Inge Sari Restu
Operations Director at Golden Star BN
Inge Sari Restu co-founded a business that processes and wholesales bird’s nest with her husband, Arael Boo, while they were still in university. That was 10 years ago. Today, their business exports within Asia. Inge spends at least four hours in the morning with her twins, Calista and Raphael, who are 21 months old. “I will try to get home to play with them before their dinner and bedtime,” she shares. “While the kids get ready for bed, I get ready to go on dates with my husband or out with my friends.”
What does it mean to be a mother?
It is the feeling of having a super power. I’m so tired at the end of a long day running after the kids, looking through some operational matters at the company and being an attentive wife to my husband. And yet, I cannot wait to do it all over again the next day.
Do you plan to have more children?
Yes, my husband and I would like at least two more. If we have twins again, it would be really great! Boy or girl, it doesn’t matter.
Is there a history of twins in the family?
Yes, my maternal grandmother’s side has five pairs of twins in the family!
How different is life with children?
I treasure my time much more now. Every minute counts. Every minute that I’m away from my children must be filled with only things that I love to do.
What does Mother’s Day mean to you?
To be honest, it never meant much to me in the past. But now, I look forward to sharing stories with my own children about how much my own mother has inspired me.
Do share one such inspiring story about your mum.
She showed me that there is no one fixed way to show love. One example is when my mum bought me a bag I loved very much when I was 21. She would not have bought that for herself even if she loved it. But she wanted to remind me that I was very loved by her, in a way that I would understand at that point in time.
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