Dear Ammamma and Umpa,
Mama tells me that today is your 32nd wedding anniversary. I don't really know how much 32 years is, but it sounds like a very long time. You two must be OLD! :-)
I miss you and all the fun and games we used to have. Like the 1-2-3 stairs game with Umpa, and the rolling on the lawn game with Ammamma. The early morning chats in the kitchen while Ammamma made breakfast, the long walks through the campus, and lazing around in the garden, enjoying the morning sun. I know Mama misses all that too, very much.
Mama says that she's the luckiest girl in the world for having such wonderful parents. She says you respected her opinion and let her make her own decisions even as a child.
She realises now how much strength and courage it must have taken to let her go, make her own mistakes, find her own way, and be her own person. And how much love it took to be able to do that without ever letting her feel that she was really alone. To be able to give her the confidence that you would always be there for her. Together.
So hugs and kisses from Mama, Papa, and me on your anniversary. We hope you enjoy your day at home with the rest of the family. We'll be thinking of you and wishing for many more years of love, togetherness, and happiness.
Love you lots!
PS. Could you talk to Mama about this parenting philosophy of yours? It sounds really good, but I don't think she's quite got it yet - she totally doesn't respect my opinion that I'm ready to drink beer, get on the escalator by myself, and drive the car. I'm afraid she's a bit dim about these things.