‘Be’ has been in school a little more than an hour and I received an expected call from her teacher.
Bustling and busying! That is the atmosphere of the OBV house in preparation for a new school year.
Before entering the new school year, the first thing that the OBV pays attention to the most is stabilizing all of the children’s health. Uncle K., Aunt N along with Aunt L. took all of the kids to get full examinations carefully. It took two full days from morning to afternoon to finish; everyone has to eat lunch from street vendors while waiting for the exam results. The results showed that: a couple of the children are okay, one of the child’s mental health isn’t stable along with reduced vision. Another child suffers gynecological issues. There are also two children who have to take medicines constantly, so now after each meal, besides the desserts is the display of the medications in different forms and colors.
The past couple of days were filled with holiday celebrations, from Christmas to New Year. These are special days therefore the food dishes were also more special. According to their liking, I bought from whole chicken to whole ducks, even extra wings and drumsticks. So much of that stuff that the children said: “we’re sick of this food; we just want to eat fish sauce with pickled cucumber.” Of course, I pleased them.
Summer is not a time to put more effort in learning nor is it a time to play freely all day. It is a time where both a married harmoniously to promote all aspect of physical activities and knowledge.
This year summer program offers jewelry making class.
The results after an hour effort from everyone.
Another holiday season has came upon the OBV home, this is the first Christmas since the house reopened. Along with that was many new interesting “first”.
Each night, Di "surveys" the children’s bedroom to see how well the children sleep. Last night, around 2am, Di entered one of the bedrooms and was startled when she saw one of the children was missing. She searched through all the bathrooms, checked the corridors and all over the house but the child is nowhere to be found. Di panicked in the midst of her bewilderment, where could the child be? Upon returning to the bedroom, she saw a blanket sticking out under the bed. Di bent down and saw the child sleeping peacefully. And she quietly left the room….
Every year, a reunion – already predetermined, a special meeting, a meeting for those who left and who stayed, of which is highly anticipated by every single person. A meeting filled with passion and care. Just like that, little by little….
After completing the long Mission Trip 2011, Papa still has not forgotten his promise to take everyone on a field trip.
After wrapping up all the business trips since arriving in Vietnam, Father Martino visited OBV house today even though Father is nearly exhausted, and the injury to spine is still bothering him quite a bit.
To find you and bring you home was already hard but to raise you to be a good, thoughtful and loving person who will be able to contribute to society is an even harder task. It was a problematic morning that caused so much stress in the office, and then to receive your call in the afternoon: