Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Note From the Lawyer We Used

In the photo below; on the left-hand side; was the lawyers office of Dr. Jacob Bernard that completed my adoptions for me.

This is a note from Dr. Bernard,

"IT WAS ABOUT 4:50P.M, I STEPPED UP INTO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE ON MY WAY BACK HOME FROM WORK. AS I JUST ARRIVED ON THE 2ND FLOOR, THE BUILDING COLLAPSED ON EVERYBODY WITHIN SECONDS . THE ROOF CAME DOWN OVER OUR HEADS. I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE THIS MIRACLE. I WAS ONE STEP TO DEATH, BUT PEACEFUL, TRUSTING THAT MY LIFE WAS IN GOD'S HAND. MY MIGHTY GOD GOT ME OUT SAFELY. AS I JUMPED FROM THE 2ND FLOOR INTO ALL THE DEBRIS, I GOT HURT ON MY LEFT SIDE. HOWEVER, I AM SAFE AND SOUND...IT IS A LONG LONG STORY.WHAT A MIRACLE!WHAT A GOD THAT WE ARE SERVING! HE SURELY IS NOT DONE YET WITH ME.WHEN I GOT HOME, CLAUDETTE AND THE OTHERS WERE FINE, BUT THE GUEST HOUSE SHOOK UP SO BAD THAT THE WATER COOLER, BOOK SHELVES FULL OF BOOKS, AND CABINETS FELL ON THE FLOORS. AS I AM WRITING THIS EMAIL, THE HOUSE IS STILL SHAKING UP. WE WILL SLEEP OUT SIDE, UNDER THE FRONT PORCH."

That was yesterday & they were all sleeping outside again tonight. Dr. Bernard is a US educated lawyer that also runs an orphange called NLL - New Life Link.

3 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Our kids aren't home yet. They lost our judgment papers and then before we could get through second legal, they put in new rule about going down to court personally. Then instead of going forward back into second legal, they made us go back and get judgment again so it would be dated after our court date. At this rate and with Haiti now closed down it will be ages before they come home.

Me said...

What an amzing story from your lawyer. I cannot imagine what these people are enduring. So heart wrenching.

Lila

Jennifer said...

Unbelievable story.

Devastating.