Mom took many photos in Haiti, but we will leave those for the news organizations and their posts and blogs. It was devastating. I know this will change her, just a little. When you see such desperation - its hard to comprehend. The people of Haiti that Mom came in contact with were kind, and gentle. They lost everything - but showed up at the work site asking to work - not for a handout - but a job. The children just simply broke her heart.
I think Mom was a little embarrassed when she reflected on things that she has gotten upset about in the past few weeks prior to this trip. Who cares if the Lincoln Tunnel is backed up - you're still going home. What's the big deal if the outfit you meant to wear to that special occasion didn't get back from the dry cleaners in time - you have a closet full.
I know there is so much need in the world today - Mom and I both hope that the people of Haiti are not forgotten as we move on with our lives.
We're going to take a few days to cuddle and relax (Mom needs a lot of sleep), but we'll be reading our blog friends and promise to get back to posting next week.