When you picture your dream bathroom, perhaps this is not what comes to mind. There are no decorative touches, no luxurious bath mats, no raining shower head. Lest you have any doubts whatsoever, let me be perfectly clear, this is the world’s most beautiful bathroom. It was more than two years in the making.
When we were expecting Youngest Daughter, our friends knew that a 5th child does not need for much…well, actually we had gotten rid of almost everything baby, so we needed a lot, but our friends and our church family provided for everything we needed and then…they did more. They had a shower for us that stocked our closets with 1,284 diapers, (Yes, we counted…gotta love home school math!) and collected money to give to a woman who cares for others’ children as though they were her own.
We told her, “Use it for whatever you need.” Those are the best kinds of gifts aren’t they? Too often we give with the expectation of getting something back in return or with the thought that we need to have a say as far as how any money is spent. She had carte blanche with this money though, and I could not be more thrilled about how she chose to use it.
In conjunction with some monies gathered from some other pretty wonderful women, my ladies built this, not with their hands, but with their hearts.
This is the bathroom that love built.
Josie’s House of Love and Hope in Croix-des-Bouquets (pronounced, Qua-du-boo-kay,) Haiti is home to 20 plus children. You know them. You’ve been praying for them.
They’ve lived there for years with the space for a bathroom, but no actual functioning facilities. No longer. Ahhh, running water, a place to be cleansed, how I’ve missed thee! It’s not fancy, but it is gorgeous!
By the grace of God, there was also enough money to build some shelving and storage units. Having a place to store the children’s clothing and sort through donations is something, like sinks and tubs, that many of us take for granted.
Praise be to God for your most wonderful gifts for these most wonderfully made children!