03 June 2007

home sweet home

our flight from miami to msp got delayed over an hour and a half - after we'd already gotten on the plane, they told us there was something wrong with the brakes and we deplaned. i was annoyed, because i was so ready to be home, but i guess i'd rather land in minneapolis with brakes that work. maybe it's just me.

i finally got to bed at around 3 this morning, after a middle-of-the-night snack of peanut butter toast and cold skim milk - AMAZING. boy, was it good to be in my own bed, with my own pillow and my own sheets and my husband. and to use my own shower. and to drink my own coffee this morning, and sit on my couch and snuggle with my kitty.

our house seems so big and clean and cozy. and we have so many beautiful things. our hardwood floors looked shinier than i remembered, and sammy was bigger and fluffier than i remembered, and ryan was even cuter than i remembered, and my car was cleaner than i remembered (although that's probably because ryan has been driving it, and he vacuumed it for me. ha!)

thanks to all of you for your prayers. i really sensed God's protective hand on me in haiti, in spite of the potential dangers. and a huge thank you to those of you who supported me financially - your generous gifts are what afforded me the privilege of briefly joining God's work in haiti. it was an incredible experience, for which i am eternally grateful. thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you, and for walking with me on this part of my journey.

i'll write more - and post pictures! - at a later point; i'm now off to unpack further ... love.


Dawn said...

Amy...I just now sat down and read for MYSELF the entire record of your trip to Haiti. (All along I found others to read it TO me, but I wasn't able to read it for myself until now.) Wow. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes at this amazing experience you have had. You went to a part of the world that I will never see and you have left your mark on people there and they have left their's on you and changed you. I was so afraid for you to go. I had to entrust you to God's care many, many, many times a day. But I'm so glad you went. Thanks for sharing the trip with me. I can't WAIT to SEE your pictures the next time you are home. And that video of the kids' singing. I want to see that.

I love you, my dear friend and daughter...Mom

jen hanson said...

amy! i have been thinking about you and praying for you so much! it's good to hear that you're home safetly and had such an amazing time. faithfuli miss you and can't wait to see you! love you!

-Lisa- said...

Hi Amy-
You don't really know me... but I work with the youth, well, did. But, I went to Haiti 2wice as a youth with Open door and once as a leader, 4 years later.
I almost went on this trip with you and the team, but it just was bad timing... it was so beautiful hearing your words.. I miss it much! I'd LOVE to see pictures if you ever get a chance!