Monday, April 6, 2009

SUNSET

We are filled up, wide-eyed, moved, exhausted - all at the same time, upon finally making it home from Haiti today. We spent several hours at the airport in Port-au-prince yesterday, waiting to get on a very delayed flight that caused us to miss our connection out of Miami, spent the night there, then got up at the crack of dawn (no roosters crowing to wake us up like we experienced each morning at 2 a.m. in Haiti!), to get to Dallas, then finally in to Denver this afternoon. We will sleep well tonight. There is much to tell, but not tonight. In addition to our weariness, I am also still processing everything and everyone we saw and experienced face to face. Oh my, I will never forget all I saw, and now look forward to another trip to see our Haitian sisters, brothers, friends, someday down the road.

Sad news we recieved while in country - the news of dad's brother passing suddenly - shocking and difficult to imagine how his family is now trying to make sense of it all. It was something, hearing the news while being immersed in the story of the poverty and struggles that the country of Haiti is dealing with. The sun set that night on the hills outside of Jacmel, just the same way it sets over Nebraska, and everywhere - we are all connected around the world, we are all reminded that life is always changing, we are called to remember those who go before us, and we are called to honor those people in love by our truth and action - how we choose to live, what we choose to live for. (1 John 3:18) Haiti reminded me of this.

Mmmmm...so much to process - I promise to share more in the upcoming days. Promise.

Lastly, it seems that Document #2 in the adoption paperchase seems to be a bit elusive as well. The in country team was unable to get a hold of it this last Friday, so we are hoping for better luck this coming Friday. I will update again at the end of the week on the status.

love you,
smj out - to sleep.

2 comments:

J, A and T said...

So sorry to hear that news as well. We, as always, are praying for you guys! Much love to you!

Natalie Fournet said...

Praying right now for you guys!

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