A long time ago,in a small village near the beach in West Sumatra , there lived a woman and her son, Malin Kundang. MalinKundang’s father had died when he was a baby, so he had to live hard with his mother. Malin Kundang was healthy, diligent and strong boy. He usually went to the beach to catch fish and brought it to his mother or sold it in the town.
One day when Malin Kundang was fishing as usual, he saw a merchant’s ship which was being raided by a small band of pirates. With his brave and power, Malin Kundang defeated the pirates. The merchant was so happy and asked Malin Kundang to sail with him. Malin Kundang agreed.
The merchant : “Thank you MalinKundang!”
Malin : “oh, you’re welcome sir.”
The merchant : “would you sail with me, please?”
Malin : “ with my pleasure sir!”
And then MalinKundang went home.
Malin : “Mom, may I go sailing?”
Malin’s mother : “why should you go sailing ?”
Malin : “Because I want to change our live. I want to be a rich man. Don’t worry mom, I love you so much I will come back home I promise.”
Malin’s mother : “Ok, you may go but please always pray,remember!”
And then MalinKundang went sailing with the merchant. Years by years past by, finally MalinKundang became a wealthmerchant with a huge ship. Loaded of trading goods and many ship crews ,Malin Kundang had a wish. He wanted to marry to a beautiful woman. Then he met a princess, her name was Puan Mar. She was a noblewoman. They were married. MalinKundang loved his wife so much and his wife was too. They got happy life. Mallin Kundang went sailing with many ship crew and his wife. In journey Puan Mar asked him.
Mar : “my dear, where is your mother? I want to meet her.”Mar asked malin
Malin : “my mother had passed away when I was a child”
Mar : “really? Are you sure? Oh I’m sorry to hear that”
MalinKundang felt ashame to his wife because her mother was not a noble one.
Mar : “is she noblewoman like me?”
Malin : “yes, she was noblewoman like you”
And then the ship landed on a beach, the villagers recognized who was coming and the news spreaded fast in Malin’s village.
The villagers : “Malin Kundang become a rich man,and now he is here!”
His mother felt sad for many years because of her loneliness. Now she felt glad after hearing that Malin had become a rich man and came back to his village again. Then she went to the beach by hoping she could meet her beloved son there.
Malin’smoter : “oh God thank you so much you listen to m pray Malin Kundang is back and I need my son and I will come to see him.”
When Malin’s mother saw Malin got down from the ship, Malin’s mother walked and called him.
Malin’s mother : “oh Malin my son, come closer to me please! I miss you so much come here please I’m your mother!”
Mar : “my dear, who is the dirty ugly old woman?”
Malin : “I don’t know I think she is a beggar”
Malin’s mother : “oh Malin, I’m your mother, why do you forget me?”
Malin : “enough old women Inever had mother like you. My mother was dead and she was a noblewoman not like you. You are disgusting smell bad. Stay away from me!”
Malin’s mother : “oh Malin how could you be like this. I took care you with all my love. Oh Malin I have waited for meeting you for a long time. I miss you so much but now you deny me as your mother. (pray).. oh God help me please… help m remind him” (crying)…
Malin’s mother : “ok Malin, to prove who is right, see what will happen. If I’m your mother you’ll e a stone but if I lie to you I’ll be a stone.”
Malin : “what are you talking about old lady (laugh) hahaha….”
Suddenly a thunder roaded. It wrecked Malin’s ship. He was thrown by the wave of his ship.and then suddenly MalinKundang became a stone.
Okay, that’s the end of the story.
What can we learn from this story? Yeah we should love and respect our mother however and whoever she is. Because our heaven is in our mother’s feet.Don’t hurt your mother!!!!