You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Lena's (first) mission trip to
Haiti turned into our
Adoption Adventure!
Can't wait to see what God has in store next.....

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Made it.

I'm in PaP. Safe and sound. The kids are terrific. It's great fun. Internet hasn't been working much. Today, we are headed up to the mountains. Tomorrow (Sunday) is an election day here, so we are not sure what we will be doing, probably staying close to either the O or the guest house, just to play it safe.

Have learned a lot.
Have been reminded of what I have to be thankful for.
Have loved loved loved on the kiddos.
Been having trouble getting to sleep, but once I do, I'm out. Praise God!
Feeling pretty good!
It's warm here, but cooling down at night, which is nice.
It's rained one evening.

Having fun.

Have I mentioned that I love being here? I mean LOVE it. LOVE LOVE LOVE it? I cannot explain it better than that. I so feel God's presence here-there's only one other place/time that I've felt it like I do here, and that was just in passing-a one time event. This is different. It's constant. It's comforting. It's awe-inspiring. It's breath-taking. It's........

Oh, and something I noticed today-it is 9 months to the day since we rec'd our approval from the O to adopt the boys. That's kind of neat. It doesn't mean a darn thing, but it's kind of neat. lol.

Gotta go.

Be a blessing to those you meet today. Tell God (and the people in your life) what you are thankful for.



  1. Hi Lena~

    So glad that you made it and that you are having such a wonderful trip! I've been praying that you would sleep well! I know how hard it can be!

    How are my babies doing?

    Give them a kiss from mama!

    Love, Cara B

  2. So glad it's going well! Praying still for DHS...

  3. So glad that you made it safe & sound & are having a great trip so far!

  4. thanks everyone. Your prayers are appreciated. they were felt, and answered.


  5. Cara B.

    Your kiddos are doing great-cute and funny and active as ever.

    I will post pics later on-maybe this weekend.



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