All three boys are doing well! Jayden is a very kind hearted boy. This is a note he wrote me recently.
With Christmas approaching, we decorated the house to make it more cozy,
Alexander is the smiliest, friendliest baby I know.
For Christmas I got two very great gifts so far! Our toilet after many, many months is finally fixed and (can you believe it) the road in front of our house is PAVED! It wasn't a long process either, as roadwork often is here in Haiti. Within a matter of two weeks we had asphalt! Here is the event in pictures:
The new road has significantly decreased the amount of dust wafting into our house daily for which I am very, very thankful!
Finally, I promised to share some "life lessons" I've learned during our time here so here goes:
One thing that really struck me in the 6 years we've lived here was how people from very different countries, cultures, backgrounds and denominations could work so well together. How could people do it so well here, when back home people, cultural groups, churches and denominations often had the tendency to be so exclusive? What was the secret? I think I found the answer in this quote from Augustine.
"In the essentials, unity;
In non-essentials, liberty;
In all things, charity. "