Saturday, June 28, 2008
(photos from camp last summer)
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Imagine having a bridal party of about 8 couples and having them dance down the isle like this. This video is from a wedding we went to in February. We heard the song that is playing at least 5 times in a row by the time everyone made it down to the front.
BTW-it's totally acceptable to take photos/videos during the wedding....especially during the bride and groom's first kiss as husband and wife. At that point it is totally acceptable to run up and crowd around them with cameras and cellphones to take their picture.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
The first time I was pulled over was when I was driving through Hopkins a couple of years ago....a small town where you can only go 25mph on the main road. I had some of the staff from Camp Beechpoint (where I worked for 3 Summers) in my car and was warned to not go past 30mph or I would get pulled over. Well...on the way home I went 32mph. Thankfully, since it was my first time I didn't get a ticket.
Dancing in the park
The second time was on Saturday night. Ironically, I had a car full of Beechpoint Staff with me and we were heading to Nurse Karla's house (Karla visited me in Haiti!). As I pulled onto Karla's street and started to park I saw flashing lights behind me. CRAP!
Nikki and me
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Please pray that I get all of my photos and everything off of the computer even if it can't be fixed. I can't tell you how devastated I would be to lose nine months of Haiti photos!!!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Jeffy jumping into the pool
on the way to Jacmel
Erez, Clemita, and Estacey (holding Jean-Wayford)...these are 3 of our workers
Debi and I (and Annie in the sling!) at the Baptist Mission
I go through my Haiti pictures all of the time looking for ones I want to print off and just reminiscing about my days there and I am always finding ones that I never posted. There may be quite a few random posts like this coming.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
- watching movies with the girls every night and them begging me to make popcorn (it usually didn't take much to persuade me!)
- teaching Angelo how to play peek-a-boo
- taking care of Annie and Olivia
- eating dinner at Lynch's
- waking up to the girls singing....loudly (to be honest, I didn't always enjoy this at 6am...)
- Jeffry running into my arms with a big hug and kiss
- talking with Beth
- holding Yvie while she slept during church
- holding all of the new babies in the women's program and seeing all of the new moms so proud of their little ones
- being busy....24/7.....whether I wanted to be or not
- going to the beach!!!
- Ashley and Nyomie hugging my legs and saying, "I luv ou"
- and Yvie saying, "I lub ou, Jekika" (I actually have video footage of this if I can ever get it to upload!)
- laughing with the nannies
- talking with Brittany before church every Sunday morning
- watching Clernise literally jump into Sheila's arms for a hug when Sheila pays her for the purses she made
Life was never dull in Haiti, that is for sure. I don't suggest planning for things more than a few days in advance because there is a good chance something will come up before that. Haiti is emotional and stressful and hard. But also amazing. The stress of the day could be erased by getting a hug from one of the kids or watching one of the women walk in with the newest purse they created...one that is different from all of the others and made them think outside their box.
Heartline is doing some amazing things in Haiti! I was blessed to be a part of it.