Today is Monday Oct. 11 and Renee' is in Haiti again. It was a quick turnaround from her last trip and she is still very tired and worn. She came home with a sinus infection and some funny Ambien CR stories. The reason for the quick turnaround is a really cool one that I am jealous of. Our friends in Kansas City, Dave and Melissa Hogue are adopting little Wilby from "our" orphanage. Wilby has what is likely cerebral palsy and is in desperate need of treatment and therapy. He is one of the sweetest kids you could ever meet. A real charmer. Renee' got to go meet the Hogues in PAP and take them to meet Wilby and Bobby and Lurdie (who run the orphanage). She said it has been really sweet. what a privilege to get to be a part of this process.
She is also working out some kinks and details with lawyers there. It has been a really emotional ride for her there. Nothing is easy or smooth in Haiti right now. I hate that she is there without me working thru a lot of hard stuff, but we know Renee' - she's a tough cookie. I'm very proud of her.
We would really love and value your prayers for this process. Still lots of hurdles and hoops ahead.
In the midst of the emotional ride we are more certain than ever that this is obedience and right. There is no way to go but forward. "Lord have mercy" is my regular prayer.
MOre jealously: she got to hang out with Kiki and G for 2 1/2 days.
I pick her up from the airport at 10 tonight.