Every day is hot.
We wake with the sun high, and temperatures well above 80 degrees as the morning breaks open.
Without air conditioning to break the cycle, the body heat rises warming the skin to a sometimes oppressive climate.
With daily summer temperatures in the 90's or 100's with a hundred percent humidity, the people march on - selling their wares, building new buildings, teaching the next generation, cooking their meals, loving, living, moving forward....
The earthquake has changed so much in Haiti, but the resilience of the people is just astounding. God is still so amazing, still on the throne, still in charge.
Oh, why did I ever doubt?
This past week as we, in a practical sense, make order in the chaos, I find myself wanting to count my gifts....
Gratitude - a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours;
the state of feeling grateful
~Surprising my parents by bringing my sister along with me to Haiti
~Being in Haiti with my sister for the first time in 9 years
~Screaming over the surprise of bugs and rodents in "unexpected" places
~Taking pictures of new experiences, new moments, new memories
~Eating one of my favorite meals - Haitian rice & beans
~Helping fellow missionary with my parents, Carole, move back into her NEW apartment
I have joined The Gratitude Community -- a place to be inspired by others and what God is doing in their lives, a chance to share my own journey of gratitude, and an opportunity to REMEMBER to be grateful in ALL things. So on Mondays, I will add to my list of 1000 gifts of all the graces God has provided in my life. Would you consider joining me? Even if you don't blog, you can join the gratitude community by starting a gratitude journal, mentionning your gifts on Facebook, or sending e-mails to your friends. Let's work together to help in creating a more thankful, joyous world!!