Today we spent a lovely day at Kaliko beach. This is where the St Vincent’s kids come for one week of summer camp, called Camp Jacob. Lovely pools as well as a fabulous beach. See our twitter feed for photos. Our team enjoyed “adult beverages” (Mango Rum or Gin and Tonic), cool breezes, lawn chairs under palm frond umbrellas. Lots of sunscreen. Nonetheless a few sunburned faces and arms by the end of the day, especially the group who went snorkeling.
I am happy at the end of the week, knowing we have all done our very best to bring care and healing to the handicapped children at St Vincent’s. Tomorrow we return home to our families and loved ones. We are exhausted, sunburned, and some who have been to Haiti for the first time will grieve. It is heart wrenching to leave the children and worry about how they will get enough food, enough attention, enough of everything they need to grow and learn. But in traveling to Haiti all these years I have learned a secret. The children thrive and grow, pa de pa as they say in Haiti. Little by little. And God takes special care of these children. What we give during our time in Haiti is only a small part of God’s plan for them.