Haiti | Day 8 | 08.24.10

August 31, 2010
Welp. I'm home. And very sad. Yes I'm happy to have seen my family! They were so sweet and surprised me at the airport in Columbus, so that was good! I just was not ready to come back yet! We left bright and early this morning and we were going to go see the Palace but traffic was too bad so we had to turn around!

Everything went smoothly through customs so that was good! When we were leaving Miami to fly to Columbus we were sitting on the plane waiting for all of the luggage to be loaded. All of a sudden the truck starts pulling away and Ricky says that they left his bag on the truck! Sure enough, there was one bag left on the truck and we watched it drive away to who knows where! He went up to the front of the plane and told the flight attendant that she needed to get that bag back on the plane! We sat and waited for ever because it had to go back through all the security measures! They gave everyone on the plane complimentary alcoholic beverages and snacks because of it which was pretty funny! But the bag made it on the plane and we all got home with our luggage!

I don't have much to say right now other than I'm so thankful I got to experience everything I did and I cannot wait until I get to go back!
(We are hopefully going back in January to rebuild the pastors house, which we were showering in because it had been destroyed in the earthquake.)

*A few days after I got home I got a message from Jennifer, the woman in the other group. She said she felt like she left her heart in Prosper. That pretty much sums up how I feel. I left my heart in Haiti. Its nice being home with all the "luxuries" we have but I miss all of the people and am kind of having a hard time getting back into the swing of things! I feel like I have a million people I need to call back and lots of people want to hear about my trip. To be honest, its kind of disappointing to tell people. Nothing I say or any picture I show will ever get my point across. I appreciate that people want to hear my story but at the same time, I feel like they don't quite get it. & that's OK I don't know how you really could unless you saw it with your own eyes. We'll be sharing about our trip in a few weeks in church and I need to figure out what I'm going to say. The problem isn't that I don't have anything to say, its that I have too much to say! I don't know how I'm going to choose which stories to share!

Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Haiti | Day 7 | 08.23.10

Today we went to the orphanage and on the way we dropped the other group off at the airport. I'm so sad they left, I've enjoyed getting to know all of them so much! The orphanage actually is just this lady, Marie who has taken a bunch of handicap children into her home. One day she went to the hospital in Port au Prince and she saw a little girl named Sophia. This little girl was left there because she was blind and her family didn't know how/couldn't afford/didn't want to take care of her. When Marie saw her in the hospital, Sophia was in a cage. Yeah, I said CAGE. They left her in there and fed her when they got around to it but pretty much they were leaving her for dead. All because she was blind and didn't know how to properly take care of her. Thank goodness someone like Marie saw her and has given her a home. She now has other problems than just being blind because she did not develop properly mentally. Just shocking. I don't even know what else to say.

We were painting the upstairs where the children's rooms are. During the earthquake a wall collapsed in on some of the children. The wall has been replaced but there was still rubble and dust everywhere! I mean everywhere. We swept multiple times AND mopped and there was still dust on the floor when we left! Crazy!

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The room before.

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The room after.
Still so much dust! We swept & mopped and its still not all gone!

Today was one of the hardest to get through physically and mentally. I'm not sure if it's just the long week catching up to me but I was so tired and my body started to ache. I didn't get to spend much time with the children, which I think was probably a good thing. Marie gave Pastor Steve and I a tour of the house and afterward I had to go off by myself. I just couldn't hold back the tears. I know, imagine that, I cried. But it got Pastor Steve too. He went off by himself for quite sometime too! Its just so heartbreaking to see these kids who have special needs and its also so amazing that a woman like Marie has given up her life, her money, her everything to care for these children. I was in the other room crying and Jon (Ricky's son) came in and put his hand on my shoulder. He is so sweet and so mature for a 16 almost 17 year old kid. I've really enjoyed getting to know him and thankful for his thoughtfulness! He got me back on track and I was ready to work again!

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The children opening up their gifts from Phil's church!
(He came with our group and is a friend of Pastor Steve's. He's awesome!)

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The group with Marie and the kiddos!

