Dr. Morquette told the taxi to be at his house at 6:30 am the next day to take us to the airport - and if he was late we would already be gone. He wasn't kidding, that taxi driver was late, and we piled the entire team and all the luggage into Dr. Morquette's truck for what we hoped would be our final trip to the airport. Mark and Danielle sat in the back with the luggage. Pretty much everyone on the team wanted to ride in the back, but Mark and Danielle got there first.
Don't they look happy?
When we arrived at the airport a little before 7:00am, it was total chaos again at the Jet Blue counter. The line was incredibly long and it was very noisy. The only thing we could do was get in that line and wait... again! A couple of hours and two more security lines later (including Danielle getting chosen for a thorough screening) there we were back on the plane and this time we took off and finally completed our direct flight to Boston. So, here we are again in the land of air conditioning, seemingly unlimited clean water, air and every possible convenience at our finger tips. My prayer is that we will never take these conveniences for granted, and will always remember that much of the world lives without even the basic necessities.
Au Revoir Haiti
I think I can speak for the team when I say we are happy to be back home, but a piece of our hearts will always be in Haiti with the children of King's Garden and the people we met at the mobile clinics. It is a tough, wonderful, surprising, challenging, complicated, breathtaking country to visit - I learn so much every time I go. I am already looking forward to the next trip, I have so much more to learn.