Sunday, January 24, 2010

Visiting Catherine!

Visiting Catherine, her sister Nathalie and their mom was the highlight of my Haiti visit. It was wonderful to see them all, and know they are doing o.k. in these tough circumstances. Then again, Catherine is one tough cookie. Their three dogs are all okay as well.

Yesterday we visited another tent city, this one of about 6,000 people on the grounds of a partially collapsed high school in Delmas. Delmas had a lot of homes and buildings collapse. The conditions are brutal. People were bathing alongside the walls of the school, trying desperately for a little privacy. The bathroom is the cluster of trees ringing the open field where the tents are set up. Below the tent city are the white tents of Doctors without Borders, who have set up a field hospital here.


EmilyBryan said...

Amid all the things the people of Haiti are doing without, I hadn't even considered lack of privacy. My heart aches for them.

And for you, Bonnie. I hope you're doing ok. Sending prayers.

Gillian Layne said...

So glad you were able to see your friend.

Continued prayers for your safety and those you care for.