Sunday, October 31, 2010

You Make Me Smile

You're better then the best
I'm lucky just to linger in your light
Cooler than the flip side of my pillow, that's right100_0185
Completely unaware
Nothing can compare to where
You send me, lets me know that it's okay
Yeah, it's okay

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You make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed
Sing like bird, dizzy in my head
Spin like a record, crazy on a Sunday nightDSCF1188
You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Oh, you make me smile

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Even when you're gone,
Somehow you come along just like
A flower pokin' through the sidewalk crack
And just like that

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You steal away the rain, and just like thatSherley October 2010
You make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed
Sing like bird, dizzy in my head
Spin like a record, crazy on a Sunday nightP1020934
You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wildP1030106
Oh, you make me smile

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Don't know how I lived without you
'Cause every time that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes

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You make me smile

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You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild 100_0156

You make me smile like the sun, fall out of bed
Sing like bird, dizzy in my head
Spin like a record, crazy on a Sunday night
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You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
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Oh, you make me smile

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Winter for a week

I LOVE winter. I come from a snow loving, first powder day is grounds for missing school/work, skiing family.

However, Haiti has changed my blood type a little and I don’t handle the cold quite like I used to.

That’s why I was thrilled beyond belief to wake up to the winter wonderland before me this morning…and to know that in one week I’ll be back in the Caribbean, with only the memories of the bone chilling cold that it brought!

I love winter, for a day or 2.

This little Haitian though, has fallen into the right family. This morning he woke up, looked out the window and said “Oh wow, Daddy, skiing”! :) 100_0338

Love this kid!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tèt Kale Bobis

Just before I left last week all the little boys got haircuts. Don’t they look handsome?
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And, just for the record, Garbens, who got to keep his hair because it’s just so darn adorable!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gone

On Thursday I left Haiti on a scheduled 2 week leave. It didn’t feel right. I know I need the break but I don’t think I need it more than they need me to be there.

Beanka is still in the hospital, she is still really sick and she will probably still die. But I am not there for when she does.

On Wednesday, 5 other children were sick enough that they needed to be constantly monitored in my room. When I put them to bed that night I knew there was a chance that they would need me to take care of them this week, and I will not be there.

And then on Friday morning I woke up to the news that we have been dreading. Cholera had hit. And I wasn’t there…

The idea of returning to The States is great on those days when Haiti gets really hard but actually leaving really sucks. There are moments when I cling to the date where I will get a break but no hot shower, full meal or comfortable bed can replace the goodnight kisses, sweet baby faces and pure joy that I have when I am at home.

To be honest, I would jump on a plane tomorrow and go back to them if I were given the chance. 2 days down and only 13 to go. I really miss them!

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