Haiti Blog Post 12
Haiti Blog Post 12- January 15, 2012
I am sitting in the dark by candlelight writing this post. We have not had electricity for sometime. Carmel often reminds me that this is the way of life in Haiti. No electricity means not only no light but no water. I am reminded once again how blessed I am not to have to worry will I have water to take a shower or brush my teeth and this is a daily struggle that the Haitian people face. Once again, they have shown me that this is just life and life continues without light…
Today we visited with the Society of St. Margaret’s Sisters in Haiti. Sister Marie Margaret, Sister Marie Therese, Sister Sarah, and Sister Kethia are wonderful women who have devoted their lives to God’s work. There main responsibility is to run the Foyer Notre Dame. Foyer Notre Dame is a home for elderly men and women. Right now there are six lovely women that live there. The Sisters take care of their every need, including their funeral services at the time of their deaths. We enjoyed visiting all the residents of Foyer Notre Dame as well as participating in Noon Day prayers and lunch at the Convent. In addition, the Sisters make beautiful embroidered Church linens; if you are interested please tell me! They also teach at the Episcopal Seminary. These are busy women and it was a joy to spend time with them!
To be honest with you all, I am tired. Even through I am so grateful to be here and experience this amazing country, I will admit my mind wonders off to home from time to time. Kellaura pointed out to me that the point of this grant was not only to visit Haiti but also to really be immersed in the culture. We are certainly doing that, and I am grateful to God for putting me exactly where I am suppose to be, as He always does.