Haiti Journal: Friends in Strange Places

Jun 9, 2009

The above picture is a shot of my bedroom in Haiti. Like something out of a movie … it looks glamorous and adventurous at the same time.

What the picture doesn’t show are my roommates. Plural. Yes, we’ve made a few new friends in Haiti. A few of which I could’ve lived without. That’s my personal opinion, however. The boys think these new friends are the coolest part of the trip so far. In addition to the swarms of mosquitoes that think my legs are their buffet, the following creatures share my room at night. It makes for a crowded bunch. One particularly hairy creature makes me think of a certain episode of Brady Bunch. If you didn’t grow up on that show in the 80’s, you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about. To the rest of you, I sure hope the critters don’t come home with me in my suitcase.

Oh be still, my heart.




  1. Ashleigh

    Well, enjoy your new roommates… I would have pretty much died right then and there. Have you named them yet? 🙂 I’m sure your boys do like them… yuck. Make sure you don’t bring your roommates back please. 🙂
    Still praying… Love you so much!

  2. Tracy

    Holy Heavens!!!!!!!!!!!! I jumped out of my chair just seeing the picture of the eight-legged freak! My heart is still pounding!!!!! All Gods Creatures I suppose…..but YUCK!

  3. Darcie

    the lizard is so cute! I like reptiles.


    …are a whole other story. I would die. I would not be able to sleep. I’d feel eight hairy legs creeping all over my body all night long.

  4. Michele

    “Cute” is not the word I’d choose, but hey … whatever you think, Darcie. 🙂 Thanks for all the love and prayers!


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