.

While the official Mother’s Day tradition wasn’t a fixture in their household, Lintang believes wholeheartedly in its importance. “This is a day to remind mothers that they are seen, valued, and loved,” she says, her voice thick with emotion. “It’s a day to celebrate the silent heroes who shape our lives with their unwavering support and unconditional love.”

Lintang’s eyes sparkle as she recalls a cherished memory. “We used to spend hours rummaging through thrift stores, unearthing hidden gems among dusty shelves,” she reminisces. 

But beyond the shared adventures, it’s her mother’s unwavering kindness that Lintang admires most. “She had this uncanny ability to make everyone feel important, seen, and heard,” Lintang says, her voice laced with reverence. “Her compassion and warmth were contagious, filling our lives with a sense of belonging and acceptance.”

On this Mother’s Day, Lintang’s message to her mother transcends time and space. “Your guidance and unconditional love have been the bedrock of who I am,” she whispers, her voice echoing with gratitude. “I wouldn’t be standing here today without your unwavering support. Thank you for everything, Ibu. I carry your love with me, always.”

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Raisya Tjahjanigtyas: Raising a Glass to Mom

For Raisya, the magic of Mother’s Day isn’t in the grand gestures, but in the quiet moments shared over a warm meal. The clink of forks on plates, the soft murmur of conversation, and the glow of candlelight cast on smiling faces – these are the memories that paint her fondest celebration of Mom.

But Mother’s Day isn’t just about cherishing these shared moments, Raisya emphasizes. It’s a chance to step back and truly appreciate the extraordinary woman who guides us through life. “Mom is our anchor,” she declares, “our source of unwavering love and support, the one who celebrates our victories and mends our wounds.”

Asked about her favorite memories with Mom, Raisya’s face lights up as she recalls their shared shopping sprees and afternoons spent whipping up cakes together. Laughter and flour-dusted smiles fill the air, as how she describes their kitchen, transformed into a haven of warmth and love. Each creation a testament to their unique bond.

What about the qualities Raisya admires most in her mother? Her voice softens as she lists them: resilience, kindness, and an unwavering optimism that shines even in the face of challenges. “Mom taught me the power of a smile,” Raisya says, “in facing every hurdle with grit and grace.”

And on this special day, what message does Raisya hold close to her heart? In a whisper that carries the weight of a thousand unspoken emotions, she says, “Mom, thank you for everything. You are my sunshine, my confidante, my biggest cheerleader. I love you more than words can ever say.”

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So, this December 22nd, go beyond the traditional carnations and chocolates. Take time to truly connect with your mother, share food, reminisce, and say words of gratitude. Make Hari Ibu a day to honor not just individual mothers, but the spirit of all Indonesian women who make the world a brighter place.

Selamat Hari Ibu!

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