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Alissa’s Special Picnic …..

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After sending Anne some photos of my trips to Nepal which were taken when I visited all my  Children in The  Sunshine Children’s Home, Anne asked me to share with you  about one of our much cherished times, a special Picnic, which I’m very happy to be able to do.

Allisa and Children

In the middle of the summer months in Nepal it gets sweltering hot in Kathmandu, so as a treat we took the children and the two live in domestic Staff, who have become very fondly a part of this big beautiful family, on an outing to the Botanical Gardens in the south of the Kathmandu Valley.

Allisa and Carers

Although it isn’t the norm in Nepal to value and accept the workers, the children are being taught to love and respect everyone and these two caring dedicated young women who are now also learning English, were delighted to join us.

Carer and child

Thanks to all those who gave for their wonderful donations for the Children, including the clothes and toys, which I have been able to squeeze in with the luggage on my trips to be with them in Nepal, these made it possible for everyone to be dressed smartly for the special occasion and the girls took their dolls and the younger boys their favourite teddies.

Grannie Annies boys

Anne, affectionately known to the children as Grannie Annie, has brought such joy to their little hearts, Anne  helps to support the children as others kindly do too but just like a Grannie, gives then Treats too, this time it was to buy all the girls the loveliest dolls for their Birthdays.

Children

Once through the gates and what seemed a long way from the dust and pollution of Kathmandu, the green paradise was being pleasantly enjoyed by us all. Adults and older children carried along with them a portion of the carefully prepared picnic foods and drinks.

Before one could even make a plan, the ecstatic brood were eagerly off in all different directions, exploring new cobbled pathways, fresh little waterfalls and rock -pools, then up amongst the rose gardens.

Sunshine Picnic June 2014

There was a huge sigh of relief to be felt when they all came together to relax on a large grassed area and put on their party hats to enjoy our picnic lunch.

Boys will be Boys

Then in what seemed like a matter of no time, once again the children were excitedly hanging from trees and swinging from vines, running up and down slopes and in circles around where we sat.

As the happy group moved from place to place there seemed to be a whole new set of surroundings which entertained them until when as late as possible, we made our way back to the bus. As we were rocked up and down on the bumpy narrow roads descending through quaint mountain villages back to home in Kathmandu, completely exhausted, happily contented, smiling little faces fell asleep, whilst others sang about one of the best days of their young lives.

Blessings to you all – Alissa

Thanks 1Thank you for sharing about your wonderful Picnic with us Alissa, and for your appreciation of my support, I Love being the Children’s Grannie Annie and it gives me Joy knowing I’m part of their lives. But how very blessed they are to have you as their Aussie Mum, you are indeed a very special person Alissa and I give heartfelt thanks that we met and for the opportunity to share with you in giving these very needy Children a chance to enjoy their Childhood and for them to know that Jesus Loves them all greatly.

Christian Love – Always from both of us – Anne.

Grandmother’s are Priceless

To Grandmother…

 Letter from a Granddaughter…
 
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 A Grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own. She likes other people’s little girls and boys. A Grandfather is a man Grandmother, he goes for walks with the boy’s and they take them fishing and stuff like that.
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 Grandmothers don’t have to do anything except to be there. They’re so old that they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is enough if they drive us to the market where the pretend horse is and have lots of coins ready.
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Or if they take us for walks they slow down past things like pretty leaves, worms and caterpillars, they never say, “Hurry up.”
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 Some Grandmothers are big, but not too big to tie your shoes.
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They wear all types of glasses and  funny underwear. 
 
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                   They can even take their teeth and gums off.
 
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Grandmothers don’t have to be smart, only answer questions like,”Why isn’t God married?” and “How come dogs chase cats?”
 
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 Grandmothers don’t talk baby talk like visitors do, because it is hard to understand.
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When they read to us they don’t skip, or mind if it’s the same story over again and they are good
 fun.  
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     Everybody should try to have a Grandmother, especially if they don’t have a Television, because they are only grown-ups who have time.
 
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Grandmothers Give Great hugs …….
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 Love your Grandmother from the heart, light up her day, she is worth it  (Grandfather is too!)
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Below is Marilyn’s Link which shares about a  day in her life, she is indeed a  wonderful Grandmother and really brings to life this funny Story …
 
 
 

Just A Mum?

 
 
 
 A woman, renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk’s office, was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

 She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.  
“What I mean is,” explained the recorder,
“do you have a job or are you just a …?”

 “Of course I have a job,” answered the woman.
” I’m a Mum.”

“We don’t list ‘Mum’ as an occupation, ‘housewife’ will cover it,” Said the recorder emphatically.

 I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.  

The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high-sounding title like…

“Official Town Registrar.”

 “What is your occupation?” she probed.

 What made me say it?  I do not know.  The words simply popped out.  

“I’m a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.”

 The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right.  

 I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

 “Might I ask,” said the clerk with new interest, “just what you do in your field?”

 Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,

 I heard myself reply,
“I have a continuing program of research,
(what mother doesn’t) In the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out).  

I’m working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters).  

 Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day,  (24 is more like it).  

 But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.”

 There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

 As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by thinking about my important career, I was greeted by my lab assistants — ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.  

  I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! and looking at my role as a Mum  it was all True. 
I had gone on the official records as someone distinguished and
indispensable to mankind because I’m needed and what I do is very important…..

 “I am a Mum.” 

 

So does this make Grandmothers
“Senior Research associates in the field of
Child Development and Human Relations”
And great Grandmothers
“Executive Senior Research Associates?”  
I think so!  
I also think it makes Aunts
“Associate Research Assistants.”

 Motherhood!  
What a glorious career!  
One designed by God, a blessing  and  a High calling,  and no matter the title on the door nothing could make it more important. 

Be encouraged in Your  God-given Role.

 May your troubles be less, Your blessings be more,
And may you have Joy no matter what
comes through your door!

  Remember if Life brings you to it …..
God will bring you through it.