This will be a quickie. My computer at home is down and I am at the library WITH MY LITTLE BOY!
Late in the evening of my last post, I recieved several frantic phone calls. I did not hear any of them because I was in bed with the girls and knocked out like a light. Finally my older son came to the door and said "somebody must be trying to get ahold of you"...it was 10pm.
It was a messege from the orphanage director...Stevenson was on the plane!!! Getting ready to land in Miami!!! Wait...What???
The next morning I loaded up the girls and drove to Orlando, stayed with a friend. The day after that Ava and I droved to Miami, picked him up at the children's home and drove back to Orlando. The day after that we drove home.
He was so scared when he came into that room at the children's home. Totally shell shocked. It was great that I had Ava with me. She started playing with him and he came out of that in about 15 minutes. He has been doing pretty well at home. He is very funny. He calls Lucas 'ti gason' (little boy)...he calls the girls 'ti fi' and sometimes 'madame'. He calls me madame, sometimes mama blan. His heart has alot of healing to do, and I don't really think he knows what is going on. He misses his first mama alot, I can tell. So we have alot of work ahead of us.
I will post more with pictures, when I get my computer going again, but I just wanted everyone to know we are home and doing fine!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Haiti from Compass Church on Vimeo.
He got some his facts wrong, as he was told the story second hand, (ie I'm not a school teacher, but my salary is equivalent to that! And Elle would die if she knew he called her Ellie, lol) but the result was that we reached our entire goal in one week! It was amazing!
Our church rocks but it's not huge. It's not rich. Right now it's running 12% unemployment. But they met the need, and it totally overwhelms me. They blew their own selves away with what they did. Grown men and women were crying. I did not cry. I might cry when it's all over, but right now there is still too much work to do. But God does not surprise me anymore by what He does when it comes to Haiti.
The majority of the money goes to Marie. Some of it will go towards adoption fees on the US side.
Truely a miracle.
Posted by Marta at 2:42 PM