“The world breaks every one and afterward
many are strong at the broken places.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
The last few days have been intense. Once I am able to laugh at it maybe I'll break it down in detail. For now we ask for prayers for the ladies that are due in the next thirty days. These are strong women that have endured more than I can imagine.
On Sunday while rubbing Marie Nirva's back during a contraction, we noticed a huge dent. We asked her about it and she said, "That is from when I got shot during a burglary of my home when I was ten years old." Marie had an intense birth. She and her son are doing well now.
The photo above is of Honchye (L) and Nadia (R), both are due in the next thirty days. The story that Honchyse told me about the violent way her mother died will never be forgotten. It defies comprehension. She carries that pain and loss. She won't have her mother with her when she delivers her first born, due mid-April.
At times all this depravity and brokeness that we see and hear about can squash and even swallow our hope whole. We all count on prayers for strength and courage. Thank you for carrying these burdens with us. Thank you for standing with and fighting for Haitian women.
God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble.