Since Sister Lucy’s visit to Bellingham, there have been some happy developments. As a result of the goodwill spread by Sister Lucy, the word spread by Friends of Maher and the music and dance of the kirtan, Bellinghamsters and Whatcommites have been inspired to donate nearly three thousand dollars to Maher’s continued efforts. Far beyond Bellingham, Sister Lucy has been recognized by the Global Women’s Summit, a world wide American organisation working for the women’s cause, which has bestowed upon her the 2011 Leadership Award seen above. And perhaps happiest of all, Sister Lucy arrived safe and sound back at home. Below, a note about her arrival from Hina at Maher and two photos:

Dear All

This is to convey you the happy news that Sr Lucy is back with us with her inimitable hearty laugh with her heart full of love for every one of us. How much every child, woman and worker here at Maher missed her the two months she was away from them ! They could hardly wait to see her back among them to keep them going in life enthusiastically with their ever cherished dreams for Maher. With Sr Lucy around, for everyone at Maher, every new day opens with new dreams, aspirations, plans, and tons of energy to achieve them.

Maher workers gave a very warm welcome to Sr Lucy at the Mumbai airport as also at Pune the following morning. They represented every Maher center expressing their sentiments through greeting cards, placards, flowers and garlands. With a grand breakfast and Sr Lucy around after a long gap, the morning became a great home coming for all of them.

I along with whole of Maher family thank each and every one of you for making her feel so much loved and cared for. We feel she deserves the best in the world and the best for her is Maher and its people. Sr Lucy had so much to share with us about Maher’s special friends she met abroad. She had carried back with her a tiny gift for each and every one of us. This gesture was appreciated by all the staff, women and children at every center.

One of these days, Sr Lucy would definitely like to interact with you on her travel abroad.

With Lots of Love
Hira & Maher Family