Today we're working at Harbor House. We will get photos of the house changes and give you a tour very soon.
For those familiar with Heartline, you know this house used to be the boys home (orphanage) prior to the earthquake. Then it was a hospital after the earthquake.
It is really starting to be a home now. The ladies are settling into chores and routines and we're adding more to their schedules slowly. Brit Gilbert, the young woman living with the girls reports that all of the young moms are taking ownership now and she is encouraged by what she is seeing.
Our biggest challenge is clearly going to be conflict resolution. Troy is a fairly patient man but I could see his patience leaving as a fight about nothing was described in detail (over and over) to him yesterday. We've sort of implemented a good cop bad cop system. Troy is playing bad cop. I am not so sure they find him all that bad though. "Papi Troy" is not intimidating - even when angry. The girls think he is funny, not scary. :) I laughed at him last week when I said, "We always thought having five daughters was crazy, now you have ten!" He jokingly replied, "Yeah, God hates me." ;)
The best thing about all of this Harbor House stuff is that we have no idea how to do any of it. It forces us to accept that we're going to make mistakes and to rely on and trust God on the path ... in each step and decision.
Psalm 16:11 (The Message)11 Now you've got my feet on the life path,
all radiant from the shining of your face.
Ever since you took my hand,
I'm on the right way.