Monday, January 9, 2012

No Fear New Year

Silly sophomores having a bake sale.

In Haiti I read instead of watch tv.

In Haiti I eat no candy.

In Haiti I walk instead of drive.

We either cook at home or walk over to a friend's house most meals.

I probably make or receive less than 5 phone calls a week- with only one or two exceptions, I see all my friends every day at school.

My commute is approximately 35 steps long.

Haiti is always warm and sunny,
except when there is a lush tropical rainstorm for an hour or two.

In Haiti I drink tea every morning.

In Haiti I start my mornings with God, actually, really, finally
after checking the "I don't, but I want to" box after the question "Do you have a daily time with God?" on my Disciple Now forms every year for my whole life.

In Haiti my hair goes au naturale. I don't even own a blow dryer.

In Haiti I love my job.

And 100 crazywonderful teenagers that I teach every day.

In Haiti is the home where Ben and I have shared the majority of our marriage.
(Can you believe it?!)

We go back to Haiti early tomorrow morning.

The "leaving rituals" have begun: lunch at Chik-fil-A, Tex-Mex for dinner, tucking my engagement ring back into the safe, giving ourselves hernias while attempting to weigh our luggage on a bathroom scale. For the first time in two years, I would say we succeeded at having a restful break in Texas.

I'm antsy to fly to Haiti tomorrow.

There is a lot of crazy and wonderful there.

2012, here we go!




  1. This is the happiest thing I have read since the new year started. I am so glad this is where you're at right now.
    (From Rachel, who quietly reads and cheers for you from Texas.)

  2. Rachel, I think I love you. A lot. It brings a tear to my eye to know you're cheering from Texas! Thank you, thank you.



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