Friday, June 7, 2013


After some of my prior posts about mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats and tarantulas, heat and humidity, back pain and viruses I felt compelled to write about thankfulness. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 

This past Wednesday, in part to celebrate Jayden's birthday and in part to just take a much needed break we spent the afternoon at a beautiful hotel. Some of the hotels here in Haiti allow you to swim and eat at their restaurants without actually having to spend the night there. 

Surrounded by plants and trees we soaked in the beauty of God's creation. 

We enjoyed the refreshing pool, 

swimming between hundreds of beautiful tree blossoms. 

Our sweet Jayden, who sadly asked me whether cockroaches went to heaven when I was in the process of slapping one with the fly swatter the other day, rescued a drowning bee. 

It was beautiful to watch it slowly recover from its near death experience before flying away.

For a snack we shared a delicious piece of cheese cake. 

That night, back home again, as the sun set,

and mangoes ripened on the counter, 

and my two tired boys fell fast asleep, 

I quietly thanked God for everything.


  1. Thanks for the post Will.
    Good to reflect on the thankfulness that we should express and enjoy.

  2. Beautiful pictures, touching reflections. I do recall a gratitude post a few days ago, with your unexpected 'invasion'. :). God always provides so timely, even this R&R !