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In Memory of Blendina

I wish I could cradle her in my arms once more. Hold her little body against my chest. I can still see the smiling of her chocolate brown eyes as she gazed up at me. She loved hands. Her mother and I realized this over the weeks in the hospital. Even while she was weak, she would reach out to find my hand, hold on to a finger, and coo. She loved voices. Singing would calm her faster than anything else.

Though she didn’t talk, it was easy to see that her sickness was in her heart and not her brain. She understood, she interacted with the world, she was a fighter. I loved her. On those hot and sunny walks back from her bedside, I would pray: “Lord grant her life and healing. If I must go to the DR for that to happen, I am willing”. But suddenly, she is gone. Left behind is the sweet memory of those hours with her and the blessing of having loved her.

In heavenly love abiding,
No change my heart shall fear:
And safe is such confiding,
For nothing changes here:
The storm may roar around me,
My heart may low be laid;
But God is round about me,
And can I be dismayed?

Wherever He may guide me,
No want shall turn me back;
My shepherd is beside me,
And nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waketh;
His sight is never dim;
He knows the way He taketh,
And I will walk with Him.

Green pastures are before me,
Which yet I have not seen;
Bright skies will soon be o’er me,
Where the dark clouds have been.
My hope I cannot measure;
My path to life is free;
My Savior has my treasure,
And He will walk with me.

Anna Laetitia Waring

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Hi! I’m Rachel. Through a series of God orchestrated events I ended up in Haiti, in 2017.  Through years of serving with a ministry there I came to love the country and its people. I met Nelson and we got married in 2020. It was the best decision of my life! 


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