Thursday, September 4, 2014

I am now an official resident of Haiti!  Today, after months of paperwork, I received my Permis de Sejour or my Haitian residency!  I don't know if Haiti will ever be able to get rid of me now:) 

Monday, September 1, 2014

three years

Photo taken September 2011
Ludia, Rose, and Natamara. 
Oh how things have changed in three years!  September 1st, 2011 seems like forever ago and yet in many ways it was just yesterday.  The last three years have been filled with lots of laughter and tears.  I love that I've gotten to live life in the village with these sweet (and mostly crazy) little ones.  I love that every afternoon my lap is never empty and that there is always a fight over who gets to be held next.  Learning what it takes to create relationships in another language and culture has been hard and honestly, really messy.  And yet, it has also been beautiful.  Through all the ups and downs, I am thankful that the Lord called me to move to Haiti three years ago today.  Haiti has become my home and the people here my family.  

Kris, Daniella, Rose, and Natamara!
Rose and Natamara are getting SO big!