Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Hours Go Slow But The Days Go Fast

Today (Thursday) Amy had to be at the airport by 9am for her flight so we decided to make it an outing for everyone. I decided to bring the girls up the mountain for lunch, ice cream and a bit of shopping. We also brought one of our little babies to see the doctor. “Gwo Mama” has not been well for several months with vomiting, diarrhea and fevers. She has not gained weight for several weeks.

After arriving at the Baptist Mission Hospital we tried to get Gwo Mama seen by a doctor but it soon became obvious that none were available. Since her condition was not critical at the moment we had our lunch and ice cream and the girls went shopping for their souvenirs. It was nice for me to see all of the street vendors that I have come to know and catch up with them. of course I couldn’t get out of there without a few treats of my own. Kerdjerns is now the proud owner of an authentic, hand painted, Bob Marley picture!

We also visited a small museum all about the history of Haiti. I’ve been there many times but I always enjoy it! The girls had a great time too!dscf2463 dscf2466  dscf2471 dscf2475dscf2472  dscf2474 dscf2476 

After leaving th e mission we decided to try stopping at another mission in the area to see if they could help us with the baby. We arrived and the administrator said they could admit her for a few weeks to run tests and try and figure out why she was so sick. Sadly, we all said goodbye to Gwo Mama and left her in their capable hands. We will sure miss her sweet smiles and giggles  every day!

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On our way back down the mountain we stopped at a local spot that overlooks the entire port area and west coast of Haiti. It was a beautiful view and a great ending to a wonderful day!

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As we set off on our 2 hour drive to Leogane the clouds began rolling in and big, fat drops began falling from the sky. With more than an hour left in our trip the heavens opened and we were soaked. Although shivering and miserable, Josie, Elizabeth and I couldn’t help but be totally in awe of the country we were passing, the country we had been called to love. We soaked it all in and when we arrived home, exhausted and chilled we couldn’t help but praise Him for the fact that we arrived to hugs and kisses from children we had learned to love and a dry, warm bed to collapse in.

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