Sometimes blogging is hard. We want to share the things that go on in our lives here in Haiti because we think it’s an opportunity to show people more of the world around them. At the same time we open ourselves up for criticism. I can’t tell you how many times I debate about writing certain things or including certain details because I worry about whether I might be attacked for how I may have responded or my personal opinion. Consider that most of the people that are reading this are people that we have never met, and probably never will. I know we choose to blog, but sometimes it’s difficult to be vulnerable in front of what could feel like a firing squad. Thankfully, for the most part we get a lot of encouragement through the blog.
We believe this is a place to converse with people, to try to bring more understanding. What I struggle with is when people challenge what we share, but don’t have the courage to sign their name. No, initials don’t count. I think that if you struggle with what someone shares and you want to challenge their thoughts, or how they may have handled a particular situation that you should at least be willing to give us enough respect to sign your name. I know it may leave you feeling vulnerable but that’s how we feel and it’s only fair. If you don’t feel like doing that on the blog we’ve provided email addresses on the side bar where you could easily email your questions/thoughts in a more private forum.