Last night Ryan and I watched Anthony Bourdain's show called No Reservations on The Travel Channel. We are fans of Bourdain, a chef, and his show. He visits out of the way places, is always up for trying new foods and (unusual for a chef) is very unpretentious!
On last night's show he went to Haiti, specifically Port Au Prince.Tony toured the poorer areas of the city and ate the traditional street food. He even attempted to feed some of the hungry children he found by buying out a street vendor. The attempt went wrong when people started to argue and fight over the food, but at least he tried to do good...
Ryan and I were both riveted to the screen. I don't know about Ryan, but I kept thinking, "My daughter could be there somewhere.... amid all that rubble and devastation." It was horrible to watch. The poverty was overwhelming. The tent cities were everywhere. It was so sad and my heart was breaking for all of the children who were living in those conditions.
Watching the show last night made me even more convinced that we are on the right path. It is such a slow process though. I just wish we could speed it up, get our referral and bring our daughter HOME! But I know I need to be patient. All in good time!
If you want more info on Tony's Haiti show, or to watch clips, click below: