Haiti | Day 8 | 08.24.10

Welp. I'm home. And very sad. Yes I'm happy to have seen my family! They were so sweet and surprised me at the airport in Columbus, so that was good! I just was not ready to come back yet! We left bright and early this morning and we were going to go see the Palace but traffic was too bad so we had to turn around!

Everything went smoothly through customs so that was good! When we were leaving Miami to fly to Columbus we were sitting on the plane waiting for all of the luggage to be loaded. All of a sudden the truck starts pulling away and Ricky says that they left his bag on the truck! Sure enough, there was one bag left on the truck and we watched it drive away to who knows where! He went up to the front of the plane and told the flight attendant that she needed to get that bag back on the plane! We sat and waited for ever because it had to go back through all the security measures! They gave everyone on the plane complimentary alcoholic beverages and snacks because of it which was pretty funny! But the bag made it on the plane and we all got home with our luggage!

I don't have much to say right now other than I'm so thankful I got to experience everything I did and I cannot wait until I get to go back!
(We are hopefully going back in January to rebuild the pastors house, which we were showering in because it had been destroyed in the earthquake.)

*A few days after I got home I got a message from Jennifer, the woman in the other group. She said she felt like she left her heart in Prosper. That pretty much sums up how I feel. I left my heart in Haiti. Its nice being home with all the "luxuries" we have but I miss all of the people and am kind of having a hard time getting back into the swing of things! I feel like I have a million people I need to call back and lots of people want to hear about my trip. To be honest, its kind of disappointing to tell people. Nothing I say or any picture I show will ever get my point across. I appreciate that people want to hear my story but at the same time, I feel like they don't quite get it. & that's OK I don't know how you really could unless you saw it with your own eyes. We'll be sharing about our trip in a few weeks in church and I need to figure out what I'm going to say. The problem isn't that I don't have anything to say, its that I have too much to say! I don't know how I'm going to choose which stories to share!

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  1. Let me know when u r going to share, would love to come! Pray the Lord give you the right words and he will! love you steph.. thanks again for sharring your journal! :)

  2. Thanks Casey! Glad you enjoyed reading! We are sharing September 19th during the morning service! :)

  3. I just read your entire Haiti journal...it is awesome...so glad you documented the trip!

  4. Thanks! I am too! It's nice to be able to look back and reflect! :)