There’s a story here. There’s so much to tell and honestly, I don’t know where to start. So I’m not going to for right now.
My work is done and your work is done. Watch the mainstream media from here on out as I’m sure they will raise Jamie and Ali up to be the heroes they ABSOLUTELY are. These girls have a bravery and selflessness that I don’t think I’ll ever comprehend.
I am not a hero and I can say that with 100% confidence and don’t argue with me. I was charged with bringing awareness to their plight and issuing pleas as immediate needs arose. It doesn’t matter how loud I screamed; if no one was there to hear me, I never made a sound. You heard and you sprang into action and that makes YOU the social media hero. I was invited by Jamie and Ali to visit them at the hospital this afternoon. I have seen the children and they are so happy and well taken care of right now. You should be so proud of this day.
When I can, I’ll explain to you why there was so much secrecy regarding so many things, why I wouldn’t confirm certain things the media was reporting. I’ll tell you about the chaos, the terror, the tears, the criticism, and I will also tell you how Jonathan Wander is a real life superhero. Through all of this, he and I have experienced together some of the lowest of lows and even more lows until finally, FINALLY, the highest of highs. Complete with lots of crying. He and I are bound together for life. I can’t speak for him, but I know that for me, this week has changed me as a person.
I have been dead to my husband, to my family, and to my children for five days now, or six? Seven? I don’t know. I have done practically nothing but sit at my computer and talk on my phone. Like others behind the scenes, I would wake up, blink, eat lunch, blink, and look at the clock to realize it is 2:00 a.m. and at some point in time, my husband put my children to bed and he’s sound asleep, too. Lather, rinse, and repeat. I’m not writing that to complain or to brag. I’m writing that so that you’ll understand the next thing I’m going to say …
I will not be posting here at That’s Church for a week to give me time to process everything that has happened. Too much to take in right now. It seems surreal. Did it really happen? I almost got run over by a toy truck today, zoomed at me across the floor with great speed by a young Haitian. I guess it really happened.
Well done, readers. I’ll write you a proper and gushing thank you when my brain starts working again.
For now, I just want to put my head down without paralyzing fear for the survival of the children of BRESMA.
Haiti still suffers.