Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sophie Margueritte at one month of age...

No Turning Back!

A couple weeks ago, Daniella turned an important page in the story of her life: she started (pre) school! We found a very nice program for children of her age group at a church near by-- Southland Christian Church. She goes for half a day from Monday to Wednesday. She has been enjoying it, and the teachers are impressed with her.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Haiti leaves World cup after loss to Nigeria

The U-17 Soccer team is out of the FIFA world cup tournament after losing 1-4 against Nigeria. They are coming come after making the entire country believe again that better days are ahead. They displayed great skills and a lot of courage.
You can continue to follow the rest of the tournament by following the appropriate links.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

All is Well after Dean

Just a note to say that all is well after Hurricane Dean. I have communicated both with Jamaican and Haiti. The college suffered no damage. Electricity came back last night (Tuesday night), and we are getting ready for the start of the Fall semester (August 27th).
The south coast of Haiti took some heavy blows, but we escaped the worst of it. Thank you very much for your prayers.

Haiti draws (1-1) with France to keep their hopes alive

After losing 3-1 against Japan. Haiti held France to a 1-1 draw to keep their hopes of advancing to the second round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup that is being played in South Korea alive. The task will be a hard one as the team faces Nigeria who has already qualified after beating France (2-1) and Japan (3-0).
For more news, highlights, and results, follow the links under "Haiti at U-17 FIFA Soccer World Cup."

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Prayer Request for Jamaica and Haiti

As you may know, Haiti and Jamaica have been predictated to suffer blows from Hurricane Dean. We would appreciate your prayers on behalf of the inhabitants of these islands. Especially, for Caribbean Wesleyan College in Jamaica, for the protection of the buildings and lives of the students and staff.
I have been in communication with two teachers who live on campus, and the campus is ready. I have not been able to get through to Haiti. I will post updates on the situation of those closest to us.
Thank you for your prayers.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Advice to Writers :-)

As I rose from the table after lunch to go back to the library, Lara asked me:
--So, how is the writing process going?
--I am stuck, I replied. I have been reading for a few days now, and feel like it is time to start writing again. However, I have been thinking about what to write, but have not been able to put anything on paper. I know what I need to write, but I struggle to find the first five sentences that will allow my thoughts to flow.
She looked at me pensively, smiled, and told me:
--Start with the sixth sentence!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

What's baking?...

This week, the heat has been unbearable in Wilmore as in other places in the US. Being from Haiti, I am used to hot temperatures, but not of this kind. One expects it to be hot between 12:00 noon and 3:00PM. Around 4:00PM the sun is going down, and is leaving place for fresh air. I still cannot get use to how hot it can be at 9:00PM.
At 3:10 PM on Wednesday, the Citizen Bank's thermometer in Wilmore registered 111 degrees. Out of curiosity, I went online and checked the temparture in Port au Prince, Haiti; and Montego Bay, Jamaica--88 and 90 respectively. The heat index in both places was 107.
About a year ago, I had the opportunity to go to Thailand. The flight took us over the Artic region, and I was able to get a picture (no pun intended) of the effects of global warming. As I went over the pictures that I took, I kept wondering whether or not the degradation of the earth has already reached the point of no return. Could it be that all we can now do is delay the inevitable? Can it be that the end will come as a result of another act of disobedience: our failure to be good stewards of the earth God has entrusted to our care?
I should probably be asking: "who's baking?"; because, every time I step outside of my apartment or the library, I feel like I have just walked into an oven.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

When Sophie came to the world...

A week ago today, God blessed us with the gift of our second daughter, Sophie Margueritte. Later that day I brought her grandmothers and her sister to meet her. I wanted to capture the moment so as to remember their first reaction. The grandmothers were overwhelmed; Daniella was excited and demanded that Sophie be given to her. After I took the picture, I thought to myself, "I am blessed, and outnumbered!" :-)

We came home on Thursday, and everyone is doing well. Thank you for your continued prayers on behalf of our family.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Sophie Margueritte Joseph in Pictures

Sleeping peacefully.

We are ready to leave the hospital.

At home.

Meeting big sister for the first time.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Update on dad Wright

I spoke to mom Wright this afternoon and learned that Dr. Wright has made much progress. He is now back at home and will continue therapy there. He speaks normally, but has difficulty enunciating some letters. He is able to walk with the help of a walker, but his balance is still affected. His therapy will mainly focus on this area.
The family is very thankful for your prayers, and appreciate your continued intercession on their behalf.