Blog // Heart for Haiti

A baby at a Haiti orphanage. Her condition is very weak without much available to care for her. © Heather Hendrick 2010

Reality is a Weighty Thing

Stepping in to the hurt of a under-funded, under-staffed Haiti orphanage

Remember the four week old baby whose mother died?

Remember how she was offered to us? We were asked if we wanted her?

Remember how I said we cried over her and then sent her back to the orphanage?

An orphanage we had never seen.

Part of coming to Haiti for us is facing the orphan crisis in this country and hopefully in this world. We'll also admit that we're big wienies who don't like to face this stuff alone, so we are making you face it with us.

The moment a woman at your gate hands you her baby and begs you to take her is the moment when there's no more pretending. We had spent most of our life trying to insulate ourselves from pain, honesty and suffering while living in the US. When someone hands you a four week old baby and says, "Do you want her?" all that padding and insulation suddenly falls apart. The surround sound airbags explode, and the substance you're left with is cold, hard, and uncomfortable.

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