After the work was done it was nice to go down and play with the kids. I have to admit that it took a lot for me. I don't know why but I feel a little uncomfortable around people with special needs. I think it takes a special kind of person to take care of them and thank GOD there are people out there, like Marie who are willing to do so. Because they are God's children and need love just like the rest of us. I sat down on the ground to play with the kids and right across from me there were a row of toilets and children were on them going to the bathroom. There were hundreds of flies everywhere. The kids smelled, but I smelled too so I was able to get past that. I just loved on them and smiled and kissed them as much as I could while I was there. One little boy who was sitting beside me kept licking my arm. Not too sure why, I know it couldn't have tasted like anything but salt! haha I was so sweaty and gross but he didn't seem to mind! We gave the kids bags filled with toys, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Phil's church had put them together for us to give to the children! I was sad Phil wasn't there with us to hand them out! (He had to leave the day before with the other group because he teaches classes at Morehead and they were beginning the day we went to the orphanage).

After the orphanage, Art drove us around the city so we could see more of it. No words or pictures will ever do justice to what I saw. The devastation is just incredible. There are piles and piles of rubble from the earthquake. We rode on top of the bus. There was such a good view up there and it was so fun to wave at all the people. I felt like I was in the homecoming parade again. haha I think I got married off a few times. They love the blonde hair down here!

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Really great picture of the two of them, but this is on top of the bus!

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You can see the ocean over there! We were so close & yet so far away! haha

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All over the city there are these places that they call "tent cities". This is where people who were left homeless after the earthquake live. There are thousands of tents all over and its hard to believe that the tent cities will ever become non existent. Some of them are actual tents, while others are just a bunch of branches propping up a tarp. They have absolutely no space and no privacy. Its just so terrible.

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I'm so sad to leave tomorrow. It's weird but, I haven't thought of home much at all. I have had such a good time here, as sad as it has been at times. The people of Haiti have changed me I have to say! I knew this would be an experience, I just had no idea how great of one it would be! Thank you Jesus for this wonderful blessing! :)

Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Haiti | Day 6 | 08.22.10

August 30, 2010
It's Sunday and we're back at the Veterinary Training Clinic. It was so hard to leave Prosper and the people there. We woke up with the sun, just like every other day. We packed up all of our things and loaded up the machina (the bus, haha). Then it was time for church. I wasn't sure what to expect being that it was a Haitian church and they speak creole. It was so amazing though. I didn't understand everything that was said but I knew they were praising God and you could see their love for him. If I didn't know God was everywhere before, I sure know now. It's just crazy to think that while I'm back in Germantown, Ohio going to church they are here in Prosper doing the exact same thing.

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The women singing for us in church. Beautiful!

When they pray they pray out loud. It was pretty awesome to just listen to them all lift their prayers up to God. All of their prayer requests sounding off at once. Again, wow - God is EVERYWHERE! & he listens to all of our prayers. How is that possible? Pastor Steve preached while Woody translated. He actually did better than I expected considering he found out he was preaching about 10 minutes before church began! The main thing I got out of the message was that God does not wish for or let bad things happen to us. It was not God's will for the earthquake to hit the people of Haiti. It also wasn't God's will for Jamie to be killed in a car accident. It's always hard to understand why got let's terrible things happen to us but its comforting to know that he is sad too when things like that happen. We sang for the church as well. We sang this song:

We bring the sacrifice of praise into the House of the Lord.
We bring the sacrifice of praise into the House of the Lord.
And we offer up to you, the sacrifices of Thanksgiving
And we offer up to you, the sacrifices of Love.

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Wenchi was laying his head on my shoulder and someone was trying to get him to look up at the camera and he began to whine. Still a cute picture though! Look at that bow tie!

After church we went outside to say goodbye. :( Wenchi was crying and his sister kept waving me over because he never cried in my arms. I knew we were leaving so I didn't want to go over to them because I knew the second I had to put Wenchi down he would start crying and I didn't want to do that to him. She ended up putting Wenchi down and he looked at me and began slowly walking over to me, in his little bow tie. He got to me, looked up with his big, brown eyes, and reached for me to pick him up. I am not kidding when I say I think my heart melted. I picked him up and all just seemed right. I only got to hold him a few minutes before it was time to go. I found his sister and handed him back. Wenchi and I both began to cry. I can't help but feel guilty because I feel like I spoiled him a little bit. I know he won't get the affection I gave him after I'm gone. He will be loved and taken care of, but I just hope I did more good than harm. I also worry about him surviving. Funny thing to worry about when you're talking about a 1 year old. You just assume they will grow big and strong. The truth is that 50% of children in Haiti die before the age of 5. As quickly as that thought came to mind, I have to push it away. Wenchi will make it and I know I'm going to see him again someday! I just hope its before heaven! I don't know if I can wait that long!

