- Today we went into the US embassy to see if we could get papers for Enoch (my husband) to travel to the USA with me to visit our boys in a few weeks. They were no less that 5000 people waiting to get inside. I was the only “blanc” that I saw expect for those doing adoptions. They said that they have no answer on his case. To come back next Monday.
- Dad found lunchmeat and cheese at a grocery store. He was so proud of himself. 🙂
- I had to pass through the area where there is over 100,000 bodies buried is mass graves. It was a terrible feeling. Just terrible to know that so many were buried there just a few feet back off the road in some places. The local TV station is still reporting that they are burying 12,000 per day, still.
- The gas stations were opened and many places did not even have a line.
- The open-air markets were up and running today like normal. Which means we were able to get lots of fresh produce for the kids to eat.
- There are some banks opened and money transfer stations opened.
- There are lots of kids that do not have parents. Some of these kids are too small to talk. Everyone needs to be careful with what happens to these children. We have heard that the Red Cross is setting up a system with these kids pictures. This way family members can go and check out the board and see if they can match any of these families back together. It would be so tragic for a child to be put up for adoption when the parents thought they had died. Keeping families together is must right now.
- Anna is coming in this afternoon!
- Lori is returning from the Comfort ship this afternoon!
- It is going to take years, and years to rebuild this country.
- We have heard that there is one water port opened in town.
- They have officially stopped searching for bodies.
- There are lots of US troops on the ground. So many are so young. There were many at the embassy today. The order of command is Haitian national police, UN troops, US troops. US troops only assisting when needed.
- The CNE director is reporting uncovering bodies at schools. Some schools have 400 to 500 dead.
- People are beginning to dump the rubble along the road out towards the dump area. People are picking through the broken concrete and pulling out iron rebar pieces to be able to sell as scrap.
- There are tent cities everywhere. Although not to many real tents. Just sheets tied to sticks for shelter.
- Everyone is praying that is does not rain. No one thinks God would do that now.
- There is no electric. Everything in town is being run by generators, inverters and solar panels.
- Haitians are the strongest people that I know. The strongest.
- Almost every house in Cazale has accepted people from Port-au-Prince into their homes. Some they know and some they do not know. The government is busing people out-of-town for free.
- People from the community are still bringing in food for the kids in the RC.
- Estimated that 4 to 5 thousand inmates escaped from the main prison downtown.
- Never knew it was possible to miss my kids so much, but in the same moment so thankful that they are alive.
- So many stories of missing family members. Some kids just went out to buy some bread and never returned. No one knows if they are buried in the mass graves or just lost.
- We will survive, we will make it. We always have. Haitians the strongest people I know.
Lespwa fe viv
Hope gives life.
Hope gives one the strenght to carry on.