Years ago when Fisherhubby and I were still a two horse town, er I mean two child family, we spent three months living and working in Haiti.
It was a wonderful experience and I could tell story after story - - - - but not today.
Today I just want to show you "this little light of mine". It was made by some Haitian hand out of an empty condensed milk tin and other scraps of tin. It can be filled with oil, and there is a thick wick made of some natural fiber inside.
The opening at the top USED to be cylindrical - - - -before our children teethed on it.
Little lamps like this are used all over Haiti to light homes. Electricity is only available in certain places, and even those places don't have a regular supply of it like we do here.
I bought this little lamp to bring back to the States as a reminder of how very fortunate we are in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
For years it was "lost" rattling around in a drawer.
I happened upon it the other day, brought it out, dusted it off, and found a prominent "home" for it in our house.
Now it is sitting atop my china cabinet where I will see it, cherish it, and remember.
Remember the wonderful summer we spent on the Haitian island of La Gonave.
Remember the Haitian friends we made.
And most of all, remember that I am truly blessed.