The Day Daddy Comes Home
The indefinite stories about the funny moments of the children at the house
“Ahhhhh, Daddy’s home, Daddy’s home, Sister!” – The loud yells of the children shocked the Sister in charge, SIC. “Daddy’s home?”, without getting any special notices, Sister IC was only informed that a visitor would come to visit the OBV house; thus she had just prepared the several necessities for the visitor to the house.
This morning, the daily routine took place normally at the OBV house. While the children were having the piano lesson, Sister IC was focusing on the cross-shaped embroidering. When Sister L. came by to discuss about the lives of the children, they heard that … Daddy’s home. What a great surprise! The children were very joyful and happily welcoming Daddy. Regardless, they did not forget their responsibilities and quickly got back to the piano lesson.
Fr. Martino & The youngest child in the OBV House
While the children were in class, “Daddy” and Sister IC were talking and laughing about the funny moments involving the children within the house. For example, Sister made it so that the children would pick a number of one of the beds in which they could sleep in at night in order to give everyone a chance to sleep on both the top and bottom beds. Another example was a child who got lost on her first day going to school alone and called home in a frightening voice. Sister IC even told “Daddy” the story of a forgetful child in the house, who Sister had to make a piece of paper for the child with the personal information: “My name is …, I live at …, If you meet me and I have no clue about my identity, please call this number 1 … 2 …3 …”, when letting the child going to school.
Sister IC also invited “Daddy” to tour around the house and told him that she had to keep rearranging the beds to accommodate the increase number of children in the house. She also took the chance to show “Daddy” her hand-made basketball board, which she made all by herself; she climbed up the ladder, tied the ropes, and bent the wires to shape them into a basketball hoop … all by herself, so that everyone can exercise and improve their health. “Daddy” was surprised and with excitement, decided to shoot some balls to try out the new basket … Of course, he made it 10/10! Sister couldn’t stop applauding and praising Daddy: “Father, you are awesome at this game! You just stand still, push the ball effortlessly, and still make the basket … We always have to jump up yet can’t even make it sometimes.” At the result, Daddy carefully instructed Sister IC how to utilize the force from her wrist and her fingers to guide the ball into the basket.
Father is showing his “Kobe-leveled” basketball skill
Father whole-heartedly instructs Sister IC to shoot the ball the right way
Sister’s turn to show what she got !!!
This visiting trip was also the first time “Daddy” got to meet M. – a girl that OBV has just started to care for. The love and tender care of “Daddy” quickly connects him and M. closer as she shared the stories of her life. “Daddy” advised her: “You have to be clear about the talent and skill that you are good at and capable of doing so that you can focus on developing and improving that skill. If you can do that, you’ll be very successful in the future!”
“Daddy” Thong chatting with M.