10 years ago today, I would be getting on the first ever escalator, airplane, and elevator. I remember trying to time it just right so my foot wouldn’t get stuck and have my leg eaten by the escalator. I would be getting on a plane for the first time ever. This plane ride wasn’t just any plane ride. It was the plane that would be taking me & my little sister to our new home and family. It would be my first time seeing lights everywhere, highways with actual lanes and people not honking every 1.5 seconds.
A lot of life changing stuff happened before everything I just mentioned. Some of which I don’t care to talk about on here. But also would cause this post to be extremely long. However, I’m extremely grateful for my parents. It’s not something I’ve ever heard them talk about. But I’m sure they sacrificed a lot in order to make today happened. .
The reason you’re reading this post today is because of God and my parents. They gave me and Widelande a chance at life we otherwise may not have, had we continued to live in same situations we once were. .
Coming here year 10 years ago was very scary for me. It means I would have to start all over again. I’ve had to start over many times in my life before. But this one was completely different. I didn’t really speak the language. My highest grade in Haiti was 3rd, so I was scared to go back to school in a new country after not having gone to school for 4 years etc. But I’m happy say those fears are behind me now.
A lot has happened in the past 10 years. I’m grateful for every teachers/professors, family friends, and my gorgeous wife who has never allowed me and continuing to not allowing me to be nothing but the best version of myself. I’m also grateful for my Haitian family. Even though we’ve been separated for more than a decade. They never stopped loving and praying for us.
Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but I’ve accomplished a lot. One of the accomplishments that I’m most proud of is being part of a team that our soul purpose is to help those who are in the same situation i once was in or worse.