“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
So it’s Easter day (here at the orphanage) and today I decided that we’d have a Chocolate Egg hunt for the kids at the Orphanage.
Taelor had already gotten to taste the eggs for me a few days prior, so I was sure they’d be a hit. I’d also spent most of the night hiding them without Taelor’s help, that way he too would get to have some fun searching for them.
The day began with my Taelor getting himself all dolls up in his pretty white dress and some really cute socks and tennis shoes. He came in to check if I was awake, and I was.
We headed on to the living room and it was then that Taelor checked his budgies and learned that the poor little guys were all sick. They had grown pale and turned green.
The look of concern on his face when he discovered this was gut wrenching. I quickly assured him that they’d be much better soon as we got them some meds and that seemed to make him feel a little bit better.
So I decided to take his mind off it, by doing his hair up nicely with some lovely flowers. He always loves it when he gets his hair done, and I knew it was just the thing to take his mind off of it. Besides, it was Easter, and being such a special day, a new hairdo makes perfect sense.
Soon as we were done, we went over to the orphanage to see about the kids and make sure they were all awake. It was nice to find at least Isaac was up.
I let them both play while I quickly rustled up some lovely spaghetti and meatballs for all of us to have.
After cooking and Taelor and Isaac had nearly finished their food, Shawn woke up in time to join the meal.
As he ate, I heard some clanking at the gate. Sounded like people trying to get the locks to give, so I went to check it out. Low and behold, it was Sami and Poppy, my nieces. They had come ready and prepared for the hunt! Oh how we hugged them. They also got to meet two out of the four little boys who lived at our orphanage – Shawn and Isaac.
Even Isaac’s friend, Mr Kah, turned up to join the fun.
Soon as the introductions were made, the rules were announced and off they went, hunting for eggs.
Isaac was so good finding the eggs. Shawn was so good eating the eggs he found. Taelor was doing lots of skipping about, frolicking and enjoying the scenery that he forgot to really put his all into searching for those eggs. Not to mention taking off his shoes and leaving them by the docks. <laughs> He did find a few eggs though. Luckily, he got some help from Isaac in finding the yellow eggs.
He shared some of his eggs later with Mr Kah. Think he gave him out of the red ones since Blue and Red were Mr Kah’s favorite colors.
After the hunt, we went on to a meeting at Isaac’s new school. He’s enrolled to start school Monday at Honey Hill Elementary, and the school had invited family and friends to give input into the features of the school. I’m so glad we all could go.
While we were there, Dino came by and joined us. The meeting didn’t last too long after that, and Taelor’s bed time was near, so I got us home to enjoy a few minutes together.
I ended up telling them a lovely story outside at the camp ground. It reminded me of when I was young and in Nigeria. We all loved this show called “Tales by Moonlight” so much so that we often got our own tales told by aunties and uncles, outside under the trees at night. Sometimes the stories were scary, but most of the time they were fun and all of them had lessons in them that we were all asked about at the end. It was really nice to relive this but on the parental side, in a similar manner and MANY years later.
At the end of the story, Taelor was definitely sleepy but Isaac was already fully asleep. So I carried him and held Taelor’s hand. I walked with him home and had him go in to get ready for bed while I rushed on to the orphanage to tuck Isaac into bed.
I returned in time to see him come out of the bathroom (whew)! It was like I wasn’t gone, which I am so glad about because I try to soak up every single second that I can with him.
We went ahead and said our prayers. We had so much to be thankful for, so it lasted a while.
When we were done, I hugged him tight. He is my world! With that, I laid him down to sleep and watched as he drifted off peacefully into dreamy dream land. ❤ ❤ ❤
Once I was certain he was sound asleep, I went back to the site to hang out with Dino and Shawn for a little while. Dino’s grandma sent for him, so he went off leaving just me and Shawn together.
It was lovely. We chatted and chatted. Stuck our feet in the water and soon night time fell.
His own bed time came, so I piggy backed him back to the orphanage and after he’d brushed his teeth, I hugged him and tucked him comfortably to sleep.
What a lovely Easter day. To have spent it with my son and new friends was a blessing.
Happy Easter everyone!