Monday, July 30, 2007

My baby!

Well, as most of you know my baby, Jordyn, raised the money to go on her trip to Haiti. She worked hard and not only raised the money for her flight, which was all we asked for, but she raised enough money to cover almost her entire trip. I was so thrilled that she was able to experience God's provision in that way.

She was AMAZING!! She never one time complained of the conditions. She ate the food she liked, never complaining of the stuff she didn't. She didn't one time tell me she was hot, not one word was negative!

I told her before we arrived that anytime we were at the O, she could do what she wanted. If she wanted to play in the nursery that was fine, if she wanted to play downstairs, fine. I wanted her to know she didn't have to stay with me, that she was free to do what she wanted, and that is what she did. However, if I couldn't find her I pretty well knew where to look. I almost always found her in the nursery. I think it was her favorite place. In fact, one day it was time for us to head back to St. Joe's and I was looking for Jordyn. Everyone else was downstairs ready to go, so I went to the nursery and sure enough the nannies pointed to the middle of the room where I found her sitting, playing with all the little ones.

She was an awesome big sister!! She helped me soooooo much. At meals she would beat me down to the kitchen and fix her 3 siblings plates before she fixed her own. If they needed anything she wanted to get it for them. I kept telling her she didn't have to do all that. I wanted her to enjoy her trip, but that is what she continued to choose to do. She played with them, loved them, held them and slept with them. They are so blessed to have her.

One more thing I want to share, Jordyn has her favorite as people usually do at the O, but what impressed me about her though, was her favorite is not the cutest, healthiest, most desirable. She even at one time said to me, "Mom, some of the other kids didn't want to hold him because he looks different, but Mom, he's my favorite." I'll let her share about him on her blog, but I did want to share that because I saw her heart of love and compassion in such a great way!

Jordy, I am so proud of you. I knew you would love Haiti, but I didn't know you would love it like your Mommy does. I saw in you what people have told me, "You are so happy here. You literally glow." Now I don't know that I glow, I think it's the sweat shining in the pictures, but you Jordyn, you glow! God's love was pouring out of you and I want you to know how very proud I am of you. I love you baby doll!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Just a blur.....

This last trip was so busy for me it feels like just a blur. There was so much work to be done and meetings to attend that I felt like my babies and my husband had to miss out. I think every time I walked past Mia she said, "W'ap travay, Manman?" "Wi, Mia, M'ap travay." (You working, Mama? Yes, Mia, I'm working.) I am so accustomed to being a full time wife and mother that I found I don't handle it well if that is not my main focus. Lord, thank You for allowing me to be a stay at home mom. I wouldn't change it for the world. Having said that though we did get a ton of things accomplished and the group did a fabulous job getting the jobs done.

As you know Jeremy and Jordyn were on this trip with me. Upon our arrival, he and Jordyn were out of the van and trying to wait for me(again working), but Mia saw them and came running. I heard, "Papa!!" and when I looked up Mia was running to him and jumped up in his arms. She was followed by Noah who ran to Jordyn. Last but not least Hope joined the crew and we were together at last. I don't have any pictures of this moment unfortunately. Hindsight, I should have asked someone to catch it for me. Oh well, hindsight is always 20/20, huh?

I did want to post some pictures though of our our times spent together. A family almost complete.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Well, we are back and we had a great visit with the kids. We were able to meet Mia & Hope's Mom and two brothers. I had seen their mom before but we had never been able to talk as Mother to Mother. She is an amazing woman! She wants the girls to have a good life. We were able to talk a little bit and she said she was really hoping the girls would be able to go home before she delivered her baby. She has no idea how much we would love that too! I told Jean Nathan that he had a lot of work to do. :)

She told me the girls were happy with me and loved me. I told her we are all family and the girls would always know who she is and how much she loves them. I am so happy to have this picture for them. I believe it will mean a lot to them. So without further ado I would like you to meet more members of our family....

Friday, July 06, 2007

M'ap vini pitit mwen!!

It's getting so close, but sometimes feels so far. One week from right now I will be in a Hotel in Miami, anxiously waiting for our 10:25am flight the next morning. Thank you Lord for providing yet another opportunity to be with my children as well as serve in a country that you have so deeply placed in my heart! I'm coming my children!!