Update from Dixie- January 19

19 January 2010  11:45 PM

Today was a good day! We received 2 truckloads of water! We can bath and do laundry now. We also received supplies from the Dutch Marines and our Humanitarian Relief Plane arrived with part of the supplies. The rest will come in tomorrow..maybe!

People in the community lined up at the gate watching the food and supplies being brought in. I am glad we have security staying the night. Tomorrow, we will start making up food packets for houses around us. Rice is now $10 USD for a 5 pound bag. The prices are horrible and unaffordable for the average Haitian.

I seemed to do nothing but run around today. I do one thing and then another and then forgot what I was doing before I was interrupted! A British TV crew came to interview Susan. They told me that Susan is a national sensation in Great Britian! Susan HATES having her photo taken or any sort of attention. It took a disaster to make her allow her photo taken and for her to talk on television! LOL I spoke to them about how much I have appreciated Susan being here. I do not know what we would have done without her to run the nursery during this time!

Stephanie and Amanda have made so many photocopies that our copier shut down because it overheated! Thankfully, when it cooled down, it came back on. I do not know what we would have done with that photocopier!

Melanie has been getting photos and children ready to leave to join their forever families. Lois and Brad have been doing whatever is needed and keeping the kitchen running and people fed. Laurie has been going all over Port-au-Prince and to the airport ever since Wednesday. John has been helping everywhere.  We are all ready for a break and a rest! But we cannot rest until the children go to their forever families!

I ask that you all pray for the children in the orphanage that are going to France and Canada. We need to pray that they will allow the children being adopted by French and Canadian families to go to their adoptive families now and finish the paperwork later! God can make this happen.

I continue to speak to CNN, Canadian Radio, British TV and Radio, Newspapers, and even a group of French reporters! Thankfully, God has given me the words to say. I hated talking in front of groups as a child. I am so thankful that God changed me as I matured.

The inside of the house looks like a tornado has hit it! Everything is covered in “things”! I hate clutter and especially when we have so many visitors here! We may have to take a few hours one day to help the housekeeper straighten up. Just for my sanity…

We have not had any large aftershocks for 24 hours! The continuous aftershocks were really wearing on all of our nerves! We could not sleep. We also felt dizzy and sick from the constant movement of the earth under our feet. Today, has been better.

I absolutely could not sit at my desk one more minute abut 2 PM today! An extreme exhaustion came over me. My arms were heavy and my neck was too weak to hold my head up! I told the staff that I had to lay down for an hour. By the time I got upstairs to my bed, I was so dizzy that I could not walk a straight line! I laid down for an hour and did my Sudoku Puzzles, slept for about 15 minutes and then felt much better! I was scared to death that I was getting sick and there was no way that I could be sick right now!   I also had not had any of the choking episodes that I had from October to December for quite some time until the last few days! I think they came back just because of the exhaustion! Pray that they will go away again and not get any worse!

In some papers, Haiti is now on the second page. I hope the world does not forget Haiti! People are still being saved from buildings. We need the world to remember Haiti. Do not forget us!

I am late blogging today.  I am working 6 AM to Midnight every day.  I am tired.  Will hopefully blog again tomorrow.

And Life in Haiti goes on…

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Lisa wrote:
Dixie, You don't know me, but I want you to know we have NOT forgoten you. I lay awake in bed at night thinking about all of you and everyone in Haiti and my heart just breaks. I know the Lord is with you. Thank you for what you are doing for all those little ones.

Thu, January 21, 2010 @ 8:54 PM

2. Heather Baker wrote:
I have been up reading your entire blog. I want to assure you, the world may begin to forget Haiti, but we will not. We will also do our part to help others remember. May the God of all peace grant you the strength to carry on. Praying for supernatural power, even more than man power. Asking for angels to guard and protect you and the precious little ones in your care... --Heather Baker

Fri, January 22, 2010 @ 5:21 AM

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