Melissa Flores: My first week of being at my homestay with my actual family (my auntie’s house who is sister of my mother) has been breathtaking. More than I ever imagined. I never thought I actually had a possibility to live with my auntie and her family. Waking up each morning and seeing my grandma is a blessing. I’m taking this time to recover the 20 years that i did not get to meet or see them. I feel so free being in an actual loving home and I’m using my energy only for my studies, learnings and my family. The funny thing is that I never had a picture of my aunt, uncles, cousins, or grandma back at home. But my cousins showed me their photo album and the first thing I see is photos of me and my sister. This photo I had never seen before. A picture of me when I was around 9 and I was with an Easter bunny. My family here in Cuernavaca knew me but I didn’t know them. But now I’m here like a miracle making new memories and taking pictures so I can bring them back home to Minnesota with my family.
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