Wednesday, 23 July 2008

The journey truly begins...

Now that all the posts are updated…I can breathe…

Things happen for a reason we all know that… for example; My nephew Aaron wrote a heart warming email a day after I left but I could not access it until I had been through the mill, his words lifted me and reminded me why I was here. My brothers have also given me strength beyond words they are my rocks and a true blessing from God! Even my darling Bhuaa Ji called at a time where I was feeling depleted so I have to hang on to such heartwarming and comforting words from friends and family. I have noticed I have been approaching my experiences on an emotional which have caused both conflict, pain and frustration – my focus needs to be bring light and hope into peoples lives …

I got online yesterday yes the wireless connection in Amritsar... from the luxury of my room! What a mad few days … I have been biten by the dreaded Indian mosquito’s the one night I did not apply my boots 50% deet lotion.. TYPICAL! I’ve also had the flu over the weekend, yea like an mad woman was in 40 degrees hot weather and then stood right in front the air conditioning unit... also been having severe headaches again due to the weather...Saying that I have been blessed over the past week and half, my sanctuary of peace and stillness has been in the Golden Temple, where I try my utmost to visit everyday! This is truly a life saver where I feel that someone is walking with me and has his hand on my head. There is no doubt its extremely hard here, guess I didn’t think it would be! Away from my family is one thing but being surrounded by kids 24/7 in the heat…you surrounded by the body heat and humidity the mind gets agitated but its vital not to let me mind control things… but how hard is that?



The kids are truly brilliant and certainly remind me daily to why I am here… their smiles, the innocent love in their eyes and not to mention the vibration of their pure spirits.




Me and lovely Kirandeep... her smile would never convince you she is in a world of silence!


I have been working within special needs department where we identified what is going to be needed… Its going to be such a magical experience to see these kids grow and blossom, we are introducing a specialised language designed for children with special educational needs. We are doing a pilot study with 4 students and then god willing set precedence for the rest of the class.

Sabhi, Gurpal, Me, Pinky and Yashoda

We are going for a our 1st outing on Friday its going to be very interesting – We are also devising some training materials for the staff to give an insight to certain subjects within the complex - education for all on various levels alongside being part of the SMS project where deaf children can text and communicate via mobile phone…This is a real exciting time but that said I have yet to get my routine and structure in place which again is proving to be difficult but all in good time I guess.

Until another few days…

My love

7 comments:

Mandip said...

Hi Hunny,

Your doing great, through all the tests youve got through and all those to come you really are doing an amazing thing!

Hope you feel better soon and adjust into a better environment so your at your strongest to give to all those children!

Miss you like crazy but these messages seem like your so close to us!

Keep your chin up and big jupeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! XXXXXXX

Manni Kaur Dulai said...

hey thanks hunni

its a little crazy!!!!

all good nevertheless on my way to shoppin.. the girls here have never brought an item of clothing of their choice... they have always been given what to wear...so me and another girl will buy new clothes... gonna be so cool!!!

love u all and miss u so much...

will be in touch

Parvati said...

Guru Fateh Manni ji:
I am Parvati from Enid, Oklahoma in the USA. I was in Amritsar at the end of May of this year, and was taken to visit Pingalwara with the sister of a friend of mine who lives in Amritsar. She is Dr. Purnima Singh.
My dream is to return to Pingalwara. It is in my heart andmind, and I cannot forget it. I am happy and proud for you. Be strong! The kids need you. I will follow your blog and will always be cheering for you!
(I also would like to be able to visit the Golden Temple every day as well! :)
Lots of love to you and to the kids,
Parvati Covarrubias
Enid, Oklahoma, USA

Gurwinder said...

You are one amazing women to do what you do. Get well and speak soon

Anne Shalom said...

Hi there, you are doing so well, it will take time to adapt but there are so many positive messages in your posts. These children recognise love and goodness and they will see these human values within your heart. With love Anne xx

Amit said...

Manni !

When do we get to see pictures? Will you post them to your blog?

I'm excited to see all the little kiddies running around you, and the girls you've taken shopping...

I wonder ... is there an FDNY there?

Manni Kaur Dulai said...

My heartfelt thanks for your messages of encouragement and love!

God is the amazing one and my dad is the inspiration ....so 110% credit and praise to them

I am just their daughter trying to serve as best as i can...