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Leaving the village of Prosper :(

Once we got back into Port au Prince a bunch of us decided to take a walk. We wanted to go to a little market or something to buy souvenirs and stuff! It was so hot, but what else is new? We walked and walked like a mile but never got to a market! haha We got to see lots of stuff but not a market! We decided to turn around before we got too far away from the Veterinary Training Clinic. On the way back we found a place that sold Coke! That's right, Coca Cola! They were in bottles and I'm pretty sure it was the best tasting Coke I have ever had in my life!! I chugged that sucker!

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Tonight for our devotion, Art had us each go around and say what the main lesson we have learned and how God has worked in our lives. I actually had two things I wanted to share. First, I explained that ever since Jamie passed away I've struggled with the idea of prayer. I know it must be a powerful thing for so many people to pray so obediently and I know that the Bible tells us to pray without ceasing, but I've always kind of felt like, what is the point? I remember the day Jamie passed away like it was yesterday. I have never prayed for something or someone so hard in my life, but in the end it didn't matter. God took her home to him anyway. If he already knows everything that is going to happen and already knows what I'm thinking, again, what is the point in praying? This trip just opened my eyes and made me realize that it is an important part in my walk with Jesus and I need to pray more and give my problems up to him. The second thing this trip has taught me was to be thankful and joyful no matter what the circumstances are. Many of these people have nothing but God and yet they are joyful. They do not let their circumstances affect that and its something I am extremely guilty of. I want people to know I'm different because of God and I don't need my infamous attitude getting in the way of that. I'm sure this will be a struggle for me and I'm a work in progress just like everyone else! The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? haha Tomorrow we're going to work at an orphanage for handicap children. I'm excited and a little nervous. I've seen a lot of heartbreaking things this week, I just hope I can handle it. Ok, I take that back, I know I can handle it I just hope I don't sob like a baby!



Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Hait | Day 5 | 08.21.10

August 27, 2010
Wow! This week has been awesome. So much fun and such a blessing. Today was our day of rest. We didn't work on any houses. I guess the Haitians typically don't work on the weekends and so they honor that. Surprisingly it seemed to be one of the longest and hottest days of the week. Nana (the cook) braided my hair today. Not such a good look for me.
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Ah! I still can't believe I did this!!
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Before I left I kept saying "Ah I hope they don't all want to braid my hair" which of course everyday they ask if they can braid your hair just because its so different than what they're used to! And by today, I gave in! It was fun, I'm glad I did it, but I'm excited to be at the Vet Training Clinic tomorrow so I can get them OUT!

Baby Wenchi was in my arms for way over 4 hours. His cousins look after him and they were braiding hair today so they didn't go home for a really long time. Wenchi took the longest nap ever and didn't have anything to eat or drink all day. It just breaks my heart. I know they must be used to it but I just don't get it. I asked Art (the man who was in charge of the project) if that was normal for a little baby to go that long without food or water and he said yes. I know they do things differently and their bodies are different but its still hard for me to see that and we aren't allowed to give them anything ourselves because it would just cause a bunch of problems. I love that Wenchi feels so safe and content in my arms. It didn't matter how hot his body heat was making me or how tired my arms got, it doesn't get much better than that.

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Ugh, I seriously cringe when I see any of these pictures! That hair! haha

The workers from Calabass (That's a village up in the mountains but they are a bit more developed I'm guessing because Julio - who I love by the way - has internet and asked if he could be my Facebook friend! Whaaat he knows what Facebook is?) are leaving to go home today! They will be back Monday but we will already be gone! :( They are all so nice, I'm sad to see them go! On the upside, Nana is part of that group so I can start to take my braids out!

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Me, Wenchi, & Julio - He thought my braids were "beautiful" by the way! haha

Like I said, Wenchi's cousins were braiding the little one's hair today. Jesiluh is one of them. It's amazing to me how the little kids just sit there and get their hair braided. Without complaining, without whining. I loved getting to see Wenchi's fro! haha So cute!

