Published: May 7th 2007May 7th 2007
Good morning too everyone, from Haiti
With now over five months under our belt here in Haiti.., we are doing great and all is well with us. Our living experiences keep growing and we are learning so much during our time here.
We have had so many touching moments here, from being invited to soccer matches and watching the game sitting on the ground surrounded by so many young children that it would be hard to count them all. So many of them asking how to spell our names and asking us to describe what it is like where we come from, to even just wanting to touch you, or hold your hand or touching our hair (they are amazed that our hair is straight and silky, unlike theirs). We are from another planet to them. We stand out in the crowd everywhere we go. As we walk along the street, so many call out Madame Annie!! Monsieur Eric!! Word travels fast in these areas and everyone seems to know us, however, most times, Annie and I look at each other wondering who that was!!. When I had my kidney stone attack, we went to Port Au Prince
the next day for medical follow-up. You wouldn’t believe how many people from this village called us to find out how I was. These poorer than poor people spent the little monies they had in order to make a telephone call to me. It’s hard to put in words how touching this is… On most days, where we are moored in the bay in Grande Goave, the children row out to us to simply to say hello and to give us fresh mangos, coconuts or even papayas that they have climbed trees to get for us. For some of these generous children, most times its worth the row over because Annie might have some freshly baked cookies for them!! But for most time, it’s just to say hello!!!
For those who were wondering, as of this morning, I have still not passed my kidney stone, but believe me…. I have been drinking SO MUCH that this “birth” should take place in the next few days! Still drinking royal palm tree root infusions and taking lime and olive oil (along with some prescribed medications..hihi)!!! Will keep you posted…
Annie has posted a new recipe of the Month!! (Eggplant Lasagna),,
and some new drawings in our artwork section… (this should all be updated shortly)..
Don’t be shy…. please keep posting your encouraging comments. We really enjoy reading them..
Annie & Eric
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