My mom is not working currently. She become a stay home mom, after so many years worked to support her family. She is an awesome mom, that’s why I am proud wearing a T-shirt with those words, because I really am having an awesome mom. She was working as a Kitchen Head in a Chinese Restaurant during my elementary school. Then she worked as a “nurse” for an old lady on Kebayoran Lama. After that, she worked as a “baby sitter” for few families. She really did all those because of us, her family.
Now, since she was asked by us to stay at home, she is doing what she love, gardening. She really love gardening. She could do it all day long (as long as her Hayday already done). Start from preparing the pot for planting, putting the fertilizer, watering if it’s not raining, up to checking the trees one by one if there’s a disease or not.
On her last her birthday, she told me not to celebrate it with buying any cake. She said that she wanted another thing. And you know what she want? She asked me to go with her to a place to buy trees. She wanted to buy many trees to planted around our neighborhood. Yup, not at our house but for our neighborhood. She said she want to create a place that all the kids on our neighborhood can play. Argh… My mom is really awesome.
She ended up with so many trees, totaled almost Rp 500,000, including the fertilizer. She planted them all nearby a river near our house. Now… the place is full with trees and flowers. And mostly are due to my mom. And you know, she planted some flowers and some plants that you can use for cooking, such as Daun Kencur (I don’t know the English for this), pepper, and aloe.
And today I found that, she gave some of her plants to other people for free. A neighbor saw one of my mom’s plants – I forgot which one, and she asked for it. She gave it just like that. I know it was taking so many time for her to grow that one, but she just gave it. Another plant she gave to a repairman who was repairing a house on another cluster. He broke that person’s plant and my mom had the same plant like hers. So he asked my mom and she said yes. He took them all. My mom still have the seedling though, which she planted on a pot and now it’s starting to grow again. Another one is the vegetable seller at my cluster. They always asked for the Daun Kencur to my mom every time some customer asked for it.
Every thing was given for free. My mom said it’s okay to gave them for free. Coz actually when she did it, her plants grow more and more. So, she said, actually she helped herself by doing those thing. She told me that it is like in life, giving something to others is not doing a bad thing for us. In contrary, it is helping us to grow more.
Okay… I think it’s enough for now, talking about my awesome (how many times I’ve mentioned this) mom. Maybe next time I can make a post regarding learn that we can get from gardening. Now… I want to show you the garden. My mom’s garden. Hope you enjoy it.And I hope this also answered the request from Mba Nella, to post a gardening topic. Btw Mba Nella, like I wrote in the email, she really love your post about Tulip.
Here are the pictures. Have a great day all. Thank you for reading.
NB: Even though I am not putting any watermark on my photos, please don’t use it without my permission. They are my photos. Respect other’s right. Okay?