Friday, June 26, 2015

Traveling to Haiti

While we had a great time in New York City, the main event was yet to happen.  We were headed to Haiti!

We woke up bright and early Saturday June 13 to await our driver to the airport.  As he helped us in the car with our luggage, I couldn't help but notice his accent and asked where he was originally from.  You guessed it - Haiti!  How cool!

Arriving in Haiti was surreal.  In many ways it felt like we were just there and in many ways I felt every bit of the rough road we had traveled the past 15 months to finally be at this point.  Last year getting through immigration and an airport in a different country were anxiety-filling.  This year I knew what to expect and it was a breeze in comparison. 

We went directly from the airport to the orphanage to see our girl.  As I began to recognize familiar sights and knew where I was my heart started racing thinking I would be seeing her again after so long.  Some of the kids were outside and there in the middle was Macy.  She covered her face, hiding a huge grin and then came to meet us and hug us.  It was wonderful.

We stayed an hour and a half that first day.  Reacquainting with one another and loving on each other.  Then we left to check in to our hotel and settle in for the night.  An amazing amazing day.


LauraBeth said...

So amazing... Love seeing the pics of Mama and Macy, and Big Sis/Little Sis!!

I was glad for the "spoiler" that you are all home, safe and sound (from your earlier post)... I can't wait to read each and every post detailing your travels in bringing Macy HOME.

So excited for you all... and my prayers certainly continue!

Love and hugs,

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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