Have you ever seen a more perfect profile?
She is beautiful.
She lives with 25 other children in a small, walled-in (for protection) village in eastern Haiti.
She would have been trafficked.
But now she gets to sleep in a safe home.
With running water.
And a "mother."
She is fed well.
She gets educated.
And she doesn't need to grow up repeatedly wounded and broken down.
She gets to grow up with a heart that is allowed to hope.
I have tried to get my thoughts into this post 4 or 5 times, but each time I deleted them.
Because this trip has felt much more complicated than I ever imagined.
I figured 5 days in Haiti would be pretty fun.
But there have been many moments that I find myself questioning everything from calling to theology.
I need more days to process what I have learned and experienced.
And so, I'll leave this post short and sweet.
Revisit it later when I return home.
Because Haiti is heavy.
Poverty is deeper than I imagined.
Humanity is more beautiful than I believed.
And Help One Now spans the distance between the two in ways that have left me hurrying to pull my sunglasses over my eyes so no one sees my tears streaming.
Like when this little one fell asleep on my lap today.
Feeling safe and cared for.