Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Whirlwind, to say the least

Today is a big day. A very, very big day in a series of even bigger days.

Today we decided to go to Haiti. Monday night we found out about a trip that was leaving from Nashville April 3rd, and that the group heading out was short a few members. Enter, Dave and Steph. We quickly "discussed" the way two non-talkers can discuss things and realized that this trip may be a really good thing for us.

Skip to Wednesday morning... and it's a go! We will leave ONE MONTH from today on a week-long trip. We still are very unsure of a lot of the details and we're hoping to get some more information tonight when we drop off our applications and deposits.

What we do know is that we're going to have to be open to the opportunities that will be presented, we will be working to rebuild where we can, and that we will be working with orphans. If you've ever met me, you KNOW that I'm a little bit nuts about kids. My heart is for kids at. all. times. I know that being around these children who need so much love and attention will be the hardest part of the whole trip. Raising $4,000 in a month, taking off 5 days of work for me and 7 days (unpaid) of work for Dave, getting 2 passports expidited, and going overseas for the very first time in our lives will all be nothing compared to the number of pieces my heart will surely break into when I meet these Haitain children.

I will keep everyone posted as best I can in the coming month. If you're the praying type, please send a few up for us!

1 comment:

The Hagens said...

so incredibly excited for you guys!!! Can't wait to hear all about it. Praying for you as you prepare... love you!