Monday, April 19, 2010

My First Photos From Haiti

I won't bee posting anymore the rest of the week. I just got back and am truly exhausted - an emotional exhaustion like I've never experienced. We have the Spring Open House this Friday and Saturday and there is so much to do and only 3 days to get it done.

There are hundreds of photos to sort through and we were blessed to have Karl join us, an experienced photographer from Texas Tech and I can't wait to share with you his photos as well. We never made it into the heavily destroyed areas due to security but rather focused our trip on the border towns and the orphanages, shelters and a hospital for the injured in the Dominican Republic. Words cannot describe the living conditions and I am ashamed that it took a natural disaster for me to understand it. I am truly thankful to Rotary for allowing me this opportunity to deliver wheelchairs with the International Wheelchair Foundation and the HHS Foundation. There will bee many more blogs about this truly Life Changing Experience but for now I leave with a few "happy" quick snap shots. Thank-you to my Downtown Waco Lake Brazos Rotary Club that stepped up to the plate providing the funding for many of these wheelchairs. Please comment ...

Sweet Baby Girl with a wheelchair just her size. I had a hard time letting her go ...

There are so many heroic stories to tell. You won't believe this little Angel's story!

Notice his little legs callused from crawling. Now he has the gift of mobility.

This little boy is blessed with a concrete floor and a tin roof. It is the rainy season now and thousands of families are displaced in tents or worse...

She couldn't stop touching my hair...

Wash Day

A home by the water as we crossed over the border into Haiti


  1. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for loving so much :) Enjoy some time to relax.

    Smiles & Blessings,

  2. Amy, you are blessed. Lesson learned though, we will never called ourselves poor again. I'm happy you got to live such a life changing experience. Good luck with the open house. Blessings, Marta.

  3. Oh Amy, I'm sure it's an experience you'll never forget! See on Thursday.

  4. Amy,
    You will be twice blessed for this. Once for actually taking the time and energy for others and second for giving us pause to remember what we have. We forget how much we do have in just the simplest of things. Thank you.
    P.S. The children are beautiful.

  5. God's grace through people that care. Thank you for loving our people on Earth. Such beautiful faces. Jennifer jennsthreegraces

  6. I was looking forward to seeing your pictures from the trip, but I never expected them to bring me to tears. You did a wonderful deed which will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing this with us all.

  7. Hard to see through these crocodile tears that keep forming...these photos are so beautiful and painful all at the same time. I can't imagine what it would be like to experience it all in person like you have done. Thank you for being such a great example of humanity at its best.

  8. Glad you made it home safe and sound! Thanks for sharing your is humbling for all of us. :o) Continued blessings, Lori

  9. Wow...small world. I have to tell you how I got here. I saw your picture in the Haiti by Hand blog, and followed the link to your blog, and then notice you're in Texas and it just happens you're in Waco too (I'm in Hewitt...small world).

    What a blessing to get to go down and minister to the people of Haiti. We do have so much. Good reminder to be grateful.

  10. I would not have been able to let go of that little one either.
    That scenery behind the last "house"~ wow!


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