A year ago one of my employees was frantic. An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck Haiti. It was the worst earthquake in 240 years. L.E. was calling and calling night and day with no response. Two of his children were in Haiti and he had no idea if they survived the quake. He did not sleep or eat until he heard that they were alive. Nine of his relatives perished including,his sister, his aunt, and seven cousins. The days that followed were a blur to him. We raised money to secure the safety of his children,and money to help his extended family. A year later Haiti remains devastated without enough progress made. Many long term projects are planned and some have been executed,yet the tarps are countless,the rubble remains and disease has spread. Services are planned to mark the one year anniversary. Songs and prayers will reflect in remembrance of lives lost.When L.E went to Haiti he said he could not bare to enter Port-au-Prince. His eyes are filled with heartbreak and disappointment. The people of Haiti are embracing the help they have received. They possess a spirit that soars. I wish them simple things that we take for granted every day. I wish them health,a roof over their heads,a quality of life.
It's a long journey to rebuilding. May we never forget the story of Haiti.ReplyDelete
I agree,Belinda. It's a long and complicated road ahead of them!ReplyDelete
So thoughtful. So true. An important post.ReplyDelete
Thank you,Aidan. Even though progress has been made so many challenges remain.ReplyDelete