Welcome back! It's been a month- the longest break ever on our blog.
It's weird, because in America you spend so much energy trying to help teens make the decision not to drink until age 21, but in Haiti I hear myself telling 14-year-old freshmen to please try to space water between their cocktails.
Let me tell you what we've been doing lately. Praying. There have been several family crises in my circle of students that I'm close to, including two life-and-death situations. Also, we're begging God for clear, explicit direction for our future. I have requested an itemized heavenly to-do list, but thus far it is not forthcoming.
Two weeks ago I stupidly assigned six class sets of papers to be due on one day. I dug myself out of that for about ten days.
Yesterday I taught the senior class to waltz, as our traditional last day of Senior Transitions class before the exam.
A few weeks ago we found out about a Haitian student within our circle of friends who needed a laptop to continue high school. This was a very poor family, not one of our QCS students. That very week somebody made an extra gift to us, so we got to buy the laptop. Now to set it up in French...
Our toilet broke. Then we got a brand new one, and it was the happiest day of my life.
Yesterday Madame Meristel told me that her "tet kay" was finished, which means the head of her house. Her ROOF! I hope to get a picture of that soon.