We have been planning and thinking about all of the things we want to do before we leave Haiti. One of our favorite memories was when we took all of our aunts and children to the beach, so that definitely had to go on the list. Last week Tuesday was the day. We talked about it for a few days and I might have been asked over 50 times if indeed, everyone was going to the beach. Usually the children have to take turns so they really didn't want to be the one left behind. We assured them over and over that everyone was going.
Tuesday morning, after packing way too many towels and many other "just in case" items, eleven children, six aunts, and Dan and I packed into the van and were on our way. We prayed and sang on the way to the beach. I love to hear these ladies sing so I will treasure that time.
Once we arrived, almost everyone went for the water. Some people like it more than others, but the children definitely spent more time in the water this time than they did in previous times. They seem to be getting more used to it and enjoying it. It was bittersweet to watch all of the children playing together, the aunts interacting with our children, and everyone laughing and playing. We will miss these times!! Here are some photos of our day for you to enjoy.