1 week ago
Thankful for the trip we took to Tepic. It taught me not to take things for granted, one being family. We made a trip as a family to visit my grandmother who has dementia. Some days she seemed fine, while others she did not want to eat and had to be taken to the hospital to get an IV. Thankful that we got to hear her laugh, hear her silly jokes, and saw her dance. .
We saw where we were born and the everyday life that I would have lived had my mother not brought us to the states.
We rented an Airbnb that was fairly close to my grandmother’s house. It was about a 10 minute walk. The house did not have AC, nor did it have hot water. Being the beginning of summer, we didn’t mind cold showers after spending a full day out in the heat.
We saw so many families on motorcycles. We were told it was common to see more than 2 people on a motorcycle. A kid in the very back holding on to mom, a baby sandwiched between the parents, and a kid on the gas tank holding on to the handle bars. Pets live on roofs. Most houses don’t have grass, some didn’t have backyards. It’s common to see dogs on the roof watching over their house for intruders. .
We got to experience kids being kids like we used to back in the day. Playing in the street till it got dark, kids riding their bikes. Neighbors being friendly to each other. We rode in the back of a truck to get around or had to take a taxi. Not everyone has a way to get around. We saw so many people walking.
We are hoping to go back next year in hopes of visiting family and learning more about where I’m from. My plan is to teach my husband @william26870 to speak Spanish before we go. I regret not calling my grandmother often. She sometimes does not remember who she’s talking to now. The day after we got back home to Texas, I called to check on my grandmother. She kept asking me when we were going to pay her a visit. 😭💔
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