Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In five days I will be boarding a plane to Haiti.

Through the incredible generosity of the people in our lives, and even strangers, I have raised enough money to rebuild a small part of the world. I am floored by the donations totaling over $4,000. Thank you. Thank you so much.

I've never been so aware of my limitations. All week long, I've just been wishing that I had gone to med school instead of nursing school. I wish I knew more so I could better help these people. But, I'm thankful for this practical skill set as an RN, and, as my friend Lexie pointed out as we were getting supplies yesterday, this is when God works miracles...when we recognize our limitations and are totally dependent on Him.

I just purchased travel medical and evacuation insurance...but I'm not afraid of anything happening...it was more for other peoples' peace of mind.

I also purchased my mosquito net, bug spray, and permethrin to treat my clothes today...those WERE for my own peace of mind! :-)

I've never been clingy with my husband before, but I don't want to let him out of my sight right now. I feel like half of me will still be at home when I arrive on Sunday. Fortunately, AT&T is allowing free calls and texts out of Haiti for all relief workers, so I will be able to share with him some sense of what I'm experiencing.

And, I wish I could get on that plane today. I'm ready to go. I know that nothing can prepare me for the devastation that will be in front of me when I arrive. I know my knowledge will be limited, but I'm trusting God to work miracles.

I'll do my best to update the bloggy-blog while I'm there if I have any internet access. Thanks for continuing to pray!


  1. Courtney ~ I am boarding a plane in the morning for Chicago. Wanted you to know that I am praying for you as you go and can't wait for the next Thursday to hear all your stories as you begin to process your experience.

  2. Praying for you, and can't wait to here how God is going to use you!