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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Team Haiti

I have had two days to reflect on the Haiti mission trip. While I have been feeling a mixture of feelings, I keep returning to feelings of gratitude.
One of the things that I am most grateful for is the team that I served with. Some I knew well, some only in passing. These are the people that I will forever be connected to and grateful for.
Meet team Haiti.
Pastor Strom, our fearless leader
Jan, our "crabby optimist"
Bob, our Indiana Jones
Jeremy, our king of one-liners
DeeDee, our spitfire
Erin, our educator
Heather, our director of youth shenanigans
Megan, our international soul
Me, the rookie
Mike, our big brother to all
Chris, our storyteller and messenger
Judy, our baby whisperer
Emma, our blonde Haitian
Pastor and Mrs. Kessa, our Haitian brother and sister

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  1. Well, I LOVE these pictures and captions with one exception. But if I protest I will just be confirming your suspicions that I'm crabby. For the record, though, folks we stole that description from Anne Lamott's new book, "Help, Thanks, Wow" which we read during story time. Once you're done reading Kerry's blog each day, I recommend some time with the Anne Lamott book. Cheerfully yours. Or not. Jan Sieckman Kane

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    1. This made me laugh! Thank you for the book, I can't wait to read it. Although, it won't be the same as hearing the words come out of your mouth!

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  2. Oh, Kerry I can't wait to hear more, more, more! Your team looks like a fantastic group of people. Everyone looks so happy. What a life-changing experience.

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    1. Thank you, Keesha. I could write about this until the cows come home. I am forever changed.

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  3. What amazing pictures, can't wait to hear more.

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. The pictures tell the story far better than my inadequate words.

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  4. I know it was wonderful! I was privileged to go to Africa about 6 yrs ago and I have NEVER, EVER forgotten how wonderful it was!

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    1. I would love to hear more about your experience- did you write about it? Where in Africa? What did you do there?

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  5. Welcome, welcome home! I feel like you and I are now sisters of a sort for going on our trips to Haiti within a month of each other! What fabulous pictures you have. So happy for your experience.

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  6. Great pictorial Kerry! Note to team: ......I said WHIZZ!........didn't I? Dee Dee

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    1. Uh...I did not hear "whizz"...I might be deafer than a doornail, but it was def not "whizz."

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