I journal a great deal, especially when I am in Haiti. But I've never really shared any of that publicly. But I think today is a good day to share a little bit of what I wrote back in 2013.
You see, today, April 12, 2016, is a day that brought all of this full circle. A day when I can look back and see how God was working everything together for good.
Without that difficult week, I would never have met Tyler. We would never have become friends. And I'd have one less person in my life who gets me, gets my love for Haiti . . . and loves Haiti just as much . . . if not more! Tyler knows how hard that week was for me because he was right there to listen to me cry. We didn't know each other before, but we became friends and have kept in touch ever since. And I'm so thankful for that!
Without that difficult week, I would never have met the children we now consider part of our Haiti Awake family . . . children we feel tremendous responsibility for . . . children we know by name and love with our whole hearts.
Without that difficult week, I probably wouldn't speak nor understand Creole as well as I do because a little over a year ago, Tyler introduced me to Gloria Board who became my Creole teacher, as well as a mentor. I love Gloria, and I am so thankful that God providentially put her in my life to help me learn and grow and understand more.
Today I got a series of photos from Polo. He was at our orphanage . . . and Tyler was visiting with some of his friends from Children's Lifeline. And I was so struck by the goodness of God in bringing all of the circumstances of the last three years together.
Partnerships in Haiti are so important. Those of us who love Haiti need each other. We can't do this alone.
Three years ago I had no idea where we would be today. No idea. But God did.