We are here safely in Haiti and everything is going well. The trip in yesterday went very smoothly. We arrive at the mission around 2 in the afternoon (they are one hour behind us right now even though they are further east). I was the first to see Kerwin as the bus had too many people to make it up the hill and Mike was one of those who had to walk the last couple hundred yards. Kerwin could sense that everyone was really excited and I think he knew that we were coming. We was very excited to see me and wanted me to take him out of Heaven's Waiting Room (HWR) immediately. We were on our way out when Mike got there and he recognized him and went to him right away. He is walking for longer distances without help but he falls down a lot. He has learned several signs while in school and will occasionally point to things things and tell me the sign. He uses some expressions like when he wants water or needs help. He is constantly on the go. He likes to just walk back and forth and look at what people are doing. He will sit down and play with you or do an activity but not for long. He had a great day with us yesterday and was very tired at night. When it was time for him to go to bed we had to go back to HWR to get his school clothes and to say goodnight so that the ladies knew that he was staying with us. He cried the whole way there. However, when he realized that he wasn't staying he got so excited. Then we went back to our room, put on pj's, brushed teeth, and got in bed. We looked at his picture book that Rachel and I made that shows what is going to happen as we leave here. He was very interested and wanted to sign all the people and things in the pictures. Then we said our prayers and turned out the light. It took him a little while to fall asleep because he was so wound up. He fell out of bed twice because he is used to sleeping in a bed with bars around it right on the ground. Mike had thought of this before we put him down so we put an extra mattress below his bed. I was so thankful he thought of that. The first time he fell he didn't even wake up. The second time he crawled over to me. He went to school today. This is his last week. That's about it for now. God's been good to us. We love being Kerwin's parents and he is ready to have a mom and dad. It is so wonderful to read all our your thoughts and prayers. And I wanted to tell my Bible Study women that when I got into our room and started getting things in order, I walked in the bathroom and on the wall were 3 pieces of paper with this written on them
1)God is who He says He is
2)God can do what he says He can do
3)I can do all things through Christ who give me strength
AMEN!!!!! I was so excited. Then I went into the room and was cleaning off the shelves. Up on the top shelf was a really big Sign Language book that hadn't been used in months. I had to drop to my knees and thank God right then. He is with us!!!!
On that note,
We hope to talk to you soon.
(Sorry, no pictures we couldn't get the computer to recognize our memory stick)