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October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: It’s Coming to Jacksonville

Hurricane Matthew: It's Coming to Jacksonville

This is another call to prayer as Hurricane Matthew prepares to bring its destruction to the east coast of Florida including Jacksonville. As you probably know, I sent Jess and Sophie home prior to the storm making landfall in Haiti to make sure Sophie was safe but now Matthew will be in Jacksonville (where our […]

October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: Sending Jess and Sophie Home

Hurricane Matthew:  Sending Jess and Sophie Home

The first in a series of fairly difficult decisions was the decision to have Jess and Sophie go back to the states without me. I say this was difficult, but the difficulty was not in knowing that the right decision was to send them home. The difficulty was not having them with me. On top […]

September 29, 2016

Gueline Moved Out

Gueline Moved Out

Gueline is our oldest girl that has been living with us up until this past Saturday. She turned 18 last May. To read more about Gueline and what she is like, click here. In Haiti, when children turn 18, they must leave the orphanage. We have always known this is a rule and because we […]

September 27, 2016

Rain in Haiti

Rain in Haiti

Have you ever taken the time to really sit and think about how rain changes things? I remember, when I was little, the worst possible thing that could happen in the summer was rain. If it ever rained, everything was ruined. Chances were, on any given day, we were either going to the pool, going […]

September 15, 2016

Raising Teenagers

Raising Teenagers

Today I’m going to talk about some of the unique challenges of raising 12 teenagers together. In writing this blog, I am not going to give any pointers, I do not consider myself an expert by any stretch of the imagination, and the real truth is that I have never attempted to raise teenagers in […]

September 12, 2016

School Books, Faith, and the Love of a Parent

School Books, Faith, and the Love of a Parent

Many of you know the kids started school last Monday. If you kept up with any of our blogs this time last year, you know that getting the kids all ready for school is no small thing (click here to read about it). There is specific fabric to be bought for each uniform, a seamstress […]

July 1, 2016

Stories About the Kids 4

Stories About the Kids 4

This is another recent event that happened with our kids here. If you missed yesterday, just click here and you can find links to all of our recent stories. If you have been following this blog long, you know that we try to keep you updated in a variety of ways. We try to vision […]

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