This blog was written on Saturday, March 27th. I am just getting to post it!
This week has been filled with much joy and blessing. Cupcakes were made, presents were put together, and balloons decorated the "party rooms." Birthdays for twenty-two precious children and one mother were celebrated. One boy, Richard, who was turning fourteen told a missionary, Karris, that is was his first birthday party ever! It brought me so much happiness to be celebrating this special memory with him.
Friday, two amazing women came to Danita's Children to see Emmanie and Jean. One woman was a doctor and the other a nurse that dedicated time in Port-au-Prince after the earthquake. They treated Emmanie for her broken demur and other injuries as a result of the earthquake and they helped save Jean's life when his mother brought him into the make shift clinic. He was limp and dying before their eyes, but they managed to get fluids in him and he started respondinig to touch. The doctor quickly realized that he had cerebral palsy, and she diagnosed and treated his pneumonia. I was delighted to show them Jean now, and being able to thank them personally for their dedication and love was quite the honor.
Friday night, I had four boys from the little boy's house come over for a sleepover. We all had a great time. They ate chips and M&Ms on the roof of the mission house, played ping pong, and we even skyped my best friend, Andrea as well as my mom. They were all so excited to come over and have some fun individual time. I had a blast as well.
This week God really shared the gift of life with me. Life is to be celebrated, and this week I did just that. I thank the Lord for my life every day, and am reminded daily to give it all over to Him. His direction is always best, and trusting in that gives me great peace.
Love in Christ,