Sunday, April 26, 2009

I follow behind my kids


that's Dan. and Ar, and Ir, and Ibit. I, followed them behind and took this picture, while riding my bike.
itu Dan. dan Ar. dan Ir. dan Ibit. aku, mengikuti mereka dari belakang dan mengambil gambar ini, sambil mengayuh sepedaku.

this is one of our favorite family activities beside swimming, riding bike to places near by. we could go at least 5km away, and back.
ini adalah salah satu aktivitas bersama favorit kami selain berenang, bersepeda yang deket-deket aja. kami bisa pergi sejauh 5 km, dan pulang

and this is how we usually do it. Dan will lead the way, the kids follow him behind, and I follow them, very behind.
dan begini biasanya kami melakukannya. Dan di depan, diikuti anak-anak, dan aku mengikuti mereka, paling belakang.

and I believe that's also how we should live our life. I believe that a man as a husband, and a father, should be the leader in a family. and the kids follow him. it doesn't matter if along the way my kids find their own way, as long as it is right and good for everyone, I will let them go that way. I will just follow them behind, or walk beside them, to make sure they won't take the wrong path.
dan begitu jugalah menurutku, bagaimana seharusnya kami menjalani hidup. aku percaya bahwa laki-laki sebagai suami dan ayah, harus menjadi pemimpin bagi keluarganya. anak-anak mengikutinya. tidak masalah jika di tengah jalan mereka menemukan jalan sendiri. selama itu benar dan baik untuk semua, aku akan biarkan mereka ambil jalan itu. aku hanya akan mengikuti dari belakang, atau berjalan di samping mereka, untuk memastikan bhawa mereka tidak akan mengambil jalur yang salah.

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10 comments:

Triplet Mama said...

Very sweet!
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Heather said...

I think that is a beautiful sentiment.I always enjoy your pictures!

Tumblewords: said...

There's nothing better to follow! Nice post!

americanising desi said...

:) very very heart touching!
i never could look it that way

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Heather said...

What a great photo. Your kids are more willing to ride long distances than mine are.

Alone on the Isle said...

This is lovely, and your children are adorable. I commend you and your husband for spending so much quality time with your children, hopefully they will never forget it.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Your very quardinated to take a photo and ride a bike at the same time! Great picture! :)

lintang said...

happy family..nice posting.

nino said...

jadi inget jaman kecil deh. suka sepedaan sama bapak ibu..
make me missin them..
kira kira anak2 mba udah padangeh belum ya, tentang filosofi ayah didepan sebagai pemimpin??

Nana said...

I love this blog. You seem like a beautiful person, that has values & is like sunshine to her loved ones.