Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Today was our first day serving in Haiti and we went to the home of sick and dying babies. Not knowing what to expect it ended up being such an inspirational experience. Crib after crib these babies were laying there or crying just wanting to be loved and held, which is exactly what we did. The first baby that I was drawn to was a little girl who looked about three months old, when really I found out she was eight months old. Every time I'd lay this baby down she would cry and cry longing to just be held a little longer. Another young girl who was four had just been received in two days before we arrived it was heart wrenching because she sat by the door crying for her "mama." This was really eye opening because she didn't if or when they would ever come back. There were a few babies receiving IV's for malnutrition which showed us the seriousness of the situations in Haiti. This was such an amazing experience and it was so hard to leave there without wanting to take them with you. God is sure doing amazing things in that environment because the love is so strong and evident.
- Emily Leibke