Monday, January 25, 2010

there are still flowers



On Sunday Ben and I went hiking in Kenscoff. We haven't spent any time alone together since the earthquake so it was the first chance we've had to process together how we're doing. It felt so good to be out of Port-Au-Prince, to talk and rest and really cry for the first time.

Seeing flowers instead of rubble and IDP camps, smelling eucalyptus and pine needles instead of cement dust and smoke we were reminded that there IS still beauty in Haiti. It was incredibly healing to be able to see and feel the presence of the divine around us in ways that have been much more difficult in Port-Au-Prince since the earthquake.










7 comments:

Fred and Jean said...

"The heavens are telling the glory of God' and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands...the law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul...the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart..." Ps. 19 We praise the Lord for meeting you with healing in the beauty of His creation! with our prayers and MUCH LOVE! M&D

nerkert said...

So glad that you had this very important (albeit brief)reprieve. Love the photos, especially the one - well, you know which one! Love, Mom

laura said...

Dear Ben & Lexi,
I was going to say what Lexi's Mom said! Life can have incredible bittersweetness. Lots of love & hugs & frequent prayers, Laura

ianandmonica said...

Ahhh. I am so glad you both had this time. Desert to a garden is our prayer. Love you so much.

Megan said...

How wonderful for you both. I can only imagine how your spirits were lifted that day. Beautiful pictures - especially the third one! Continuing to pray for you both. Megan

Donna Hildebrand said...

This was concisely and beautifully said...yes, keep finding ways to get away and refresh/renew yourselves. We're praying daily!

Anonymous said...

so glad to see this. remember that God will give you NEW strength EACH day. love you guys. JRD

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