Friday, January 14, 2011
January 12, 2011
On January 12, 2010 I was in Arizona, but my heart was in Haiti, breaking alongside the rest of the country.
One year later, both me and my heart were in Haiti, grieving, remembering, and celebrating the trials, tribulations, and successes of the past year.
Unlike 2010, January 12, 2011 passed with family and friends gathered close to one another praying and giving thanks to the life we, the human race, have. Yes, we cried. How could we not? Haiti as we knew it forever changed one year ago on that day. Lives were lost, lives were changed, and hearts were broken. But life went on.
Not one person was left untouched by the day that put Haiti on the map. And not one person has forgotten the suffering felt in the months that followed. Still, our brothers and sisters suffer.
But they also live. We all do. And we forever carry the tragedy with us. But even as we carry that tragic burden on our backs- we grow.
On January 12, 2011, Pwoje Espwa Sud gathered as one. We grieved and celebrated together. We felt the spirits and prayers of our loved ones lost, our friends and families around the world, and Him with us all together in that room as one. We were all moved to tears.
As the years go on, and we continue to grow and live, we will never forget that first anniversary of the day that changed Haiti.
Nou pap jamn bliye'w.
Photos beautifully done by Sandey Tenuto.