Robert Welton Clement arrived on March 25, 2014, fourth son to the family of my sister Jean and her husband Reuel. The birth was unexpectedly difficult, and Robert arrived looking like he might not survive – might, in fact, already be no longer living. But his heartbeat was there, even though he was not breathing. Eighteen agonizing minutes of emergency intervention and innumerable prayers followed...
Five days after the devastating earthquake shattered the lives and homes of millions of people in Haiti, 10–year–old Laila and her mother Agathe were helped out of Haiti by US Embassy staff and arrived in Atlanta.
Though born in New York, Laila had lived most of her life in Haiti. She was born while her mother was on vacation in the States. There, six months into her pregnancy, she began...