Wednesday, April 7, 2010

APRIL 7 - SHE'S HERE......................

Hi everyone,

I am home, and I am very excited. I feel speechless about it all. I will be here for a couple of months and I am hoping to see as many of you as possible. I want to use my voice to thank you all for the Morency's family.

Love, Ruthie.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 7 - GREAT NEWS

It's all confirmed, Ruthie will be coming home to Iowa April 1st!!!!!

Our original plan was always to bring Ruthie back after the holidays for a few months. I never thought after the earthquake this could or would happen. In talking with Ruthie over the last several weeks, I asked her if she felt her family would be OK without her for awhile???? she responded with......

I tell people I am not the mother or father of my family...I am the daughter and I feel like I need to get out of here to breathe.....

It became very clear to me that Ruthie needed to get away for awhile.
She has asked to stay for a few months, and we are thrilled!!!!
Ruthie and I will work with her brother, via computer & Western Union on the building plans going forward. Ruthie is very confident that he will do a good job for the family while she is away.


March 2 - Job Searches

I am trying to find a job at The Bahamian Embassy. The people that are working there are my friends and they told me that they have not reopened the Embassy.

As I am writing to you now, my brother is working on the finishing of the plan. (I have asked Ruthie's brother to please send me a copy of the plan he is developing for a new home) There's not much left to be done.

We are trying very hard to have my sister, and my brother, my cousin to find work. Nobody has found work yet, but we are still looking forward to finding. They have given out resumes. For my mom, she cannot do anything. She has sewing machines but people don't want to give you clothes to fix for them because they are all trying to buy food and water and supplies with the least that they have.
OK, ...

Love you,

March 1 - Ruthie's Perspective

Hi Mom,

I am doing good. And we are all doing OK by the grace of God. We are still having Hits (aftershocks) either early in the morning or during the day or night.

Before things were not that easy, and now it's harder since the country has been in such condition. The tents are really helping us out. We are in the rainy season. So, when we don't have rain one day, we are lucky. And it's moody and yucky outside....

I have heard on the news of the earthquake in Japan and Chile. I just don't know what to say. We also have people died the other day in Haiti because of flooding in the SOuth of the country....All I can say is HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

February 22 - More Aftershocks

Good morning Mom,

Early this morning at 4:35 am, we had a hit that was scary, and while I was writing you the message this morning around 10:00 am, we had another one. My heart was not in a normal rate, and I can tell you that I ran like an athlete...LOL

Just like I heard that there's a lot of aid from everywhere (food, water, tents, and so on...), we are not that lucky to find these stuff. I am thinking that you can watch that in the news better than I do; you need to fight to get whatever they are giving out. And God knew it was going to happen and He has provided for us, and I thank Him for such a blessing.

Thanks to the generosity of so many, I'm able to send Ruthie money for food and other supplies as they are needed.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

February 20 - As if Ruthie's situation isn't difficult enough....

Hi Mom,

It's been so long. I was sick (fever, cough, sore throat, huge headaches everyday) I went to the hospital and had other appointment. The doctor said that I have Bronchitis. They gave me (syrup, tablets and other). I am doing much better now.

I want to say hi to everybody. Keep thanking everyone for their help and thoughts for the Morency Family. Thank you for helping in rebuilding a new home. God bless you all.

We had rains and it was terrrible. You know being out even when you have tents, we had water running down like a flood. So today, we changed everything and made it another way. So did everyone where we are sleeping.

I will write more later.

I don't know about the rest of you, but when I climb into my nice warm bed at night I can't help but think of the people of Haiti...we have so much...they have so little...what's wrong with this picture?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010 - Ruthie checks in

Ruthie checked in last great to hear her voice.

In her words...

Aux Cadets, the place that we were going to move told us that the earthquake was also in that place because it has a (flat land) that was one of the most destroyed places. So, we decided not to go to that place anymore. We are scared…we feel safer close to home than to a place we are not used to…And now, we are closed to our house on a piece of land where a lot of people in the neighborhood are staying. During the day, we stay in the front house and we go sleep at night, while working very hard on the plan to get a piece of land and the design for a new place. Until now, I don’t know how much it is going to cost, but I am sure that the price will be reasonable.
I thank the Lord first than I ought to thank you all for your support, your willingness and your kindness to the Morencys. We will not be able to give it back to you but we are sure that God will bless you even more. It was meant to be. Thank everyone on my behalf. I remember them all. I will not have the time to write every name. But I remember every family.