well there has been a big decision to make in our home these last two days. we've pondered and prayed... and pondered and prayed. this coming friday grant and i will be joining leisa and paul (and grant's brothers- jordan and caleb) to haiti. i don't really know how to express my emotions about this. i had an ice cream date with my bff's trudy and jess, they helped to comfort and excite me. i think i'm excited, anxious, nervous, happy, determined, worried, (i could keep going, really) all at the same time. i feel very blessed for this opportunity, it's actually overwhelming (my eyes water up every time i think about it). most of all i can't wait to experience this with my husband. i love him so much.
there is a huge demand for medical supplies, as i'm sure all of you know. the earthquake left many children parentless and parent's childrenless. for the next week, we are working in coalition with children's hope (leisa's organization), and trying to collect as much as we can to bring down with us. sometimes in disaster situations, it's so easy to feel emotion about it. we feel sad for the people and have a desire to do something but all too often we sit back and wait for someone else to do the work. or we simply don't know what to do. but this is it. this is your chance to help. you hear it all the time but EVERY BIT HELPS. please help to spread the word. tell your family and friends. make announcements in your ward. post something on your blog. we will be collecting supplies until thursday. here is a list of things we need.
powdered baby formula
costco (bulk) advil (ibuprofen)
costco (bulk) tylenol (acetaminophen)
if you're willing to donate any of these, please email, call or text and we will send you our address. for those of you who aren't local you can email a pledge to firstname.lastname@example.org. we're also accepting checks made out to children's hope.
p.s. for those of you who wanted more journal entries, leisa has posted them all here. unfortunately with how busy she has been since she returned home, the last one is #5. i'm sure there will be more to come.