Thursday, April 29, 2010

Haiti Bound

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.


melifaif said...

Oh my goodness, that is the sweetest little video I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing. May God bless you on your trip to Haiti.

The Reeds said...

How awesome!! And totally sweet. My favorite part was "And God too!". Thanks for sharing.


April said...

I think it's amazing that you get to go to Haiti to see your daughter! Can't wait to hear how it goes and many prayers for you ALL!

Debi said...

I loved the video!! A worship leader in training.
Praying for you and Libby na Keemberie as you prepare for your amazing Haiti trip.
Love and hugs and prayers,

KK said...

A mini, Christian version of someone like John Butler in the making haha!

Jenna said...

Hi Cindy,
You don't know husband and I graduated from ETBU in 2003 and we loved when you guys came to lead worship for us there. I have listened to your music for a long time. I love "I Have A River"! Your blog has really hit home with me tonight. I went back and read the "square" posts. For the last 5 years I have had this tug in my heart for adoption. But in the last few months it has been so strong. So storng that my husband is feeling it too! We are really feeling like God is calling us to Africa to adopt. We are excited about this crazy wild journey but also nervous about how it will all come together. Thank you for reminding me that He is in control and the He is not at all nervous about how it will work together...thanks for reminding me to quit being so "square". Praying for your family and Kimmie!:)

Alli said...

Go Libby! Love it!
Also, so glad you get to go see Keemberlie! What a blessing!

Marti Pieper said...

Catching up on you after an out of town trip. That was indeed awesome. Makes me miss my little ones making up those spontaneous songs. And I'm praying toward your trip. May He prepare the way--in every way!

carissa said...

this video of lib just completely makes me smile! she rocks!!! i definitely see her following in her mom and dad's footesteps (did you catch that... ha ha! i cracked myself up!).

hopefully your two sick babies are better today!!! so sorry! praying for them! hunter had a sneezing fest this morning... it makes me nervous! we can't be bringing a newborn into a sick house!

praying for your trip!

Kyla Makay said...

HOW CUTE!!!!! That is awesome that at a young age your daughter knows God's love for her, and her love for God and, well it is just bringing tears to my eyes. :) And I think you have a musician in the family. That was actually not that bad at all. :)


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