i'm sure you've seen enough of the devastation photo's of haiti, so i thought i'd capture what's left of its natural beauty.
i'll be returning in a few days. i'm praying and expecting a medical visa AND good news of my adorable little one's coming home with me!! please pray specifically with me that she'll return home fast and safe. it would be incredible if she could fly home with me. i can't wait to see her cute little face and hear her laughter!!
Friday, October 24, 2008
i have been quiet and scant i know. i just returned from haiti a few days ago. a very long and emotional story short dieunika is going to officially be our little girl!!! these beautiful people who reallllllly love her are doing an amazingly selfless thing by allowing their beloved daughter the freedom out of haiti.
as you know if you've been reading she has medical issues and her papa explained they did all they could to take care of her and she almost died. they did the absolute best they could and without them she wouldn't have gotten this far. she is much better now after the surgeries although she does still have a few medical issues. the father before he left put my hand in his and then his daughters and said "she is in your hands now". i choked back tears as we walked them out of the village. i told them i would never let her forget them and i won't. i can't imagine the sacrifice, my heart cries for them.
unfortunately we had to leave her in my friends orphanage until we can get her medical visa. my mind can not rest, nor my heart not ache. i know she is safe in my friends village. you can get a quick peek of it here.
she is having a hard time being in the village though. she won't really let anyone take care of her. although last i knew she did bond with one of the ladies in the village. i am going back in a week or so. it feels like forever. i miss her laughter!
all of this is a "suddenly". we weren't prepared for this SO we now have alot of fundraising to do!!!!