Ernest and Ronel! I am so happy for their family. Hop on over to Debra's blog - I'm sure she will be posting photos soon.
I have to admit, I have not understood the appeal of Twitter since it started. I am seeing the light. Reading Ernest's tweets from the last week at the embassy and then up to today was like watching a high-speed car chase. But more emotional and exciting. Even today, my heart was racing as they had to run to catch their plane to make it home to mama tonight. Refresh, refresh, refresh . . . and they made it!
I know that so many people have prayed for Ronel. I think what is so compelling about their story is that it is a true love story of a father to son. Ernest fought for his son . . . he sacrificed for his son . . . a son that prior to this week, he barely knew. What a beautiful picture of unconditional love.
There are still many, many legal orphans in Haiti who are well into the adoption process and need to be given clearance to travel to the US to be with their families. Ronel's story is just one of many - my son's orphanage still has five children stuck in Haiti. Let's continue to ask our government to honor the Humanitarian Parole that Janet Napolitano offered these children.