This is the 9th trip for the Stewart family. They began their adoption back in 2010 and have traveled to Haiti every 3 months to spend one week with their son. Families from all over the country, with children in the same orphanage, have been on a similar journey as the Stewart’s for the past 2-3 years. A bond has been formed. They have shared life giving joy and gut wrenching pain together. They watch aching hearts get temporary relief from this long distance relationship as they all gaze into the eyes of the ones they now call son or daughter. Then, in what seems like only a day, time is up. Their children are once again taken from their arms as they reach back and cry for their mamma. They are placed back in the orphanage, the clock starts over, and heavy hearts head home counting down the days until the next visit. This process never gets easier, but these families have chosen to live out the gospel. They will continue to find hope, joy, and peace, and like our heavanly Father they will not give up. This is the Stewarts 9th visit to spend a week with their son Kelly, in Haiti. They brought their eldest son, Wesley Grant, to meet his new little brother. This is their journey. This is their reuniting. This is Haiti.
To follow more of their adoption journey, please see their blog here: www.stewartfamilylife.blogspot.com