Thursday, September 23, 2010

"How do I surprise someone with pancakes who wakes up at the crack of dawn?"

So today was probably my favorite day in India so far.
:) I got to celebrate the life of my hero with what felt like the entire city of Bharuch.
What do we get for someone who deserves the world?

I woke up at 5 Am-yes, 5 AM and made my best attempt at pancakes.
I really did feel like I was with the mayor, traveling from place to place. Each place she would give out a gift to the children.

The coolest part was hearing the testimonies, of how this woman had changed and shaped so many lives. I couldn't hold back the tears as one by one they began to stand and share about how this woman had shown them love, when no one else had. "She is our super hero." Most of them were in Hindi, but they still made me cry, because I still saw how much of a blessing God gave to so many souls when he crafted His daughter, my aunt, and all of these kids' "mommy-sa" :)

Thank you Jesus for her life and what a blessing she has been to so many.

So we ate at least 4 cakes, I think...

We had a huge celebration at night, despite the fact that she doesn't like celebrating her birthday. She taught them funny American games and the house was roaring with laughter for hours. One lady who has been very sick recently even said that it was the first time she had smiled in one month. She got her smile back tonight. :)

I think Aunt Becky had a great time too. :)

I wore my green sari and felt like a princess. I don't know how many times I was told how beautiful I looked. :) I played with the kids and told them scary stories. It was such a great day. :)

Happy Birthday Aunt Bec, we all love you so much and we are so thankful for your life. I hope I am half the woman you are one day. And I hope that God blesses you in the years to come.


  1. Soooo Pretty Natalie!!! I have always thought about getting a sari just because I think they are so pretty.