As the Bright Horizons education team begins preparing for the trek home, they soak in the blessings of their final day of service in Haiti.
Today was an amazing last day. It was perfect.
We woke up at 5 am and went to do the suspension bridge. It was a little scary at first, but we were quickly walking back and forth on there. It was interesting seeing the Haitian ladies carrying things on their heads while still walking across. We also saw a donkey and a motorcycle go by! We got some great photos and were able to spell the word LOVE with our arms. It was such a fun experience.
We came back and had breakfast with the team and were quickly off to help with the Do Something Concrete team. We helped put in two concrete floors in homes. It was a humbling experience, leaving us full of love and hope for the families, as they now have a significantly cleaner and better home. We jumped right in and helped shovel the concrete into the buckets that were passed along person to person into the house. Room by room the house was filled.
After we returned, we went to check on the little boy who had pneumonia earlier this week. With help from the medication, Meals from the Heartland, and God, he was up and walking and talking. He is now wanting to eat more and even was eating while we were there and when we left.
We then got to visit the deaf school and interact with the children. It was nice to be able to color with them, do nail polish, and play with the ball. There was a little boy that clung to Sarah and a little piece of her heart was left there with him as we said goodbye.
We came back to campus and played games on the porch with the Many Hands for Haiti staff and then had dinner. After dinner, we played more games with all of the house mates and sang, prayed, and talked together. There were many laughs and many tears as we prepared to head back to the United States. It has been one of the best weeks of our lives and we will definitely be leaving part of our hearts here with these beautiful children and the wonderful staff. God has been so good to us. We are so blessed.
Tomorrow before we head out, Tia and Sarah are going to hike with the staff up to the Pignon sign.
Thank you to Many Hands for Haiti for everything you have done for us over this week and for making our trip one to remember.