We went to our hotel's website and it says that the hotel is structurally sound and should reopen soon. That means the outside broken orange wall on the TV didn't impact the interior of the hotel. We're praying Vladimir and Jean Claude and everyone are safe.
We have had people volunteer to do penny drives with their elementary school (thank you, Ginny) and people volunteer to blog and Facebook about what's going on. There is a non-profit organization that supports our orphanage. Your donation is tax-deductible. The paypal button is on the right if you want to donate. 100% of the funds go to the kids. (No "hoo-ha" as my friend, Rhett says.)
Thank you to the people that have already donated to the non-profit. Thank you for doing what you can to make a difference.
We're still waiting for word on our kids and where they were (because they had been in the process of moving to another orphanage facility for some time and we're really not positive who was where when).
On this little map, the red dot is Carrefour. That's where the orphanage has been and it's where the epicenter of the quake was. The purple dot is the hotel where we stay. That's downtown Port-au-Prince and that's where a lot of the pictures on the news are originating. That's where the Palace was. The yellow dot is the airport. The new facility they'd been in the process of moving to is "out by the airport" but I really don't know exactly where.
I wonder, in all this mess, if Jessica's father will find us again. If he'll bring her back and if we'll be able to have her in our family the way it has always felt like we should. I wonder if she was safe yesterday. I have no idea where he took her or where they were when the earth started shaking.
I wonder where my Nathan is. He's a tender-hearted-pork-n-bean anyway; he needs snuggles on a good day, so I imagine he's really having a tough time. I wish I was there to hold you, Little Man.
I wonder where our other O kids are. There are a couple that were with foster families and I don't know where those families are. I wonder where the Haitian Roots kids are. I wonder if their families are OK. I wonder if they had mommies to hold them until the ground stopped moving.
We'll keep updating here as we get information. Thank you for your prayers. And thank you for meaning them!