leaving haiti


Thank you for all of the lovely comments on my Haiti posts. :) Haiti obviously holds a very special place in my heart and I’m so glad I can share a little bit of my trip with you. In case you missed any of them:

Faces of Haiti

Haiti: Farm to Mug Coffee

Haiti: Day of Meals

Leaving Haiti is always a little odd. Part of you is ready to go home, ready for clean water and familiar faces of loved ones but part of you isn’t ready to leave. Ready to go back to your busy life full of emails, phone calls and the general craziness of life. As much as I hate being disconnected, it is oddly refreshing to be without the things I can’t live without at home. (ahem, iphone) I did look forward to yoga and cooking when I returned home, but I already miss the delicious meals that were shared with a wonderful team and most of all, the amazing people that I met along the way.

During our stay in Port-Au-Prince I heard something that I’ve been thinking about ever since, “If everyone would just help one other person.” How true.¬†We can’t all save Haiti, or any other country in desperation, but we can all do our best to help one person, whether it be our neighbor, a friend or a complete stranger on the otherside of the world. And I’ll take that lesson with me for the rest of my life.

11 Comments (Reply )

  1. Alex @ IEatAsphalt
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    I think it’s amazing that you had the opportunity to work in Haiti. The rebuilding and medical efforts going on currently was the first big case study we looked at in school. There is so much good going on there, yet still so much still needs to be done.


    • Emily
      Nov 05, 2010 @ 9:23 am

      That is very true, there is still so much rebuilding that needs to be done and medical needs. Was your study on the efforts before or after the earthquake?


  2. Mo@MommyRD
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about your experiences in Haiti. It really puts things in perspective when I think I’ve had a bad day. I think of how much good you did there in one week and it really is true that if we could all help one person…or give one week – like you did.


    • Emily
      Nov 05, 2010 @ 9:37 am

      It really does put things in perspective and reminds me of how much I have, how blessed I am, etc. etc!


  3. Angela
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    My boyfriend and I have wanted to go to Haiti since the earthquake to volunteer but unfortunately my work won’t allow it. Seeing your pictures is making me want to do it all over again. You should be so proud of yourself, you really are making a difference.


  4. TheHealthyApron
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    Aww seems like an amazing experience! I loved reading about it and seeing pictures!


  5. nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    have a safe flight back!


  6. kristin @ delishliving
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

    beautiful. thank you so much for sharing!


  7. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Nov 07, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    So true about being disconnected. When you actually function without certain obsessive technologies like iphones and computers … you can have such rich experiences… whether in Haiti or at home. Looks like a great trip!


  8. Steph @ Lick My Spoon
    Nov 08, 2010 @ 12:53 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience! Truly inspiring :)


  9. Holly
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

    you are so amazing.

    what is this organization you volunteered with again? i would LOVE to go!!!


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