No amount of words could convey what these pictures say.

Especially the top one, the largest one, the one on the front page
of a newspaper that I stared at for a long time. And realized I could
look at that picture all day long…

The baby boy’s face seeing the face of his mother, how captivating
is that?! The mother’s reach to embrace her baby boy, you can feel the
surge of emotion. The pure joy of the rescuer handing the baby over to
his mother, does joy get any purer than that? The smile on the lady
watching in the background, an eruption of hope where there was none.
The photo captioned merely: Delight. That’s an understatement. The look
of drained relief on the little boy encircled in the arms of a rescuer,
on his way to his mother…..

Yes, I could and will keep looking at these photos, especially that
one of Redjeson Hausteen Claude looking into his mother’s face and
leaning into her embrace. I don’t care if this sounds sappy……this is
our shared humanity, when all else is stripped away.

“Amid the horror and devastation in Haiti, there were stories too of
hope and joy as the prayers of those hunting for their missing loved
ones were answered.”

Yes, this is the picture of faith, hope and love.

Pray for more.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....