Friday Flashbacks and Follow-ups

Here's a secret. I tend to write blog posts that take an hour to read and Facebook statuses that give you the option to "read more." Oh wait, that's not a secret? Problem is, I'm personally invested in the day to day of this organization. I see these kids thriving. I see the joy they bring their parents. I watch our staff changing lives and I just want to spell it out for you. I want to talk about it. I want to show you these incredible changes. If I had it my way, we'd be posting about 12 photos a day on social media.

Let's just say I sometimes get paralyzed by the sheer number of good things we could share.  

So this is my temporary solution to the current situation: a blog post that isn't 2,000 words long with a handful of beautiful images that speak for themselves. We all win. I get to post more than 12 photos without alerting the Facebook police and you get to see the good stuff: a mix of flashbacks and follow-up visits. 

 LOUDENIE. September 2014; 14 months old; 13 lbs; 3 weeks of Medika Mamba; walking practice with Mom

LOUDENIE. September 2014; 14 months old; 13 lbs; 3 weeks of Medika Mamba; walking practice with Mom

 DECEMBER 2014. Loudenie's first follow-up visit. Gained weight at home. Proud mom. 

DECEMBER 2014. Loudenie's first follow-up visit. Gained weight at home. Proud mom. 

 Loudenie MAY 2015, 8 months later and many follow-up visits later, 22 lbs - walking like a champ! 

Loudenie MAY 2015, 8 months later and many follow-up visits later, 22 lbs - walking like a champ! 

 Chrislove DECEMBER 2014

Chrislove DECEMBER 2014

 Chrislove JUNE 2015

Chrislove JUNE 2015

 Chrislove and Mom, follow-up JUNE 2015

Chrislove and Mom, follow-up JUNE 2015

 MARCH 2014 and MAY 2014. Esther's first day and last day at SMH. Admitted at 12 months, 8.8 lbs. 

MARCH 2014 and MAY 2014. Esther's first day and last day at SMH. Admitted at 12 months, 8.8 lbs. 

 FEBRUARY 2014. A follow-up visit. 

FEBRUARY 2014. A follow-up visit. 

 12 months after "graduation". Esther at a follow-up visit. 2 yrs old. Moms says she a great eater and sleeper and loves to talk!

12 months after "graduation". Esther at a follow-up visit. 2 yrs old. Moms says she a great eater and sleeper and loves to talk!

 JENY LOVE- June 2014. 8 months old. 7 lbs. 

JENY LOVE- June 2014. 8 months old. 7 lbs. 

 JENY LOVE and Mom. 2 months later and much healthier. 

JENY LOVE and Mom. 2 months later and much healthier. 

 JENY-LOVE - April 2015.  Wonder-child and super-mom.  :) 

JENY-LOVE - April 2015.  Wonder-child and super-mom.  :) 

 BEIGE and Mom. OCTOBER 2014.  6 weeks old. 3 lbs. 

BEIGE and Mom. OCTOBER 2014.  6 weeks old. 3 lbs. 

 APRIL 2015. Beige in blue! 15 lbs! 

APRIL 2015. Beige in blue! 15 lbs! 

 A Mother's Day post- MAY 2014- to celebrate the moms at Second Mile especially two new friends. 

A Mother's Day post- MAY 2014- to celebrate the moms at Second Mile especially two new friends. 

 MAY 2015. Mama Esther and Mama Benderline are still friends 1 year later! 

MAY 2015. Mama Esther and Mama Benderline are still friends 1 year later! 

 KETNISE and Dad. 14 months old. 10.5 lbs. MAY 2014. 

KETNISE and Dad. 14 months old. 10.5 lbs. MAY 2014. 

 1 year later. KETNISE. MAY 2015. 

1 year later. KETNISE. MAY 2015. 

 NATHANAELLE. November 2014. First day at SMH and after 3 weeks of Medika Mamba. 

NATHANAELLE. November 2014. First day at SMH and after 3 weeks of Medika Mamba. 

 APRIL 2015. 

APRIL 2015. 

 Nathanaelle and Mom. April 2015. 

Nathanaelle and Mom. April 2015. 

 MAY 2015. Nathanaelle. Once a diva, always a diva. 

MAY 2015. Nathanaelle. Once a diva, always a diva. 

 Benderline. 2 weeks old. 5 lbs. MARCH 2014. 

Benderline. 2 weeks old. 5 lbs. MARCH 2014. 

 Benderline. 14 months old!  WALKING! MAY 2015. 

Benderline. 14 months old!  WALKING! MAY 2015. 

 Rivenson. MAY 2014. Two-years old. 

Rivenson. MAY 2014. Two-years old. 

 Rivenson. MARCH 2015. 3 years old. 

Rivenson. MARCH 2015. 3 years old. 

This was my BEST attempt at keeping things short. If you like these updates let us know! 

And for a slightly longer, more general update about what we're up to check out our 20 for 40 campaign. From now until June 20th all donations made to Second Mile Haiti will be matched! It's a great time to give.