Sunday, December 11, 2011

Meeting Sheldon for First Time....

I finally got the pleasure/blessing that Jeannie has enjoyed for some time now. I held child #3 today for the first time. The swell of emotion was there just like for Josh and Jana Claire. It was surreal to finally be in Haiti, face to face with Sheldon, after looking at pictures and videos for over a year now. He was as a cute as I thought. He is a pretty big ham, I think he is ready to give Jamison a run for his money.

I am already dreading leaving him Thursday night. Please pray that the adoption moves forward, and forward quickly. It will be so hard to leave him and the other kids. To drive up the hill to the orphanage and watch 100+ kids run to see you and mob you like a rock star when you get off the bus, it is unreal. I made some really good friends. Valina pretty much stayed by my side the entire 3 hours I was at the orphanage. I got into a wicked 3 on 3 soccer match, scored my first international goal. Never mind it was against 8-10 year olds who had so much better skills.

I apologize for no pictures and videos as promised. The WIFI works to get info, but videos are too big to transmit and keep getting rejected. Take care, more info soon.

1 comment:

  1. Thanking the Lord that you can be in Haiti and meet Sheldon. I'm pumped to think about the incredible plans He has for Sheldon and the Swaffords.

    Now, about this international goal... I must have Missouri roots because I may need some video evidence! Did you push off on a 9 yr-old to get position? :)
    B. Webb