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Monday, September 7, 2009

Garden of Love

A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart.
~Author Unknown

I am so happy to share that Ian and Alec's grandmother - my mom - is going to have the opportunity to meet the two newest "blossoms" in her garden of Love. God works in wonderful and mysterious ways and even through Facebook statuses!

Recently I posted a wish that my sister might be able to join me on my trip to see the boys in October. Soon thereafter she received a very unexpected e-mail from someone who wished to remain anonymous, offering to pay her way to Haiti! When it became apparent that due to schedule conflicts and the needs of her four young children my sister would be unable to come, this sweet giver offered to send my mom instead.

I cannot express how deeply happy I am to have my mom with me on this trip.

Unlike the last trip, which was my first visit alone to Haiti, I don't have to fear the many unknowns. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and am thankful to have a much better idea about what is in store. But the fact that someone in my immediate family (outside of my husband, who was with me last September) will be able to share the sights, sounds, and searing sensations of Haiti with me - and will forever be able to connect in that way with my children and their history and heritage - is such a tremendous blessing.

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. To the giver who made this all possible; to my sister who truly wanted to go but understood her family's needs and was willing to help our mom go instead; and to my mom for stepping outside her comfort zone for her daughter and her two newest grandsons.

I am truly grateful.


Life with Kaishon said...

This is so exciting Steph! I am praying they come home soon too!

sea salt MOSAIC said...

I am so happy for you and your mom. What a blessing for all of you and especially grama and Ian and Alec. . . oh, I will be praying for God to work deeply in your lives while you're there together in Haiti.

Carina said...

What an amazing blessing... I love hearing stories of how God blesses with the generous gifts of others... in ways we would have never imagined!!

Salzwedel Family said...

What an amazing blessing!

God's Grace said...

Oh that is such a blessing!

Kathy's Korner said...

Oh how absolutely fabulous!!!! Still praying this is a come home trip!!

Amanda said...

That is SOOOO very cool, Stephanie! Your MOM. I would LOVE for my mom to go, too!

I'm still waiting on my I600 appointment in haiti so I can officially jump on the count it down band wagon with you. Please pray that we get it today! It will be four business days today!