In Septemeber 2008, I traveled 6000 miles to Haiti's Kenscoff mountains. My mission: to care for some of the orphaned and abandoned, the sick, malnourished and premature infants of this beautiful but beleagured Caribbean nation.





Thursday, 4 February 2010

As Simple and Wonderful As That

None of us could 'fix' pre-earthquake Haiti, and now, in the aftermath of the disaster, with so many devastated lives, it is all to easy to become overwhelmed.

Yet when a stressed and traumatized three month old boy melted in my arms this afternoon, I became lost in the moment.


For that moment, just that moment, as he smiled and cooed, all was right in my world, and his.

And I was reminded that we are doing the only thing anyone can; focussing on the need before us, and meeting it as best we are able.

The most exciting and encouraging thing is this - all we did for JJ was provide basic care. That and love. Those were the only things he needed. It really was that simple.

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Thank you fro sharing and pictures speak a thousand words. Thank you for being God's hands and heart. At our mission last night, the visiting priest told us about love and getting our hands dirty, loving the littlest ones. We must be Christ to all. WE must get uncomfy and out of our comfort levels. You are doing this each and every minute. Thank you for this.

Just Me said...

I agree with Cathy that pictures speak a thousand words...and also that being able to make a child smile is one of the best feelings in the world :o) Keep up the GREAT work!

Amanda

Twinsplusthree said...

Thank you for keeping your perspective. Praying that God will bring in children that need you today.