Beautiful girls

I’m home! Spent yesterday holding my babies (mostly the 19 month old and 3 year old, though my 6 and 9 year old wanted a bit of holding time as well). They did so well while I was gone (I guess their little worlds don’t revolve around just me, who knew?). I think Daddy enjoyed all the needy attention while I was gone. They are a bit clingy today and insist on going everywhere with me (even on the smallest errand).

I am having a bit of culture shock after being in Haiti for 10 days. Too much of everything here. There is atually water that comes out of the tap when I turn it on, and guess what? It’s drinkable! A grocery store? And the shelves have food on them! Mind boggling….

I’m downloading photo’s and should have them up by Saturday. Will also try to fill in my blog with missing days and unfinished stories. Came home to a sick 19 month old who wants held constantly, so it may take a few days. 🙂

We started a 501c3 today called Mama Baby International, with the current business called Mama Baby Haiti. Fernando is working on the website today. There is a sense of urgency to get the birth center in Haiti up and running. Our goal date for opening is May 1st. The name of the birth center in Hinche will be Maternite Fanm Saj.

I miss Haiti and look forward to going back. Fernando and I plan on taking all the children for the month of December so we can spend Christmas away from all the commercialism and help the children focus on others. Patricia plans to take her family for a month as well, hopefully this summer. If at all possible, I encourage everyone to go and spend some time in service there. It will move you.

My trip to Haiti is one of the most life changing, memorable, beautiful things I have done.

A child in Joseph's village