Yuni Setyaningsih/Laskar 7
There are so many stories as my experience which get me so inspired, experiences which drive me to learn about what exactly life is and how to live in this harsh life. Talking about people who inspire me and have a big space in my thought of their encouragement to my life, I would say there are 3 persons. My Birth Mom and Mom Sarah, and Kathryn Gilbert.
Before I’m talking any further, I would like to confirm that i have 2 moms literally. My birth mom and mom Sarah. How could that happen? i was selected as student ambassador/program of academic exchange sponsored by US Department of State 2008/2009. i had been living with my host family. Since then, i have 2 moms
First is my birth mom, the super woman in the entire world for me. why? well, my dad was passed away 19 years ago. There are 6 daughters need to be fed and educated with. She has been a single mom and does whatever it takes to bring her daughters for a better living. Even in her late age, she still strong, does man’s job, woman’s job, and everything at once. I can’t even imagine how she could climb the trees, cut the trees, drive around the motor, do electricity, painting, fix the roof, etc. It what I call the power of mom. She so inspires me to be a strongest woman as best as woman can get. Her power, love, care and hope, she dedicates for her kids not even thinking a little bit for her self. From her, i learn what really love is. Loving others purely without any things expected further.
Mom Sarah is the 2nd most perfect mom after my birth mom according me. I have learned so many things from her which mostly I’ve never realized how things could be so important.
I could see 2 sides of characters. In one point, she is a young mom who extremely outgoing, open minded, and fun. She put her self as fun as possible to ease me adjusting in her family. In this case, I thought that she would say okay if i cheat a little bit of a routine responsibility. But it was totally wrong. One day, i would like to miss a softball practice because I was just too tired and bored. i was planning to take a day off without any permission. When I got home, mom was just so surprised and asked for a detail why I was not going. When she figured that out, she was so disappointed of me. Then she suggested me what i should have done. She said that it was not working if i just got off without contacted coach or friends to ask an excuse. first i thought that it was just a little matter, nothing serious of it. But now i understand that a little thing matters. If we dared to apply or get involved into an organization or team whatever it is, it means that we get our self into a system with a certain rule which we sign up for already. It’s such a decision that we put responsibility on our shoulder. Communication is really important. We have to be honest of what we have done or what we are planning to do ahead. It ain’t true for reasoning an unexcused thing as reason for facing off our responsibility. we can say, it such a lie in another way.
In a while I realized how bad I was. I felt ashamed of my self. I wonder how if all the people do the same thing as I just did? How the world would be like?
Mom sarah not only get me inspired of that, she inspired me for being on time or even in time. I have story, this time I and a friend of mine were attending a American National Memorial of Martin Luther King. As our deal, mom would pick us up at 3 right in front of the building. But somehow we were lost discussing with couple important people of the town and taking some pictures with them. All of the sudden, mom showed up with her big winter coat. “ Yuni, stela…..”, she yelled a little bit. We were scared at once guessing we were in a trouble. While walking on the way to the parking lot, she told us that she worried because we ain’t show up outside. She was waiting a long time with Timea ( her baby ) in the car while it was snowing real hard outside. When we were outside she was begging me to be on time next time. I was feeling even worst when I saw her freezing and pale. I kept asking my self what I’ve done. I was risking my mom and my sister of hypothermia.
It’s really my bad habit, I’ve always been late and doesn’t put that much attention for being on time. This experience teach me a lot that even 1 second could worth a big deal because there’s no way to go back in time.
Beside being on time, it’s really good for trying being in time that we always ready right before the time due because most cases we often need sometime to get prepared before the activity started. Also, plan completed with checklist needs to be organized well because it has a big matter whether we could possibly on time or not.
Moms, i love you both more than you could imagine ever
The third important person who inspires me a lot is Kathryn Gilbert. She is top of the top of my best friend list ever. From her, i learn to trust others, to trust that there’re a friendship in life and learn to be something useful for others. Honestly, i have been so hard to trust anybody. i have a lot of friends but i just hardly to trust anybody fully. But Kathryn gives a gift of brightness. She’ll always be there when i need, when my tears rivering my cheek, when all that surrounds me are secrets and lies, or whatever the situations are. I learn that friends are not a temporary place just when you need something from them, but friends are way more joyful than you could imagine. Friends always make you there where you belong with.