Meet sweet, sweet Jorshky.
Jorshky was born on October 28th into a family that Matt and I love dearly. One of Matt’s best friends here, Francky, lives in Minoterie with his wife, 8 year old daughter, and now his precious new baby boy. Matt and I have the honor of sponsoring their daughter Mary Jenn’s education through MOH. We truly have more love for this family than I could ever express.
Jorshky took us all by surprise because the doctor had told them that he was a girl! Now this sweet little family has a whole bunch of pretty pink clothes, and a little boy. I love that he surprised them because Francky always wanted a little boy. Mary Jenn, their daughter is his little princess so Francky has always said now he just needs a little boy. He was pretty bummed when he found out their baby was a girl because he already has a girl. He prayed and prayed and prayed for a little boy. A week before Jorshky was born I was asking him what he wanted to name his little girl. His response? “I don’t have a name picked out for a little girl, just one for a little boy.” I laughed and called him crazy since the doctor told him it was a girl. Little did I know.
Matt and I got to go visit them two days after Jorshky was born and my heart filled with love for this little guy so quickly. But really. We adore this family.
Those little baby feet, though…
We got to go back out to visit them on Saturday afternoon, which was such a sweet time. Rachel went with us and I loved getting to watch her snuggle with that sweet baby. And of course, my heart melts every time I see Matt hold him. Every stinking time.
Saturday afternoon may have been one of my favorite moments I’ve ever had here in Haiti. Well, maybe even in my life. Mary Jenn had not been allowed to hold Jorshky yet because they were nervous to let her. I asked if I could help her and Francky said yes! The sweetest moment ever. Helping Mary Jenn hold her baby brother for the very first time. UGH. I still tear up thinking of that moment. Just look at these pictures and her precious face.
One of my favorite things here in Haiti is being able to take pictures of our Village Champions families, printing the pictures in the states, and bring them back here as a gift to the family. The way they light up with joy seeing pictures printed of their precious families brings me so much joy. Of course, I had to take family pictures of this sweet family.
And now for the sweetest family picture I think you will EVER see…. 🙂
Will you please join me in praying for this sweet family? I know Francky, Rosemithe, and Mary Jenn would love your prayers as they adjust to life with a newborn. And I know they would appreciate prayers for Jorshky as life is so fragile those first few days, weeks, and months. Especially in Haiti. They are also in the process of finishing their new house, which will provide a permanent structure for them to call home. Will you pray with me for that house to be finished soon so they can move out of their temporary home and into one that will provide more safety and shelter for them?