Thirumaran writes: Today (14-4-13) our elder boys are moving to “TRUST BOYS’ HOME”. Bless them to lead a peaceful, happy, healthy and comfortable life there. The other children gave a “good send off” to the boys but really there was a “silent sadness”. It is a “great missing” for both the sides.
What can we do? Law, growth, factors, society, and culture makes us to split the children. Boys above 10 years will stay at “TRUST BOYS’ Home”. The small boys and all the girls will be at TRUST Children Home together. For now there are 14 boys at TRUST BOYS’ home and 5 small boys remain at the “main home” with the girls.
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Two puppies welcomed the boys to their new home. Mangoes made them cheerful.
Two tiny boys, cook and a staff cried openly when the elder boys left the children home with their things. Parting is always painful. I was expecting this and never showed my inner feelings to the children. “Coming up” and “growing together” for a long time and leaving the place, getting distance from loving people, is really painful. Any way everything is getting ok.
We have some plans. Once weekly the boys will visit the main home, eat together and the girls and younger boys will also visit the boys’ home at least once in a month and during special occasions.
When some one is offering food for the children we would assemble all the children together. Until the number of the children increase this will be followed. Then both the homes may have their individualities.
Yesterday at the Boys’ home we have made ready 4 bath rooms and 4 toilets as first phase for the usage and the others are getting ready. The kitchen is not yet ready for cooking and it will take another 10 days. So the food will be coming for the boys from the “ main home” until it get ready. Construction of the compound wall will be starting at the Boys’ Home probably on 17th or 18th of this month. Reports will be coming at every stage.
Today (14th April) is Tamil New Year and a special day for “Tamil People”. That’s why are have chosen this day. Boys are busy with packing, saying bye to girls and tiny boys, ironing their shirts and pants and looking around the campus with different feelings.
It is an important day in the history of “TRUST Children” and we always remember and be thankful to the people who supported and are supporting us.
I close my report with Mark Twain’s quotation:
“kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"