501(c)3 Non-Profit empowering the poor in Haiti

Random thoughts from the day

All joking aside, Zebedee has officially transformed into Troy from High School Musical now. He refuses to wear anything except for a basketball jersey. And runs around the house yelling, “gotta get my head in the game.” Keziah still thinks that Charpei ( is that really her name?) is more attractive than Gabriella and really wants all of her clothes. I don’t think she is judging on character yet.
On another happy note, the Apparent Project is now officially a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All of you millionaires out there, get your checkbooks ready, cause here we come.
We just had a team from Judson University in Illinois come. It was a team to 9 girls and 2 boys plus a professor of each gender.. the male one being none other than our dear Mr. Sanders. The week was super and aside from a few proposals from our Haitian staff, went off really smoothly. The impact that they made emotionally on the boys was amazing. Many boys cried when they left. I didn’t expect that.
Woodelson has been doing super. I am fraught with agony as I watch the days go by with no word about his medical visa, but I also think the answer is just around the corner… so I am hoping each day that something will pan out.
Ember seized ( as in – had a seizure) again last night. I wonder what is going on in her little body. I really hope that she turns out alright and yet I know that regardless, I am happy and so thrilled that I was blessed with such a lovely gift. Between her and Woodelson, I find myself becoming an expert on all the things that go wrong physically and emotionally with adopted children. I am wondering whether that is such a great thing to be spending my time learning, just because the nature of God tends to be to not waste such tidbits on his people and I’m not sure if I am setting myself up for a whole truckload of RAD kids, or mentally and physically challenged kids. I think I would be open to it. But not yet… can we wait ten years God? I think I might be ready then.
Jackson is a hoot. There is nothing that can compare to my Jack-Attack… He forces his laugh almost into a roar and then waits for your response as you roll on the floor in stitches and then he does it again. He actually pushed a chair around with Keziah in it yesterday… and so I know this little muscle man is going to rule the world some day. Or at least his world. What a character.
I have two best friends forever- Rebeca and Paula. Paula just had a baby girl yesterday. Of all five of their birth children, I have only been able to make it to congratulate the new mom on one occasion. It makes me sad and it is one of the few things that I count as a loss for being overseas for so long. Welcome to the world little Darrah. I am so glad you are here!
Corrigan was busy last week finishing up his second promo-docmuntary. This one for Real Hope for Haiti. Amazing. I worked my butt off with five kids running wild to give him the space to do it, but it turned out wonderfully and I am so proud of what he has to offer here in Haiti.

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