Later this afternoon Caroline and I will be leaving to return to the USA. We will stay overnight in FL and then travel to our destinations on Friday. There are so many emotion in leaving here. I have lived here for 15 years now. This is home. I usually leave once a year for about 3 to 4 weeks to speak at churches and visit family. The earthquake has changed everything. Enoch and I are here and our kids our with family and have been for several weeks now. They are doing wonderful and having a great time where they are at. We are so thankful for that. It gives us peace. But they need me and I need them, so I must go. We know that we are so blessed to have those willing to take of three wild boys. We also are aware of so many that do not have this option. This weighs heavy on our hearts and we know that it is not right. This is one hard part of going for me-guilt.
So of course, the hardest part of this trip will be once again leaving Enoch here. It is not fair, not fair at all. But that is life and there is nothing we can do about it now. I cannot say I have hope for the future for a visa for Enoch cause I do not. I have learned not to. We will have to wait until the offices open back up here in Haiti. No one knows when that will be. When it does happen I will be letting you all know so we together can call the senators and congressman to try and help him. Enoch loves me and the boys so much. His boys are his life. He has given up his dreams for what he wanted for his future so that I can fulfil mine. He supports me in my work of running the Rescue Center. I appreciate and love him more for that. The earthquake has been hard for him. He has lost friends, he has friends that have lost limbs, he has friends that have lost family and houses. He gets depressed at times. He wonders how his country will recover. He wonders what the future holds. He has hopes and dreams for change but cannot see how they will happen anytime soon. I would love it if you had time to write him a quick note of encouragement or an email. You can send it to my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get it. We as a family appreciate your love and prayer during this time.
I will also be leaving the best sister in the world behind. She has been working so hard these past few weeks to give care to the people that she loves. She and Charles have given up their new home (they lost their first home in the flood) to house patients from the comfort ship. These patients now have a safe and comfortable place to recover. She is also doing a lot of correspondence to keep things a float. She gives of herself everyday 110% and I love her so much.
Dad will be staying in Haiti for now. He leaves every morning early to travel to different location. He might be picking up supplies, buying medications, picking up new patients, taking patients to hospitals, going to the airport, etc. He has been busy every single day. We give him list of things to get done and that is what he is doing. We need him here right now.
My brother Casey will be visiting this coming week. Everyone here is looking forward to him coming back. It has been too long.
Anna will be staying here and helping to run the rescue center while I am gone. They will be moving to the new location soon. She will be getting everything set up for the kids and making sure everything runs well. We are all very excited about her dad visiting soon. He will get to see first hand what we do here and will be helping to get things set up for the kids as well. Wish her mom coudl come as well 🙂
I will continue to try and blog for the three weeks I am in the USA. I do not know how much time I will have as I want to spend as much time as possible with the boys. I am hoping the Casey and Anna will guest blog while I am gone to keep you up to date of what is happening here in Haiti. Enoch and I do not have any fixed dates for the boys to return to Haiti. We are looking towards sometime in April.
We continue to ask each of you to pray for Haiti and its future. We ask that you pray for the Zachary, Moise and Betor families. We love each of you and appreciate you so much.