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FWPIATWC  Posted on 10/04/2012
We developed a sort of Missionary/Expat shorthand for some of the difficulties and challenges we just learned to live with, "That's so Haiti" or "TIH" = "This Is Haiti". This shorthand could be used for...
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And So it Goes...  Posted on 08/31/2012
So, this is the end of my story...I must apologize for such vagueness and lapses in time and posts. This year turned into a lot of things that I had not intended it to.There were a lot of stories that were not told.I would be more than...
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A little redundant  Posted on 08/24/2012
Up until tonight I was feeling very bittersweet about leaving. And then suddenly...I now understand why the Brits call getting sacked being made redundant. I totally get that now. I have never felt more obsoleted in my life. It was like...
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Happy Anniversary  Posted on 08/23/2012
Well, my year in Haiti is near completion. I've been here over a year and the end is in site. It's a bittersweet end. I have learned so many things about myself this past year. I've learned many things about my life and my...
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Sweet Kisses in the Moonlight  Posted on 08/16/2012
So last night I sat in on devotions to give Samanza her birthday present. She was my first birthday girl when I got here over a year ago, and now she is my last birthday gift as I pass the torch to Anachemy and Patty and Jeff. So shortly...
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Ishka Bishka Bibbity Bobbity Boo  Posted on 08/13/2012
Ishka falls asleep during devotions in the gazebo - photo by Dandy RomainIshka, or Nikenson, or Markenson, depending on who you ask, is our sweet little, almost 5 yo (this month) High functioning Autistic. We don't have a formal...
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Disapointment  Posted on 07/23/2012
I've never been one of those people that can hide my emotions. I wear my heart on my sleeve, I wear my disappointment on my face and in the slump of my shoulders, and if I'm angry, well, look out! I've got dagger eyes for...
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How poor is poor?  Posted on 07/09/2012
Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting one of the settlements north of Port au Prince. Some friends of ours have a little chunk of property out there and they had 5 houses built for some of the earthquake survivors they knew. I really...
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Felling Crazy, Lazy Saturday Afternoons  Posted on 07/01/2012
So, I decided to stay in my jammies today. It was going to be a day of leisure. My intern is back after a 2 week break so I threw on a sports bra under my jammie tank and headed out to open the school. I got the office open, handed out...
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How much is Too Much?  Posted on 06/25/2012
One of the hardest parts of this job is knowing how much to give, and when to pull back. One could make themselves crazy down here trying to do what is best in every situation. It's like living in a moth bitten tent in the rainy...
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