Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Four Kids... Two Weeks... Eighty Tubs...

Four children from Asa's orphanage are coming home to their families this week (three sisters came home just a few weeks ago, too). What's especially exciting is that I've traveled with their parents on past trips so I'm incredibly thrilled for all of them. This gives us such a sense of hope: children do come home... eventually.

I'll be in Haiti with the littlest Pie in TWO WEEKS! One cool thing about the upcoming trip is that we'll be escorting the 80 tubs of food (from the box drive a few months ago) to the orphanage. It was actually scheduled to fly to Haiti in August, then rescheduled for September but the hurricanes and flooding caused numerous delays. So the food will be on our plane and will {somehow} be hauled to the orphanage - where we will help to unpack, sort and store it. The final count includes FIVE months worth of formula, hundreds of cans of fruits/veggies/tuna/peanut butter and massive amounts of rice & beans. This supply is crucial as food costs continue to be insane in Haiti and some types of items can't be purchased at all.

I'm getting so excited. It's kind of weird to imagine that one whole year ago, I was preparing for my very first trip to meet Asa. I never would have imagined that twelve months later, our little guy would still be in Haiti and I'd be making my fourth trip to see him. Wow. But what a blessing those precious visits have been.

5 of your thoughts:

Salzwedel Family said...

What an amazing amount of items for you to take - PTL!

I'm so glad you can visit Asa again. It's such a blessing to be able to visit them in their birthplace.

AprilC said...

Yahoo...Beth....the countdown begins...

Kelsen Family said...

How exciting!! Wow, your 4Th trip. Sometimes time seems like it stands still, but then it seems like it flies right by. I can't believe it has been a year since you were there for the first time. I remember receiving the photos of my boys like it was yesterday. We pray for safety for you all and that you have a blessed trip!!

Melissa E. said...

I am sure you'll be very busy and the time will fly by until you go! Then it will fly by while you're there too, unfortunately! Maybe you can pack him in one of your empty suitcases. ;-)

Greg's Wife said...

Oh wow, I wish I could go with you and help! That is so much food! I really wish we could do something like this for our O, but I don't know where to begin. I may be emailing you soon, Beth...

So glad you'll be with your little pumpkin again soon!