September 9th was the birthday of our founder, Didi Ananda Devamala. It was very nice to see that old children came back to visit – they even brought some gifts. The biggest surprise was in the evening time; the children took Didi away from the Meditation room and brought her back for a surprise. When she had returned she found room decorated beautifully with balloons and candles artistically set us around the pillars. The setting was beautiful and charming.
At the end of meditation, children surprised DiDi again by singing a Happy Birthday song from her town in Italy, in English and in Thai.
This was followed by the presentation of a video they prepared of the children singing other songs in different settings to show how often they think of DiDi.