When I was just a little girl, once in awhile I told my family about my dream house. Okay probably not just once in awhile. 🙈🙊 I didn’t suppose that after all these years, my family especially my grandpa would still remember exactly how I describe it. “The house is not too big, gramps, doesn’t have to be two floors, one floor is okay, but I want the front or backyard is big enough. There will be a pond and huge trees. I will have a mango tree, a durian tree, a “duku” tree, a star fruit tree, …“
And now after I’m married, I live in a house with my husband and beloved son. Can you guess how the house looks like? Alhamdulillah the house is more than enough and have such a large yard.
I like to sit down on the couch in the family room next to the huge windows. What I see outside is a fish pond that my son like to play near there and sometimes he just get into it. So far I have four trees in the garden; the big ones are mango and papaya trees. The papaya trees produce fruits every time, and people often ask me to take one or two. And what should I say about a mango tree? Everyone loves mango. Before the fruits ripe, usually they have gone from the tree (^___^) I also have a longan tree and a rose apple tree (or guava? I don’t know exactly. The one who study at forestry is my husband, and he says it’s not a tree but still a seedling. What is a seedling anyway????). I plant the seeds early this year, and now they already getting bigger 🙂
One of my besties, Ganis, (I called her besties, and it stands for best friend-sisters) promise me to bring a star fruit tree from her house. She lives in Karanganyar, anyway, and for your information it’s about two and a half hour driving from Jogja. After chat for a while; I tell her that my pine tree doesn’t grow so now I have a small spot in the garden. Then she goes home and her father say to bring me a star fruit seedling from their house. Yeay!
And the last one is a durian tree, as my wish. But I don’t know why after a quite long time, it didn’t grow. It stays about only one meter and no additional leaf instead. Seems like I have to change it, and after discuss with my husband, we will find a soursop seed. Because I ever met a woman who said that soursop is useful, the fruits and so the leaves can be used to reduce fat, prevent from cancer and so on.
There is One Man, One Tree national green movement, so I decide to plant about four or five trees at my house. Because, somehow, I think we owe this earth some trees, considering that every day we breathe fresh air and it produces oxygen for us. In the other side, trees make my backyard looks beautiful and reduce the heat also.
Well. I think some dreams come true. So, when you were a child, what did you wish for? 😀