You might go home today and take a walk. Maybe you’ll go alone, meet a friend, or drag your spouse along. If you have a dog, you’ll pry take it too. I could even venture to say it’s pretty common to see someone out walking their dog. Not here. Haitians don’t keep dogs as pets-and the few that do only use them for security. They let the dog sleep outside and maybe give it food every once in a while. I have never seen a dog on a leash here. I have seen cows taken out on leashes to graze, which always makes me nervous when the only thing preventing it from charging me is a thin rope. But just today, I saw a different animal being taken out for a walk. A man was walking his pig, followed by eight little piglets! I had just stepped out of the Cholera Treatment Center to get a fresh breath of air, and saw him saunter by with his family of pigs tied to a rope. I laughed so hard people started staring at me. And, in a very strange way it made me feel as if all was well with the world, that despite what is happening, life goes on.
6 thoughts on “Taking your pig for a walk…”
Hahahaha, that’s awesome! I love how in the midst of such tragidy and heaviness, God uses a pig and piglets to bring you joy. So fun. Thank you for serving as His hands and feet in a place that most people wouldn’t dare to go. As Francis Chan says, that is some ‘Crazy Love’ you have for Him. 🙂 We are praying for you guys and for the Lord’s healing hand upon all the sick people there. Keep up the hard work, doctors. 😉
-Alex and Melissa
When we went to the waterfall we saw a man WASHING his pig.
Love the Humor and had a good laugh and a wonderful word picture of you gettting out for a “breath of Fresh air” and what do come across. PIGGYS You are so adorable Jessica. as I take my walks in beautiful carlsbad it will take on a new visual and maybe I will get a piggy fior the day and see everyone reactio!!! know you are loved and prayed for 24/7. and give those drs. bigs hugs from cally. You all are Gods angels. We have sooo much to be thankful for. xo
Friend you crack me up!!! Love you and proud of you!
so fun and sweet all at the same time!
God sure has a sense of humor doesn’t He?