Thursday, July 27, 2006

No More Explanation

Revised the original post (called More Explanation)

Advice received & taken-

Troy & Tara,
A friend sent us your blog site. Excellent! WE have been in Haiti for 20 years. I am not too good at this blogging stuff because I have learned not to care too much what people think. My suggestion to you though, if you want to continue to blog your honest thoughts and feelings, realize that your site is going across cultural context lines. People who do not live here full time have no clue just as your Haitian friends have no clue what your life was like in the United States. If you want to be honest then let people vent but dont take it personal and don't justify or defend what you do, that's a dangerous and self damaging road to go down. Everyone has to make decisions based on many factors and its different for everyone. Hope we can meet you guys some time. Keep the faith and keep moving forward.

- P.

So, this guy has been her 20 years. He knows what he is talking about. I am new and wet behind the ears - I read his post and knew it was a word for me today. So I deleted the whole original post of defending saying No and defending what a mom does. Done defending. I need smart people like this to set me straight sometimes. Woot woot to you sir!

PS-I am entering a 12 step program for computer addicts down the road here in LaDigue. I am already past step 1 ... I have admitted I have a problem. We meet tonight, I'll let you know how it goes. Anyone want to be my sponsor?