Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Little Clarfication


It has been asked and I feel I need to clarify for those that wonder....A lot of people have assumed that since we went to Haiti we were down there to "make" another baby so to speak! The answer to that inquiry is a big fat "no"! I went down for a few reasons.
#1 I love Haiti. I feel the same way when I am in Haiti as I do when I am at a place I would consider home.
#3 I am a friend and supporter of Haitian Roots and wanted to be there to help where I could.
#4 I wanted to be with my adoption buddies again in Haiti.
#5 I wanted my son and I to be reminded that we have EVERYTHING and to get a good dose of gratitude.
#6 I wanted to help my friend Nichole who works like crazy to make things well for Hope for Little Angels of Haiti
#7 I wanted to meet some new adoptive parents. I have found some of my favorite people willingly agree to go to hell and back for their kids and they make some really great friends!
#8 I wanted to meet Grayson's biological brother. I think it will be important for them to know each other. I feel like it is absolutely essential that we help Gray to stay connected with where he came from. Haiti is what it is, but it was his first home and I want him to be proud to be a Haitian American
So that is why I went to Haiti. While I won't ever say never, because the Lord often has "surprises" for me that he knows I am not strong enough to handle being told about until the time comes, we are not planning on adopting again.

6 comments:

Piper said...

Just to give you a hard time, I noticed that you skipped the #2 reason... is there a specific reason for skipping #2?

Heather said...

Issac was "helping" me type. Your lucky that's the only error I made!

Kelly said...

Heather, I enjoyed getting to know you and Kyle in Haiti...that was trully a life-changing experience. I will be ready for the next trip. Tell Kyle hi and thank you for writing so many wonderful things about Haiti. You did well! I need to get on it.

Perla said...

good list. i totally like your last paragraph, too. i could never "plan" to adopt from haiti again. and i hope that the lord doesn't plan on telling me to. if it ever does need to happen again, i'll wait until that day before worrying about it!

Pete and Mare said...

Hi Heather, you are such a cutiepie and I'm so happy that you two were on this trip. Just like you, I picture myself going down to Haiti later on and helping when our kids are home and some what adjusted) Haiti is in our blood, isan't it? It's apart of our children, and apart of us. When we landed in Haiti and walked down the steps of the plan Pete said, "Wow, Haiti is so beautiful, I just love it!" and I have to agree ;) The love just grows and grows. Hey, In one of our first ever photos with our children at the o I noticed you in the background. I'm so happy that you were there :) I hope you have a wonderful week! Mare

Lisa said...

I LOVE this picture of you two!