Larry Bailly from Snohomish, WA has come to the HOH every year for as long as I can remember. Every January, we could bank on him and his group coming and fixing whatever needed fixing at the HOH. Taking care of our vehicles was his specialty. And when he wasn't working, he was busy loving on our kids and others in our town here in Haiti. He was a beautiful model of Christ, as he served others and shared his love to those around him.
This past January, he came even though he wasn't feeling well. He worked, as though everything was fine, but we all knew it wasn't. We never would have dreamed where it would all end though. His last words to our kids as he left them was, "See you in 2013". It was his trade mark saying.... always, see you the next year. But, this was to be his last visit. We are saddened that we will no longer see Larry here in our home, see his smile light up the room, hear his laughter ringing out. But we are so thankful that he no longer suffers, that he has gone to be with his Lord, whom he loved so faithfully; and that one day we will be reunited with him.
We are grateful that God directed Larry our way, that he gave to the work here so faithfully, and that he loved our kids so much and made them feel special. His favorite was Lovedine, she was his girl and loved it when he came down. The other younger kids here knew Larry as, "Papa Didine" (Lovedine's dad).
He was loved an appreciated by kids of all ages though here at the HOH...