My Happiest Day

Last Saturday, my sister and I visited Heavenly Home and did some activities with the children.  I felt so happy and delighted because they are so innocent, lovable and gorgeous. I don’t usually have these feelings but when I saw the children smiling and joyful, I felt so contented. I visit many schools, but the children from Heavenly Home are a bit different from the other children because most of them are quite young and don’t have parents. They feel that their orphanage is their home, the caregivers are their parents, they love each other and they are the luckiest children in the world.

The activity that the children liked the most that day was a numbers activity. When my sister NoNo said a number, the children had to make a group with that number of children. For instance, if No No said number 5, the children had to make a group of five, and they hugged each other tightly. They all worried that their group members would join other groups. They enjoyed that activity so much – they pulled each other a lot and they had fun too.

One of the happiest girls that day was A Thae Lay. She has grown up in Heavenly Home since she was delivered. The founder couple got her from Mae Tao Clinic. Her mother was a factory worker and got pregnant by one man who didn’t marry her, but she was brave to deliver her daughter, A Thae Lay alone at Mae Tao clinic. However, she left her daughter at the clinic and ran away.  A Thae Lay is three years old now and under the care of Heavenly Home caregivers. She has no parents and no relatives around her. She doesn’t usually smile and she is always thinking of something. However, the day that we did activities she was the most active girl among the children. She was smiling, dancing and playing hoola-hoop. She also liked taking lots of photos. Her smiles, activities and happiness made me so satisfied and pleased.

I had so much fun and felt happier that day than I have ever felt in my life. I thought again about how activities are so important for children, especially for those children who have been abandoned or orphaned. No No and I would like to do more activities every Saturday because the children don’t have lots of toys and can’t go outside on Saturday. Besides, we are persuaded to visit there again by the children’s smiles and eyes. So, we have decided that we will visit the children every Saturday to make them happy and have fun together.

2 Replies to "My Happiest Day"

  • sandra
    June 15, 2012 (2:31 am)

    Nolel and No No..great job ladies. Sounds like you have found a special place in your hearts.

  • Pauline tee
    June 26, 2012 (12:52 am)

    Very, very special group of children. I like to visit them sometime.. Thanks for sharing. Pauline Tee

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