From January 18, 2021 I didn’t have way of much to offer you in today’s Journal…outside of Robinson, our security guard, showing me a video from a surveillance camera that showed a car pulling up to the sidewalk at night and kidnapping a woman.
From January 17, 2021 On Wednesday, Izzy (Isnaida) told me that her birthday would be on Friday. She used the Creole word for cake, which I understood. I told her I would get her a cake.
From January 16, 2021 Just around the corner from the hospital I saw this burned-out hulk of the cab of a garbage truck which had been torched by protesters. Across the street the garbage was piled high.
From January 15, 2021 I visited Clare Marie twice yesterday. I never saw her not smile when she saw me. The nurse said she was very sick. I spoke a length to a new doctor in the children’s ward, a woman who spoke excellent English. She said she will be OK.
From January 14, 2021 About 15 minutes before our scheduled 2:00pm meeting with representatives of the excellent orphanage that might accept some of our kids, I was informed that Clare Marie was mildly dehydrated and she needed to be rushed to Grace Hospital where our Dr. Noel would be waiting to treat her.
From January 13, 2021 On Tuesday, I helped Fabibi and Sendi do the laundry. It was fun. I told them I wanted a less stressful job than worrying about money, correcting kids, and managing the staff.
From January 12, 2021 I became very depressed on Saturday night, and it only intensified on Sunday. I felt I had spent my entire time in Florida inside my apartment, with the exception of one short, early morning walk along the shore.
From January 11, 2021 The shuttle driver, Dennis, will be picking me up at 5:00am for the two-hour drive to Fort Lauderdale Airport. The flight departs at 9:34am and should touch down in Haiti at 11:34am.
From January 10, 2021 Before bed at nightsurrender the anxietiesof the dayinto the tender handsof God’s love.Rest in peace;arise in hope.
From January 9, 2021 On Thursday, Billy dropped two kids and a staffer off at Grace Hospital and then went the Eagle Supermarket for the bi-weekly shopping. After visiting a pharmacy, he headed back to Santa Chiara. He noticed that a gas station about ten minutes from home had gasoline.