today was a difficult day.
it started with me taking one of my dear friends here in haiti to the airport as she is leaving haiti. her term here is finished and she is going home to a wonderful job and great family and friends. i am excited for her, but feel like there will be an emptiness in my heart. we will remain friends, but i can’t just text her to share something funny about my day or have her over for taco’s.
our program at heartline truly feels to me like an oasis in the middle of chaos. the women we see every week come faithfully, they built friendships. we see success in the fat little babies who graduate at 6 months old.
today the brokenness of this world felt extremely heavy.
one of our moms is so young. so beaten down. she is 16 years old. it was not her choice to have sex.
we spoke with a mother of 7 who is pregnant again. she has way too many risk factors to deliver with us and needs a higher level of care. i hope she will do the necessary follow-up so that she will live through this pregnancy and not leave her children orphans.
another mom came with her little 3 month old and just shared that she couldn’t go on anymore. she didn’t have the resources to care for her. she cried. my heart aches.
the stories go on. you can read a bit more here. http://livesayhaiti.blogspot.com/2012/11/help-our-hearts-to-hear-your-sound.html
there is a war going on between israel and palestine.
there is scandal over a general and his biographer.
there is national debt.
there is brokenness.
tonight i read this and it sums up exactly how my heart feels tonight, “our souls are wired for what we will never enjoy until Eden is restored in the new heaven and earth. we are built with a distant memory of Eden.”
come Lord, Jesus come.