Finally, we have set up a blog! It’s only taken us about 4 months but here it is. Now where to start? So many things have happened that there is no way to go back and recapture all the events, but we’ll try to write some things from our first few months here every now and then.
So I was trying to figure out what to write about first. Of course there is always discussing all the damage from the earthquake, people in tents everywhere, staggering needs, overwhelming feelings and emotions, wondering how we can make a difference etc. but I won’t, at least not at this moment. That will come later.
We just got back from our first week long break since we moved here in June. It was glorious being able to drive on a regular road, eat at Taco Bell as soon as we landed, and relax with family. Anyway, the week went by way too quick and I was having mixed emotions as we packed up to return. Even though it was such a blessing to take a break, it seemed like half the time we were thinking about Haiti and all that we needed to do when we got back. But at the same time, once it was time to leave I suddenly wasn’t sure that I was ready to come back. It seemed daunting and overwhelming. I wasn’t sure that I really wanted to come back. So during the whole flight over I was just a bit unsure of everything, that is until we landed.
As soon as those wheels touched the ground, my anxiety vanished. I was ready to be back even though we don’t have all the answers to solve 1/8th of the problems. I was genuinely excited to see our trusty driver, Richard, meet us at the airport. When we drove up to the hospital I was surprised that I was relieved to be back and semi-ready for the commotion and hub-bub as soon as we opened the car door. But what was even more surprising to me was when I walked up those hospital stairs, into our hospital room makeshift house, for some ODD reason it just felt right. I was home and I knew that this is where we are supposed to be right now!
God certainly does have a plan and even though we don’t always know what we are doing or why we may be here, He does and He has helped us this far and I know He will continue to lead in the future.