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There is a little boy named Schoobie who is always smiling and always so happy. He was getting his braids taken out and it must have started to hurt him because tears began to roll down his cheek. It broke my heart to see. He didn't cry out loud, he didn't complain that it was hurting, he just sat there and let Jesiluh finish.

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I was out talking to a group of teenage boys. One of them had asked if he could "give me baby" earlier in the week. Let me just say that he didn't already have a baby he wanted to give me, but he wanted to give me my own baby. From him. Weirdest pick up line I've heard so far. I was asking them if they were going to church in the morning. My boyfriend said that he would go for me. When I started to ask the others if they were coming too he said, "No! Just me!" haha I thought that was funny!

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The whole group in front of the Prosper Eglise de Dieu (Prosper Church of God)

I hate that we are leaving the village tomorrow. Not everyone has a house and I just feel like I haven't done enough for these amazing people. Tonight our devotions were really awesome. It was about not letting our circumstances affect our joy. The Haitian people are so good about that and it's a lesson I'm hoping I take back home with me. Too many times I let little things that are happening around me affect the joy that I have. When I'm angry, you know it. When I'm annoyed, you know it. I need to not let my circumstances affect the joy that I have! We also got to sing for the first time since we've been here and the Haitians came in the church and began singing with us. It was amazing. I'm really looking forward to the church service in the morning! It will be cool, I can say I've been to a Haitian church! :)

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Our church group in front of one of the finished houses!

God, thank you so much for our day of rest. I think many in the group needed it. Thank you for the time I've had with Wenchi and just be with him after I leave and help him to grow big and strong physically and in you Lord. Open my eyes to the messages you have for me and please change my feelings towards prayer. I know it must be powerful for so many people to pray the way they do. I just always struggle with believing its going to make a difference. Be with me tomorrow as we leave the people of Prosper and help me to be strong! Thank you for keeping us safe. Amen.

Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Haiti | Day 4 | 08.20.10

August 26, 2010
Today was pretty hot. We still have a slight breeze every once in awhile which I'm extremely thankful for but boy is it hot! I'd say we did the most work today. We painted and sealed a couple houses and the men put roofs on the houses that were already up.


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At one of the houses a group of women began calling me over. I went over to them and they wanted me to hold their baby. He couldn't have been more than 6 months old. The woman began telling me something and the only word I could understand was "go". Woody (he's one of the Haitian workers who speaks both English & Creole) came over and asked me if I understood what she was saying. I of course didn't so he told me she was giving me her baby. They wanted me to have him and take him back with me to America. I instantly began crying. I could not hold back the tears. She was giving her child away like it was a gift. The part that got me wasn't that she was giving me her child but knowing why she was doing it. She knew that whatever life I could give him would be better than any life she could. That's what real love is all about. It just broke my heart.

Tonight (while I was in the middle of journaling) a HUGE spider was in the corner of the church on the stage where us girls were sleeping. Lemme tell you it was gross. Needless to say I'm out on the porch NOT sleeping. Randy killed the spider, or so he thought. He was walking around showing everyone the "dead" spider and it all of a sudden jumped out of his hand and started running away! Talk about freaky! haha He luckily got a hold of it and killed it, again! Hopefully I'll be able to get to sleep eventually! I'm exhausted!

Dear Lord, thank you for this day and the blessings you have given us. Please be with me tonight and help me not think about the spiders! Be with us tomorrow and please give us the emotional and physical strength we need to make it through the day. I love you so much. Help me draw closer to you! Amen.

Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Haiti | Day 3 | 08.19.10

It's been another long but amazing day. I slept on a concrete floor & actually didn't wake up sore. Thank you Jesus. We sealed and painted more houses. Played with the kids! LOVE them! It began to storm tonight during our devotions. We were under a covering but the rain was coming down so hard we all got wet. I'm getting ready to go to sleep but I have to find a new spot because the roof of the church leaks a little. Wenchi (poopy pants kid) fell asleep in my arms tonight. I swear there is nothing sweeter and more rewarding.

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A group of little boys were telling me they love me today. One started singing "I love you Baby.." haha It was so cute! I told them I love them too, which I really do. Like I've known them their whole lives. I found out today we are leaving the village on Sunday and going back to the the Veterinary Training Clinic because the other group with us is leaving on Monday & we are going to be working at an orphanage! I'm so excited! It's going to be heartbreaking I'm sure but I will just give them all the love I can while I'm with them.

