Monday, November 24, 2008
Mahalo Suni and Judy
One of the biggest blessings to the children was an autographed photo from NASA Astronaut and India Heroine Sunita "Suni" Williams. ALL the children knew who she was; they said that they studied about her in school and they watched her during her takeoff and landing. Pastor Ashish said that the whole country watched. Pastor kept shaking his head and saying "WOW, WOW, WOW. Sunita Williams!" Suni wrote on her picture "to the Mussoorie Children's Home, Believe in your dreams." We told them that she flew up in the shuttle and lived on the International Space Station and took record breaking spacewalks! A huge mahalo goes to Judy Hayes NASA Deputy Division Chief who arranged sending the photo and the NASA folding paper Shuttles, rulers, pencils, maps to the International Space Station, and stickers all as a surprise to the children. When I opened the FEDEX package, I cried as the photo was a surprise to us too. Out of over a billion people in India, Suni and Judy would send personal encouragement "Believe in your dreams!" to these little ones. What a story it will be when Promod or Sundeep or Mahima or any of these in the picture becomes an astronaut too! God bless you for making all of us feel so special.
The kids can look up her bio at: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/williams-s.html
Me ke Akua pu,