Thursday night was tough and I had trouble sleeping because it was just me in the bed, so I went to grab Cadence and snuggled her in bed with me, for the week.
My parents were fortunate to be able to come and stay the whole week so we were blessed to have them. It was a huge distraction for the kids and I. We kept busy and it made time fly.
The time came to pick the hubs up and I loaded all 3 kids in the car around 1245am and went to the airport to see this skinny, bearded man sitting on the bench waiting for us. Lol! We were more than thrilled to see him. I was not sure how Kaelis(22 months) was going to react after not seeing daddy for 9 days, but he opened the car door and she screamed daddy. Yep, she remembers him! What a relief.
The kids and I had made a welcome home poster and chocolate cookies for him.
Now for the Haiti part. Ryan said it was one of the best experiences and one of the worst experiences. He said the humidity and the heat was awful. He was sweating for 24 hours straight . It has been over 100 here and it does but bother him at all.
He prayed at least 30 times a day with the Haitians.
It such an experience for him and when he came back he felt guity for the luxary we have here in the states. The haitians are so happy go lucky people because they do not know any different. The little orphans are the sweetest things ever(from what I saw from pictures.) it is amazing what God has planned for missionaries and he works in so many different, powerful ways. I know one day he will call me to do a mission and I cannot wait. It is so powerful to see God work and continure to work. Ryan will never take the little things for advantage again.
What a great experience for somebody and if you have the chance to go, GO!!! (Ryan's words)
|This little girl was one of his favorites. He would have taken her home|
|this one too!|