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A visit to Familia for me, a Christmas full of gifts for the poor, and a chance to snap away

Struggle for Morewanting more

I Remember youIt has been about 3 months or so since I made a trip down to my homeland (It didn’t really count when I came down for a few hours to my grandfather’s funeral after this past Thanksgiving). I planned to spend my time with my father and visit my relatives. Though, somehow my father had met up with an old friend who needed my help with translating English and Spanish for some “gavachos” (as my dad said). I thought this could be interesting, but I really had no idea exactly what I was translating or why I would be an interpreter…
So, I ended up in Dos Countries Ranch (Two countries being the US and Mexico) in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico helping out several church organizations from different parts of the Southern U.S. deliver gifts and food to the poor. I was definitely up for it, first of all I would be doing meaningful for Christmas and God, secondly, I would be able to help the people of my country in some form, thirdly, I knew I would be able to take awesome photos ( I can go on and on)…
There were vast amounts of gifts and food; I still wonder how they managed to receive it. At the same time, there were vast amounts of people to reach out to, and many more that we couldn’t help.
I was proud of myself for being on the other side of the spectrum (in many ways); my absence in Zaragoza has made me an outsider, I was a giver and not a receiver, and my current economic standing isn’t at all great, but I am not necessarily in a terrible state as many of these people we aided.
I knew my Christmas was not gonna be one of material gifts with the current standing family situation, but what I didn’t know was that these people in poverty had a gift in return for me, these photos…


3 responses

  1. Thats really sweet. Sounds like you had a really good christmas!

    December 30, 2008 at 12:17 PM

  2. Stephany

    I adore this picture, wow I’m impressed. Well Done

    January 18, 2009 at 9:51 PM

  3. Nice blog with nice pictures. Enjoyed going through it. Keep it up the good work. Cheers 🙂

    August 26, 2009 at 12:04 AM

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