Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Halfway point

I just got back from home last week, and had an awesome time aux etats unis. My parents met me at the airport with Diet Dr Pepper and Taco Bell around midnight on Tuesday. I spent Friday in Naselle with the fam, Saturday in Tacoma at the wedding, Monday taking the stupid GRE and Tuesday in Portland with friends. I ate at 10 different fastfood places and drank copius amounts of grande peppermint mocha frappachinos. For Christmas, I then received a frappachino maker which I sadly had to pack away. It was 90 degrees when I left Port au Prince and 14 degrees when I arrived in Seattle.

So now I'm back, and after spending the night in the Fort Lauderdale airport (my least favorite airport in the entire world), I slept for 2 days straight. I woke up to entertain some visitors, and then had dinner with some American actors who came down to see Father Rick- Annalynne Mccord from 90210, Olivia Wilde from House and Jimmy Jean Louis, the Haitian from Heroes. It was really weird.

Currently, I'm trying to figure out Christmas scheduling here. There's the St. Germaine party in Tabarre tomorow, the hospital party on Christmas eve and Kenscoff's celebration on the 25th. Alot of places to be at, but I'll pick and choose, and make sure that I'm somewhere quiet where I can watch Christmas Eve on Seasame Street on the 24th like every year.

Its very weird to think that my trip is more than half over at this point. Since school started up in September, it really has flown by. I have a ticket back to Seattle on June 8th, so really, I'm only here for 5 more months and some odd days. My frappachino maker is waiting for me.


  1. So sorry to hear about Molly's death. She sounded like a wonderful person who had chosen to spend her time serving others. What a blessing to her family, they must be so proud.

  2. I am very sorry to hear about Molly's death. My heart was so moved reading her blog; it is evident that she had an incredible impact on the lives of these children, and vice versa. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.
    -Clarkston, WA

  3. I didn't know Molly, but found her picture on facebook's Earthquake Haiti page a couple of days ago. I've been following her story and praying for the best. I'm so very sorry to hear about Molly's death. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family and those who she served and served with in Haiti. God has a special place for her and I'm sure she will continue to help those children who perished with her in the earthquake as they begin anew in heaven. She seemed like a truly wonderful person. - Amy Olomajeye, Middletown, Ohio

  4. Have heard about Molly in Germany, and was inspired by her story. My condolences.

  5. I too am very sorry to hear about Molly's passing..The world truly needs more people like her, such a tragedy that Haiti had to go through something this awful before the world really noticed how much help they need..
    -Cleveland, Ohio

  6. I don't know Molly either but I am 7 months pregnant with a baby girl, and can only hope that I have a daughter that was as selfless and caring as Molly was. My heart is broken for you and I will share Molly's blog with everyone I know so that they too will be as touched as I was.
    Atlanta, Ga

  7. Only this morning did I read about Molly's family desperately awaiting news of their daughter's whereabouts. I was touched by the article, by Molly's courage, selflessness, and the smile that lit up her whole face. I kept the article with me so I could keep track of the story. I am devastated to have just learned this afternoon of the tragic outcome. She was undoubtedly an amazing person who brought joy to the many people, especially the Haitian children, who's lives she touched. My thoughts and sympathy are with her family, and with the family and friends of the many other victims of this atrocity.

  8. You raised a beautiful lady. Please take comfort that she is with the babies she cared so much for. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed.

  9. I'm so sorry for the loss of Molly. She was obviously a wonderful person.

  10. So sorry..this story has really touched my heart..what a great person..you must be so proud

  11. As the mother of a disabled child here in the US, Molly's story really captured my heart. I am so sorry to learn of this tragedy for her family, friends, and the children who so needed her. What a wonderful person she was, and how fortunate the world was to have her for a short time.

  12. What an amazing young woman! My heart goes out to her family and to her friends at the University of Portland, and to all the children she gave herself to so unselfishly.

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