"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you may go." Josuah 1:9

Saturday, October 16, 2010

One Year

I was thinking back to how my plans for this trip started, and I remembered it was Halloween weekend of last year. I was helping the Herrera’s sell the last of the stuff from there old house. I was with them for basically 3 days straight and we had a lot of time to kill so we talked. If any of you have ever met Mrs. Tracey you would know that by spending just and hour with her you would want to go to Haiti so it stands to reason that after 3 days I wanted to come stay the summer with them. So our plan was that I would start saving money immediately and have a year and a half to save half the money I needed and I wouldn’t tell my parents. So then January 2011 rolls around I would have half the money and I could ask my parents to help me earn the rest. Now if you have ever met me you will know I can NOT keep a secret from my parents, most especially my mom. So about 3min after I got home from helping the Herrera’s it was, “hey mom…” So I told her my plan and the only problem she had with it was that I would be gone for my 16th birthday, so she broke me down to a month. As I’m planning this trip I’m just imagining that day and how hard it will be to leave me family and fly out of the country. Just typing that makes me nervous inside, but I know that God will get me through. Even thought I fear leaving, I fear even more that I won’t want to come back. I love the Herrera’s to death and I love Haiti even more. I think I will just be getting used to it by the time my month is over, I think I will just really want to stay! But who knows I could be there a month and be dying to get back. Any way the whole point of this post is that it’s been almost a year and my plans are still moving! I have almost $600 saved up from donations hear and there and jobs I have done. I haven’t even sent out support letters and I’m approximately 1/3 of the way there! I have 9 months (approximately) to save $900 more dollars then I’ll be there! This excites me beyond words can say!  God bless, Kenzie