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One thing the children yell out when they see us is "hey you". It's just a phrase they've picked up that they know is an English greeting but they don't really know what it means. Pastor Steve said he felt like it was Jesus calling out to him through the children, and he's right. We can see the Holy Spirit working through the eyes of little children. It's a beautiful thing and I'm so blessed I get to witness it.

There are the biggest spiders I have ever seen here. I've put on my big girl britches and not freaked out/screamed when I see a little spider (or when one is on my shirt, true story). So I'd say I'm doing pretty well! But the big ones? No. Can't handle it. There was one in the bathroom. By the way I use the term "bathroom" very loosely. We are in out houses that are not fun to use. Randy killed it for us which was great but then of course he had to bring it in and show us all. Yuck!

God, thank you for this day and the cooler temperature last night as well as the cool breezes. Let me be a light to the Haitian people and let them know that I love them. Thank you so much for this experience Lord. Amen.


Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Hait | Day 2 | 08.18.10

Wow! Today has been the longest day! I was up before the roosters because it was so hot in our room! Still thankful for the bed though! Won't have one of those the rest of the week! I found out the names of the women that are here! Jennifer is 38 and Ashlyn in 15. They're from Illinois! We came to the village of Prosper where we are building the houses. It's right by the most beautiful mountains and the people are so friendly. I of course have fallen in love with the children. I was holding this one little boy named Wenchi, and I could tell he didn't feel good. All of a sudden... my lap felt warm. The baby had peed & had diarrhea right on my lap. It was disgusting lemme tell ya but most of all I felt sorry for the boy who now had poopy pants and poop in his shoe. His cousins were all laughing and all I wanted for this poor crying (smelly) baby was to be cleaned!

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Later another baby girl named Kinda wanted me to hold her and once I picked her up she would NOT let me put her down. She ended up taking a nap. She was out cold for an hour and finally I woke her up. We started working on a house today. The structure was up and we sealed the wood. As I suspected I'm not much help in that area but I'm here for something else. These people are so happy and have so little.


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Today I met a girl named Jesiluh who is 15 and she lost her left leg in the earthquake. Eight months later and she is up walking around on her crutches. Scratch that, running around on her crutches and even jumping rope (which the kids love by the way!) I don't think I would be so joyful if I had lost my leg and I live in conditions 100x better than her. It's just something to think about. She has nothing and yet she is happy.

Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Haiti | Day 1 | 08.17.10

August 25, 2010
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[Sunrise in Port-au-Prince]

I have no clue what time it is right now but I am finally laying down. In a bed. That's off the ground. I can't even tell you how pleasantly surprised I am. It's been a long day to say the least. We left Germantown at 3:30 AM and headed for the Columbus airport. Flew to Miami, FL which was kind of cool because I've never been there and kinda not cool because we were in the airport. Once we boarded our connecting flight to Port au Prince we had to sit on the plane for like 2 hours before we took off because someone was no longer flying to Haiti. Talk about annoying. The clouds today were huge. Almost cartoon like. As we were landing in Haiti it was so neat to fly through the fluffy clouds. Once we were off the plane we headed to immigrations. Ok, wait. Hold up. I forgot a very important part about this second leg of the trip. On the plane I was seated next to Randy (Randy King, he goes to my church & was part of the group that went!) and on the other side (yuck middle seats) was a Haitian man who now lives in Montreal. He was so cute. He reminded me of Wayne Brady. He was so, so nice. I have a mini crush on him. haha Anyway, we went through immigrations and then onto get our luggage. I had this fear (and expectation) that my bags were going to be stolen and I'd be left with only my carry on. (We all made it through with all of our bags! Thank you Jesus!) It began to pour down rain and the sound of it hitting the tin roof was so loud. Because of the earthquake the regular airport building was not usable and we were outside. During this time I'm standing with our carry-ons and a luggage cart while the men go after our luggage. It was overwhelming to say the least. Overwhelming - might as well get used to that word. I have a feeling it will come up often this week. My mini crush kept making eye contact and smiling. Sounds silly but it actually gave me some comfort while everything around me was so hectic. I also forgot to mention that my mini crush thanked me for coming to Haiti to help. So sweet! The drive to our sleeping place for the night was again, overwhelming. There were so many people standing along the street and walking all over the place. Women were carrying large things on their heads. Stop signs, lanes, and speed limits are merely suggestions. It's chaos. I don't know how we didn't hit anyone! We are staying at a Veterinary Training Center. The building was supposed to be a hotel but it was never completed. Now a veterinarian missionary and his wife have a training center where they educate others about animals! For dinner we were served spaghetti and salad (which was really gross because it was cleaned with Clorox Bleach. Sanitary yes, tasty? No!) Just a few minutes ago another group came in. I'm sharing a room with a woman and a girl. They seem really nice but of course I don't remember their names. I'll find out tomorrow. Up bright and early of course. I think its around 9 PM here (10 PM at home). Time for some sleep before 5 AM hits. :(

