Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Oh Happy Day!!

Well, I have to apologize for not blogging last night. But I was otherwise engaged. This is why!!!

The smile on his face was joy to my soul!

My sweet, sweet, friend Ruth came to the airport with her 3 boys so she could watch my 4 kids at the baggage claim and allow me a brief moment with Lance when he got off the plane. That was the best hug I've ever gotten in my life!

The kids were waiting at the bottom of the escalator with signs for their Daddy! (Ruth brought her camera and took pictures. They were far better than my phone camera pics!) Thank you Ruth! I love you!

I don't have much to say tonight except that I am so happy to have my husband home. A changed man. You can see it in his face. This experience has affected us so deeply. It is not a passing, once in a lifetime thing. We both have felt the Lord calling us to missions in Haiti. Not to live there as missionaries, but to go and bring relief and aid throughout the years to come.
And here is a special treat. Lance is a writer. His words just flow and are so moving. He has written me several cards and letters in our years together and each one is beautiful. He doesn't get to journal nearly as much as he would like to. But when he does, it amazes me.
When he left, I told him to journal something everyday. No matter if it were just 2 sentences. He did and when I told him that over 200 people a day were reading my blog the past two weeks, the first thing out of his mouth was, "Maybe you could put my journal on there." I was surprised that he would open his thoughts up like that. He is a very private person. But he is a person who wants the situation in Haiti known and not forgotten.
So the next few days I will be blogging Lance's journal from the trip. One entry a day. I want my children to know what their father did and why. And what he was feeling when he did it. Let me tell you that when I read it, my heart was humbled and broken.


  1. So thankful that Lance is home safe & sound!!

  2. Tears tears and more tears. What beautiful moments your friend captured. Thank you for sharing them. I am excited to read Lance's words.

  3. This made me cry!
    And when you get Lance's journal up - I hope it's okay if I send a few hundred (or thousand) more over. I'd love for people to hear first hand about haiti.

  4. I am so glad he is home! Tell him that the whole time we were in the hospital the people working there were all talking so great about him and what an honor it was to know him! I couldn't agree more! :) Hunter was disappointed that Dr. Faddis couldn't come and see him at the hospital! ;)

  5. Eager to read Lance's journal!! Glad he is safely home! Love you guys!

  6. So glad he is home! Looking forward to reading his thoughts from his journal. Thank you again for your hearts to serve.