Thursday, May 17, 2012

celebrating May 18

Haitian flag flying over the Parc de la Canne a Sucre
Tomorrow, May 18, is Flag Day in Haiti. 

Three years ago tomorrow, I arrive for the first time in Haiti. One of the sisters explained the holiday to me as we drove away from the airport past the rows of fluttering flags. 

That was a ride that marked a change in my life and in me.  It's impossible to come to Haiti without being changed as a result.  I have a lot of changing to do yet - and always will - but I'm pretty sure May 18 will always be one of those dates worth marking as a turning point.

Tomorrow, give thanks for Haiti.

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