God, please look over me and give me strength. Help me to be helpful and a blessing to all those around me. Thank you for giving me this opportunity and open my eyes to the lessons and messages you have for me. Please let mom know I'm safe and give her comfort while I'm gone. I love you so much! Amen.

Wanna hear more about my trip?
Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Bonswa!

That's French for good evening by the way! Tuesday night around midnight I got home from the most amazing experience of my life! Being in Haiti was something I'll never forget. It was challenging emotionally and physically but I'm so happy I went. I learned so much about myself and really feel like I grew as a person. I've decided I'm going to share the things I wrote in my journal here on my blog, that way those who really want to hear about my trip can & those who don't really care aren't bored with my stories! It'll also be nice to be able to reflect. I have had so many thoughts racing through my mind, I'm hoping this will help me a little! So, Enjoy! :)

*The parts in dark gray are after thoughts that I've added to help explain! :)

Haiti: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8

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Happy Birthday Mamma!

It's my Mamma's birthday today! She is so wonderful and I love her so much for always standing behind me and lifting me up in everything I do! She is so awesome, I would be lost without her!! This picture is last November at Rockefeller Center in NYC! Ahh, wish we could go back! Someday! :)
Because I was in Haiti all last week I didn't really have many options for birthday shopping, but I got her some Haitian coffee! It smells awfully delicious and I can't wait to taste it! 

Happy Birthday Mamma! I love you :)
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Circus Birthday | La Bella Vita Designs

August 13, 2010
Hello there! Like I said I'm in Nashville visiting my dad for the week! Lucky for me, while I've been down here I picked up a new customer, Lindsey! Her son Gage is turning 1 in October and she asked me to design save the dates as well as the invitations for his party! The theme of the party is The Circus, or Cirque Du Bebe as I like to call it! :)

This is the save the date going out this week! The hanging photos are Gage as a newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months old! And how adorable does he look in his great-granddaddy's hat? Too cute! & can I just say that the close line of pictures he is holding was added in by me! He was not holding them when the picture was taken! haha I love that people think that its real! :)
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This is the invitation that will go out a few weeks before the party! The invitation ticket is just another fun and cute detail to go along with the circus theme! So fun! :)
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I had so much fun working on these (even if it was put together very quickly)! And Gage is the cutest, sweetest, little thing! I hope I'll get to work with Lindsey again! On another note, the more I think about it, I really want to go into party planning! All the small details are what I fall in love with! ... Just a thought! :)

Thanks for all your help Aunt Christie :)


That's all for now!
Until next time,
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In the Studio | Gift Tags

August 11, 2010

Last weekend I went to a bridal shower for my friend Linley! She is getting married September 4th of this year and I'm so excited/happy for her! I just thought I would share the gift tag I made for her gifts (which of course were adorable themselves - pink paper with brown & white polka dot ribbon). The scalloped edges look much cuter on the computer than they did in person. The scissors I used didn't cut as sharply on the paper I used! But it was just a gift tag after all so, no big deal, I used it anyway! Enjoy! :)

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Happy 08.09.10!

August 9, 2010

So it took me practically all day to figure out the date was 08.09.10, but I figured it out none the less! Just a quick hello, I'm in Nashville visiting my dad! Hope everyone has a great week! :)

Oh & BTW...
1 week from today I will be in Haiti!

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Mila's Daydreams | Blog Feature

August 5, 2010
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How adorable are these? Want more? Go here. Mom Adele picked up a new hobby while on maternity leave. The hobby? Trying to figure out what her daughter Mila dreams about during her daytime naps! They are all absolutely adorable & so creative! If I ever have kids I hope I can get motivated to do something like this, its so sweet. :)

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