I do plan on debriefing a bit and then sharing more about Haiti in the next few days. I got home last night/this morning at around 2am. I haven't had much time to process everything yet. It was great to see Gary last night, he waited up for me. The kids greeted me with smiles and hugs! I loved that.
I had an unbelievable time. It was hard work, heartache, bonding, laughing (if you can believe it), lots of smiles shared. I love Haiti. I will have a hard time not being consumed by Haiti over the next few weeks. It is still SOOOOOOO devastated. If I didn't know better I would think that the earthquake happened this week. There is so much to do, where do you begin? It doesn't need to be made "American", it just needs to be put back together. With that comes many hours of volunteers. The site we were at was at Christianville. They service a large area about 1.5 hours from Port au Prince. They have a medical, dental and eye clinic as well as schools for the locals. The medical and eye clinic were destroyed in the earthquake. So the project we were working on was that site. We certainly worked hard. One of the major projects we did was dig a large trench to run electrical/power underground the trench was 2.5 feet deep and about 60 yards long. It felt so good. I loved digging that trench, my favorite part was breaking apart the earth with a pick ax! I am sure I worked on some muscle groups I didn't even know existed.
I also got to see much of the area. It was touching and amazing. More of that to follow.
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Total weight lost to date 22 lbs.