Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Don't forget

I just wanted to take this opportunity to stand on my soapbox. *Just move it over to the left a bit... no, right... okay.. ahem. *

I think its getting easier for us to set aside what's going on. The news stations for the most part have retreated. The initial outpouring of support is slowing down. It gets easier to forget. It seems as though its worlds away. But its not. This little island country is integrated into our lives here. You don't have to go far, especially in our area, to know someone personally connected to Haiti. My friend, Ana Lydia, who had to come to the states to safely have her baby, while her husband is still working in Haiti.
My friend Sara, who is trying to patiently wait right now as the Prime Minister meets with the ambassador to hopefully clear this up. Her baby boy is now sick and praying as only a mother can for her baby to be in her arms at last!
 And more friends have adopted from Haiti, we along with our school sponsors Mission Haiti, and it doesn't take long to see there is still plenty of heartbreak out there for Haiti.
So my point is this... Don't forget. Keep praying. And check out this awesome video. Praise God for all that has been done already and for what we know He will continue to do.

*Stepping down now*


Diane said...

Thank you for the reminder! :O)


Deborah Ann said...

Thank you for reminding us, there is still so much need in Haiti...I have been praying...

Jennifer said...

YES... it is so important that we don't forget! I am praying!! That video and song is SO beautiful... I wish I could just bring all of those precious babies home with me! :)

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Thank you for keeping Haiti at the forefront, Alicia. My daughters and I have been discussing this very issue this week.

God bless you, dear one.