And Life Goes On - Updated from Dixie....

And Life In Haiti Goes On... (Dixie's blog)

13 December 2009

Well, I'm finally home! John will come to Haiti next Sunday. He will be visiting his father in Florida for a few days. He has not been well lately and John really needs to pass by and see him. It was great visiting our families and seeing adoptive families and supporters, but it is wonderful to be back home in Haiti!

Christmas has come to the orphanage while we were gone! The staff and our son, Steeve who absolutely LOVES Christmas, decorated the houses and nursery. I do not know if we will be having gifts for the children this year due to finances, but we will be celebrating with special food for everyone. We will do our best to make Christmas special for the children, especially the older children who are able to understand about Christmas. They have the Holiday celebration after Christmas since Joyce and Molly will be out of Haiti over the Christmas holiday.

Many people should be receiving newsletters this month. I have faith that God will touch people's hearts and donations will start to pick up this month. We need funds to pay for food, baby supplies, and salaries for our Haitian staff. Please keep these needs in your prayers also.

The last 7 weeks has been seen lots of things happening at the orphanage! Our daughter, Laurie, is especially happy that I am back home!

While I was gone, we had a nanny die, the generator broke down, the electrical system in the main house had a problem while a baby was on oxygen, one of our foreign staff families resigned, there were car problems, Vivianne and Steeve went through the sliding glass door and had to have more than 100 stitches between them, one of the babies had a seizue and bit through his bottom lip, and it just seemed like one problem after another! They also had several children go home to adoptive families and many families came in to go the courts! But they did well without me here. This is the first time both John and I have been gone together for this long!

Tomorrow, I start reading emails and catching up on paperwork. I also have to meet the new babies that came in while I have been gone. Hopefully, by the end of the week, I can catch up on emails! But remember that my email rules apply! LOL (read my older postings for the email rules!)

I feel renewed and fresh from my time out. It was a busy time but also just helped being away. Let us pray that 2010 brings a new adoption law for Haiti and that adoptions will move forward quickly.

And life in Haiti goes on...

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