Thursday, November 14, 2013

Packing


Thanks to some awesome
benefactors,
there will be some of
God's tiniest clothed!
 
While in Haiti, next week,
we will be helping out at an orphanage
for preschool children.
Twenty one
children
in desperate need of
food,
clothing..
basics!
 
So, I packed. 

And
Kendall helped.
At four, she had a lot of questions
about where their
Mommies and Daddies were,
why they needed clothes.
"don't they even have a car?"
 
and
"Can I go with you and play with them?"

Clothing was found at
end of year prices.

Bible story books,

lots of sewing,

and flip flops for $1 each.
How can you pass that up?

Some more sewing,
and
underwear.
I found a huge duffel bag at the church,
and
I packed
and weighed
and
packed
and
weighed.
 
Add a can of formula,
some more clothing,
weigh again.
 
Getting the picture?
Finally at 43 pounds,
I decided that was close enough to fifty
and I quit.
I mean, after all,
I have another suitcase to fill yet.
 
I pull the zipper to close it...
 
AND IT WAS BROKE!!!
 
Off to the attic to find one of my bags.
 
I mean, after all, do we really need that many suitcases
and
duffel bags? 
 
Believe me,
I checked
and
double checked that zipper
before I moved everything! 
 
And,
the next suitcase? 
I have repeatedly checked that zipper!
 


2 comments:

Raggedy Creations said...

Hope all goes well on your trip. Our ladies missionary group has sent things to Haiti already. We have a missionary there.

Felicia

Holly said...

What an awesome opportunity. Sounds like a great trip with lots of blessings in store. Can't wait to hear all about it.