And then there was that extra pair of shoes…

In a few hours we head out to the airport. So what does it take to move a family of four back to Haiti after three months here and a baby shower?

  • 7 duffle bags of random items. The only thing missing is probably the kitchen sink. Potholders? Got ’em. Crib sheets?Got ’em. Bumbo seat? Got it. Office supplies? Yep. Quilts for the kids beds? Yes.
  • 3 carry on bags crammed full.
  • 3 “personal” items, also crammed as full as possible but made to look like they aren’t that full.
  • 1 diaper bag.
I’m trying not to hyperventilate. The last hours of packing always stress me out because it seems like no matter how efficient I am, there’s always. more. stuff. We have all this space and yet it always gets filled up. And I’m sitting here still thinking that we have some stuff to get in Seattle, so there needs to be some bag shuffling and repacking. And that stresses me out. And the stupid thing is that I know it’s all going to be fine, but until we get through the check in phase and watch the bags go down the belt I don’t let out that sigh of relief. Usually when we travel, we’ve got 4 check ins, and that’s a lot. Now we’re traveling with two kids and I feel like it’s a bit of a gong show.
And now the baby is crying. You can be praying for us as we travel. That would be nice.
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About Leslie

I'm Leslie. Wife. Mother. Missionary. In the day to day my husband and I are responsible for running Clean Water for Haiti, a humanitarian mission that builds and distributes water filters to Haitian families. Living in Haiti full time provides lots of stories, and as I tell my husband, our grandkids probably won't believe most of them. Maybe writing them down will give me some credibility.

3 thoughts on “And then there was that extra pair of shoes…

  1. Praying — for calm nerves, calm baby, calm toddler, no lost luggage, safe journey. And prayers of gratitude that God put you and Chris together — you are an awesome DIL!

  2. Yeah – we know how all of this goes! Been there and done that (and will do it again in about 4 weeks). You have our prayers!

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