So today I went out to lunch with my mother to let her know my plans of going to Haiti. Like I expected and what I would expect from every parent, is that she was not to impressed with the quick drop of news. Keep in mind I’m the youngest child of three and I’m “the baby” and Haiti is obviously not the safest country… First country to ever successfully perform a “Coupe D’etat”.
It is important for me to have my mum on board for this but regardless of her decision I’m going but I have no doubt she will support me and help me out… and what I’m assuming brag about what her son is doing once I’m out there.
My mum actually looked at some of the posters I’ve made up and even made some suggestions to change out and naturally is concerned with other information regarding going there and staying there. If any one is curious let me post up a list that Emily have posted for me.
> Today has been a busy day. Took the kids to the soccer field and then the beach right after. We had a blast.
> 1. Whats needed for short/long term
> – You do not need a visa for Haiti
> – You need to get vaccinations before coming
> – If you are planning on staying long term you just have to register at the Canadian Embassy
> 2. Health care/Insurance
> – I worked at 2 different hospitals here so you will be fine in regards to having access to a hospital, however, they are about an hour away from us
> – You need to get medical insurance before coming
> 3. Security
> – We do not have much security at the orphanage but we are in a pretty safe area. At night we lock the gates so no one can enter the house
> – We do not have a vehicle so we use public transportation
> 4. In country support
> – I have tons and tons of contacts and friends here in Haiti, I consider them my family so you do not need to worry about that
> 5. Duties
> – It honestly depends when you are coming and what you want to do
> Emily 🙂
Any one who is wondering about number five… well let me put it this way I will be doing as much as I can whether it’s just being a role model as a male or Building the new orphanage that is in the plans to be built! I want to put all my skills to work and help when and where I can!
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.