Update from Dixie- January 20

20 January 2010  6:25 AM

Another large earthquake struck here about 6:10 AM. It registered 6.1 on the scale!!! It shook the house but only for about 10 seconds.  The children are again outside on the driveway.  There is no way they will probably come back in today!  It rained last night so it is cold and wet out there. This is NOT an aftershock...this was an earthquake to all of us!!

When will I be able to sleep with my bedroom door shut again?  When will I be able to put my foot rest up on my recliner and not sit in fear that I cannot get out fast enough if there is another earthquake?  How long before the earth stops moving and I stop being dizzy all of the time?  How long before every little shake of the house does not make my heart beat faster?

We had 14 people come yesterday to help.  All thought they had prepared themselves for the aftershocks...it did not work!  They jumped out of bed and were just as scared as the rest of us who had lived through the 7.0!

I am headed to the US Embassy to get visas.  Please pray that a visa is issued for each child and we can get the children out of Haiti to their families!

We are all so ready for this to be over!  I am afraid to live in this big 3 story house!  I am claustorphobic and the thought of being buried under concrete is almost too much.  I am rethinking the design for the new orphanage!  It may be only one story!!!

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Deborah Adair wrote:
Dearest Dixie, We in Canada can only imagine what you are going through. It is horrifying to watch on TV. Our hearts cry out for you. You had our little sons Zachary & Jelithan Georges at GLA and they came home to us 3 years ago. Thank you for the loving care you gave them. Thanks to all the staff. Zachary & Jelithan saw you on TV a couple of days ago and recognized you. They are hoping and praying they hear news of their mama in Haiti and little sister Gladinia Raphael. I pray that you receive some rest with the extra help you have. I know the job is tremendous. God give you rest!

Wed, January 20, 2010 @ 6:43 PM

2. Karen Wiebe wrote:
You will not be forgotten. I live in Canada, and I know 3 people who have worked in your orphanage. I am also married to a man who has been a missionary in Haiti, I know for certain, that when we start to forget we will be reminded. I have heard over and over again "once you have been to Haiti you are forever changed." You are constantly in our prayers, and you are loved by alot of people. And yes we know Haiti and your orphanage will need financial help in the years to come. We are with you for the long haul. I promise.

Wed, January 20, 2010 @ 6:57 PM

3. Tom Vanderwell wrote:
Karen, Thank you. Tom

Sat, January 23, 2010 @ 11:20 AM

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