Well well well… I think we are finally relaxing a bit (at least as I begin to type out this post – might be different by the time I am done). You see, we had planned some visits when being back but didn’t realize what that all really entailed. It was kind of like,
Let’s visit my bro before he is deployed in September – we can help him move out of his place!
Let’s visit my grandfather, grandmother, and cousins in South Dakota too!
Oh, let’s visit all our regular supporters to say hi.
Of course, we want to spend time with our parents, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, 2nd cousin, 3rd cousin, oh and our old next door neighbor! A little exaggeration added for emphasis :-D.
So this is a little bit what that actually looks like in reality:
Maybe not the best “transition” plan to the U.S. if I was going to do it all over again.
Though, we have been so thankful to be able to converse with friends and family.
Had a small reunion. We found a box of old pictures, it was so fun. My grandfather’s family had 12 brothers and sisters at one time! Yikes! It was interesting to hear how they used to live back in the 40s. It’s curious how it resembles how people in Haiti live today. Oh, and Melissa loved the small town feel!
In Washington, it has been awesome hanging out with my bro and his friends. Additionally, we even were able to visit with Jeff & Terry who we have gotten to know in Haiti. At their church on Sunday they had two guests from Haiti. One guest speaker we knew in Haiti! Small world!
Random concluding thoughts
It’s hard to describe our current emotional state. As we try to get settled in with finding jobs, birth center, place to live, I have been trying to remember:
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. -Matthew 6:30
What transitions have you been going through?
Funny story from Haiti
Here is a little story from Haiti that made me smile:
Today I was at EDH (city electricity) trying to pay son’s bill. EDH – “We haven’t read the meter. How about you put one of our guys in your car drive him to your place (20 minutes), he can read your meter and then bring him back here (another 20 minutes) and you can pay the bill.” Me – “Sorry, in a bit of a hurry right now. How about if I take a photo of the meter and bring it in tomorrow and you can give me the bill.” EDH – “Fine. Let’s do that.” – John Meadth