STANDING on the hill of Dilkusha Home every day, staring at nature's view and breathing the cool breeze of the Rewa River, a child often ponders on what tomorrow has in store.
This was the daily routine for Mark Haskett during his early life. Now an Australian national blind cricket rep, Haskett returned to his humble beginning in Nausori after more than two decades.
With new developments at the home, Haskett was overwhelmed to meet his old friends.
He was very emotional as he climbed the steps, making his way to meet Deaconess Siteri Ledua who greeted him and welcomed him home after 25 years.
Haskett, who was born with poor vision, left Dilkusha Home at the age of six and pursued his career to be a cricket player.
Despite his visual disabilities, the 31-year-old went through several surgeries and now plays in the B2 blind cricket category. And as captain of the South Australian blind cricket team, Haskett plans to introduce his brothers at Dilkusha.
"I am so happy to be back home, it's overwhelming," an emotional Haskett said.
"This is my home and this is where everything began.
"It has been long and it is good to see some of my old friends again.
"I will never forget this place, this is where I was brought up when I was little and I thank everyone here in Dilkusha for giving their time to look after us.
"I want to teach sports to these kids and most probably cricket. I want to take them all to Australia," he said.
Deaconess Ledua said they were proud of Haskett's achievements.
"Welcome home my son," she said while greeting Haskett.
"This is your home, you're one of us."
Haskett's 14-year cricket career, includes being named in four All-Australian teams, winning B2 Player of the Tournament in the 2011/12 Australian Championships, represented Australia at two Blind Cricket World Cups.
He was part of the team that brought home The Ashes urn in 2012.
However, one moment Mark says he will never forget is receiving his Baggy Green cap on debut against New Zealand at Bankstown in Sydney in 2006.