Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where I've Been This Past Week

My wife and I just returned from a week-long trip to Haiti where we met our children, Patricia and Philippe, for the very first time. Sadly, we weren't able to bring them home, and thanks to bureaucratic red tape we won't be able to until next year at the earliest.

There is so much to tell that I can't even begin to touch on it here, but I can say that it was the trip of a lifetime. I had never experienced such a wide spectrum of emotion in such a short period of time. There was the deep sadness over the condition of Haiti and its people. There was the humility and conviction over just how much I complain about minor inconveniences. There was the overwhelming joy upon first meeting our kids, and the extreme heartache when we had to kiss them goodbye. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, one I will never forget.

If you're friends with me on Facebook, you can view some pictures from our trip. I may try posting them on Picasa if I get around to it.


Andrew Faris said...

Beautiful Lee. I pray that the Lord works to bring these children to you soon.

Chris Wilde said...

I have no words for what that experience must have been like. Welcome home.

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