We just returned after a week-long vacation in Ooty (will add a travelogue soon!:). It was a refreshing break for all of us. However, the drive back was a bit tiring. Reached late evening. Soon we all realized – the next day the lil one is becoming 6 years. Within another 2 days, the elder will turn 13yrs…Birthday days ahead! 😉
Quickly we decided to have time with some of our friends in Sneha Care Home. Father Jaison was more than happy to welcome us! We reached there by lunchtime; even if the boys were really tired, they could make it happen! 😉
Though the number of kids was less due to vacation, they arranged a lovely surprise for both the boys! A cake and lovely flowers! The group birthday wish was icing on the cake. I noticed a shining light on birthday boys’ face when they heard the group song for them! 🙂
At times, very small things can make a very big impact in your life!
Thanks to Father Jaison for making it really heartful birthday for our boys…We felt blessed.
We had lunch with them and later went to see their candle making unit. They were busy in the process of completing 1000 numbers of special gift candles for a marriage. Father Biju showed us the process of candle making. They are trying to market it better so as to support inhabitants with an earning from their skills and work.
There was another cool surprise for the boys waiting! Father Biju and Father Jaison quickly arranged very nice birthday gifts for the boys….beautiful fragrant candles!!
Later we spent some time in the garden and the boys enjoyed plucking mangoes! The birthday became very special this time, a blessed one! 🙂
Rather than saying bye, we said see you again…..!
Keep Smiling, Keep Shining!
Photos: Self, mobile(Honor 8 Pro)
About Sneha Care: Link: http://www.snehacarehome.org/Home.aspx
It is a residential programme for children living with HIV, within the age group of 5 to 13 who have lost their parents or parent and their normal growth and development seem to be difficult in their home or community. They also take care of old people who do not have any other support for medicine and care. Both together, Sneha care home provides care and shelter for around 140 people.
We have been associating with Sneha Care for 2+yrs…
Please read the website for more information. Also if you want to support or know more, please contact Father Jaison-+917259605008 or Father Biju-+918050785674 (esp for the requirements for fancy fragrant candles for any occasion.)