After prayer and much thought, we made a family decision for Libby and I to travel to Haiti to meet Keemberlie May 15-19. We are SO excited! Billy is going to take care of sweet Gracie for those 5 days (pray for him, lol!) and I am very thankful he is okay with that. I can't wait for Libby to meet Keemberlie. I pray they will do some quick, good bonding while we're there. Mostly, I can't wait to hug on her!
We will be in packing mode beginning next week. We will be delivering some care packages to other kids matched to San Antonio families and taking some items for the orphanage. I've been chatting with Libby about all of this in order to prepare her as best as possible. This is what she told me today, "Mom, I want to take food to the people in Haiti. And I want to teach them about Jesus. I know, you can hand out the food and clothes and I'll preach to them." (hilarious!) Then she told me what she was going to preach, "We love Jesus and God too. We love God sooooo much." Shortest sermon ever.
Actually, that's been a constant them for Libby lately. She wrote her own song with those very words. Here's proof:
Billy has been showing Libby some YouTube videos of guitar players who play in creative ways, making the guitar percussive as well as musical. Libby took notes, apparently, and put it to work. I love the part where she sings, "I love Jesus as best I can"... so cute!
Keemberlie, Libby and I are coming to see you very soon!!!!!!!!! And apparently, she's going to preach!
Last note of the day: Gracie is sick with a bad cold and ear infection PLUS she is teething. She has mucas pouring out her nose and slobber pouring out of her mouth and to top it all off, she had her 15 month check up and had to get 4 shots today. She is so miserable. Poor, sweet thing.
Billy comes home tonight from his less-than-desirable fishing trip. He got food poisoning the first night of fishing and never got to fish again. I have two sick babies on my hands as of tonight.