Friday, July 24, 2015

In the Air and On the Road

July 14, 2015
2:15 p.m.
“Jason Krul… Jayden Krul… Family Krul..” Our names are barely recognizable under the thick French accent of the American Airline announcer. Although we had arrived early enough at the airport, Jason had spent the last hour trying to help his Dad with his delayed Air Canada flight issues, so now we are running late getting to our gate.  It doesn’t help that we have a lot of carryon baggage too. With two strollers, a car seat, four carryon suitcases, three backpacks, a diaper bag, a purse, and three kids; arms full is a bit of an understatement! 

Thankfully we’ve done this many times before, and after going through our final security checkpoint we race through the gate, which is closed behind us and quickly find our seats. Since the seats are not together, I take Jayden and Alexander, and Jason takes Justin.  Phew, we made it!

2:35 p.m.
With Alexander in my arms and Jayden beside me, I lean over to catch my final glimpses of Port au Prince. 

Strangely, I feel nothing. Maybe it's simply to much to process.. 

It doesn't take long before the city disappears from view and we are surrounded by clouds.

5:00 p.m.
The flight is almost over. Alexander’s smiling face looks up at me from the tiny floor space in front of me. After struggling to hold him for several hours now, I finally gave up and just let him play at my feet, much to his delight!

 6:00 p.m.
We’re about to land and guess who just fell asleep in my arms..

6:15 p.m.
I catch my first glimpses of New York City. I’m excited, tired, happy, sad; at least I’m feeling something.

9:00 p.m.
We’ve arrived at friends in New Jersey. The two older brothers quickly fall asleep.

The littlest monkey plays in his crib. There are too many new things to see and do to sleep.

July 15-20
Our time in New Jersey flies by. We have our first presentation and are really encouraged by the turnout and interest. Jason and I both enjoy sharing about what God has been doing in Haiti and in our lives.

We spend time with friends and supporters, who spoil us with picnics,

give the kids their first ever ride on an old fashoined carousel,

take us on a boat ride around the famous statue of liberty,

and give us a great view of New York's skyline!

We fish,

 enjoy campfires and fields of green grass, 

study fire flies, swim in the lake, pick raspberries,

and simply enjoy God's beautiful creation.

Friends take us to the beach

 where the kids enjoy the freedom of miles of sand and water,

collect shells,

and examine freshly caught fish.

In the evenings we watch beautiful sunsets. 

Sometimes our family runs like a well-oiled machine and other times I feel more like I'm part of a traveling circus!

Through it all, God reminds me that He is enough, His grace is sufficient and He wills supply all of our needs
2 Corinthians 12:9a "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.


  1. Looks like you're having a great time so far, can't wait til you're home!!! This kids will have a blast playing together :)


  2. See you next week DV.