I was so happy my third child, first daughter Phoebe came into the world on May 1st, because we had wanted a daughter for so long, God finally answered our prayers, and blessed with a healthy and beautiful girl. I am also very thankful that she was born on May 1st so I wouldn't miss our first tree planting on May 3rd, after so much anticipation and planning, it was great to be able to be there with the team to experience it first hand. 

I had my boys dressed the night before, so I could save time the next morning. The sight was in HsinChu which means a 3.5 hours drive, which meant we had to leave the house at 5:15. To my surprise as soon as I said "Get up, it's time to go tree planting", they had burst out of bed and walked to the door to wait for me. 

We had viewed tree planting to be somewhat sacred and serious, since it's the reason why we are doing this together. But on the day, everyone one was so excited, and glad to see each one, with the team working separately across Taiwan most of the time, we are happy to be together. Happy to report that our trees were planted with much joy and love. We all shared how we loved how "real" it was! Planting the trees with our own very hands. 

What was most meaningful for me, was being able to do it with my boys, seeing how excited they were, that they get to have this as a part of their memory. As they grow up, the trees we planted that day are also growing, one day they can go back and see how their tree had grown so tall they can stand underneath it for shade. 

Since that day my boys have been asking me quite often when we are going to go tree planting again. 

 David Co-Founding Gardener

 

05/03 首次種樹

 

我很開心我的第三個孩子,第一個女兒Phoebe在5月1日誕生,因為我們禱告已久的女兒終於健康的來到這個世界上。另外我也很感謝她在5月1日出生,因為這樣我就可以不錯過DOMI核心團隊5月3日第一次的種樹活動。

因為怕隔天一大早5:15就得要出門,兩個兒子爬不起床,我在前一天晚上,就幫他們將衣服穿好。還有點怕隔天他們會很難叫起床,沒想當我講完「起床了,我們要去種樹了!」他們馬上就跳了起來,走到門口去等我出門。

在那天之前,整個核心團隊一直都以很嚴肅的態度看待種樹這件事情,因為這畢竟是我們決定一起努力打造這個公司背後共同的原因之一。沒想到那天大家聚在一起(平常大家分遍台灣努力),很享受終於可以一起去種樹,整個超High的,大家不斷在開玩笑。不過大家都有提到可以用自己的雙手實際去種樹,真的很有意義。

對我來說,最有價值的就是可以帶我兩個兒子一起去參與,看他們多麼的興奮與投入。想到他們在未來可以有這種去種樹的記憶,甚至有一天長大可以到他們所種的樹下乘涼。

自從那一天我的兩個兒子經常問我什麼時候我們再去種樹。

創始園丁 David

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