From Auntie Rachel
May 9, 2011
Auntie Rachel is another one of the wonderful traveling staff for His Little Feet. In this entry she shares about one of the team’s fondest memories of the 2010-2011 tour.
A Day at the Hahns’
As the sun shines brightly and the warm breeze blows, it feels like summer has finally arrived in Lincoln, Nebraska. The whole team loves coming to stay with Uncle Dick and Auntie Jane, Uncle Mikey’s parents. It is a time of rest even though we have several concerts in the area over the weekend. Auntie Jane’s hospitable heart quickly makes everyone as comfortable as if they were in their own home.
On a typical afternoon, the girls are most likely in the basement braiding each other’s hair while the boys are lined up on the basketball court engaged in a lively game of Knockout. But there is a special activity that everyone is looking forward to today. After lunch, Auntie Jane is giving bread-baking lessons to the girls and revealing some of her time-tested secrets for banana bread, which is a favorite with all.
The boys also had a special time with Uncle Dick recently. He is a collector of watches, and the boys enjoyed an outing with him to Target where they each were able to pick out a new watch.
The most memorable moments at Uncle Dick and Auntie Jane’s home are the sweet, one-on-one times with the children that we as a staff begin to cherish more and more as the end approaches. As I am finishing up writing this blog entry, 10-year-old Falencia came to sit next to me and with her sweet smile asks me to wish everyone a “Happy Mother’s Day!”
“But let all those that put their trust in you rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them; let them also that love your name be joyful in you.”