The kids are all warm and dry, well those that don’t continuously try to stick their little arms through the balcony railing to catch as many of the millions of big fat raindrops as possible, while unconsciously soaking their sleeves.
I just went to make rounds and check on everyone. Two of the kids bedrooms have windows facing south that are leaking and pooling water on the floor so they rearranged their rooms temporarily to keep the beds from getting damp, and moved the kids. The kids are broken into their room groups, embracing day two of being stuck inside. Watching a DVD, reading, coloring, building with blocks, and singing… love to hear the ladies break into song and lead their little ones along… “Jesus Loves Me”, and “Waves of Mercy” drifting in and out of the rooms. No one seems to be too cranky or cooped up yet, we’re hoping they stay in a drowsy sort of rainy day coma and don’t feel the need to have indoor races and wrestling matches later. As I was snapping a few photos from the third floor balcony I looked down below to watch the boys from Marielle’s room flying paper airplanes off their balcony into the “storm” to see who’s could go the farthest in the rain. Lots of cheers for Davidson’s who made it all the way over our backyard, which looks like a flooded rice patty, and into the neighbors bent over banana tree before disintegrating into the wind shredded foliage. “Science Classes” weather station rain gauge is overflowing at 10cm.
But while we are doing well here, and giving thanks for warm dry rooms, sturdy structures, good drainage we are praying for the rest of Haiti and our Caribbean neighbors who we know are battling flooding and winds far harder than we have experienced. Please continue to pray for them with us…
Posted on Thu, October 25, 2012