Dear Family, Friends and Colleague,
I am here, made it safe and well to Haiti, our flight had three hour delay in Newark but the remaining of the trip was smooth. My first whole day in Haiti, I basically walk around in our home taking it all in. It is good to be home surrounded with green healthy plants, flowers blossoming in the yards and the spectacular view of the mountains from our front balcony. Yes I am home and in good health too enjoy it all. My emotions when, seeing Sarah who has just grown so much .She is in a dazed that I am finally home to stay. Eager to share with me all she has been doing and all her plans of thing we need to do together. Every time she turns to look at me she gives me a big smile and hug saying ” Your here mommy I missed you so much!”
Today, I went for a long walk in the mountains just taking it all. Reflecting on how nothing has change the pine trees scent smell just as pleasant as before.
At the end of my walk I made my way to the crèche in kenscoff surprising the staff and the children. The staff expressing their joy, lots of hugs. All the staff gathered laughing, smiles, all sharing with me and expressing how much they all have missed me. Soon after the older children came running calling Mommy Gina!! Mommy Gina!!!Jumping, dancing around me. The older ones telling the new children this is Mommy!! Some of the older children reached for my hands all speaking at once, each having something to share. It was a joyful moment.
I made my way into the infant room where there was a new infant baby boy in his crib I sat on the rocking chair holding him. He looked so peaceful, content, so was I. It has been a long time since I had done that, it felt so good. As I looked around I took a deep breath remembering myself to just enjoy this special moment with the staff and children that I have not seen in such as long time. Instead of observing everything I saw that needed my attention or fixing. I was here to stay and would have time. I need to give myself time and to be patient! I kept saying to myself!!! As walked around the crèche.
As I walked back home, I felt gratitude that I could be here too share this moment with the children and the staff. Knowing many more special moments and challenges are ahead. I prayed Oh lord!! Let me be able to assimilate it all with serenity, grace and your guidance. Let the many who understand I am here because it is your will and believe in the work that you have given us to do at FEJ, and those who join with me to make things better for all the children, women and families that rely on us in some way or the other.
Returning home I sat quietly on the outside porch listening to the sounds of the tress and the soft wind blowing, my thoughts drifted to the time I have spent away in solitude. My doctors who often reminded me I was a miracle!!!! It is victory to have recovered from my illness as I have. I believe miracles are possible from love. My thoughts were of the many that have prayed for me or reach –out to me during this past year. I feel so grateful to have all of you be part of my journey and bless to know how all of you cared and express your love. I would like to express my appreciation and thank you to all of you who kept me going and FEJ alive during my absent.
Another, chapter begins in my journey! As my new journey evolves I count on all of your, continuous prays, wisdom, know how, participation, and guidance. I cannot imagine this journey without everyone involvement and support.
As I sit at the computer now and saw the two thousand e-mail that wait my response or input. Again, I take another deep breath asking for everyone understanding and patience. Even though, I am eager to hear from all and wait everyone’s inputs, suggestions, ideas on how to make things better. I may not respond immediately but promise to get too all your mails in the days to come. I thank you all profoundly. Look forward to welcoming you all in Haiti soon.
Lots of Love and Blessing to All
Posted by Sandy Lucien on Aug 16, 2012