Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Today I made a festive Cinco de Mayo dinner. We had chips and guacomole, Mexican sweet corn with green and red peppers and onions, quesadillas and chorizo pollo (chicken) con queso y tortillas. (I'm working on my Spanish in preparation for Honduras in July.)
Today I was remembering back to being in Mexico City in 2002, 7 years ago this summer. It was a great and challenging time for us. We were on a medical mission trip there where we set up a clinic in one of the many poor areas of the city. Twenty million people live there. Today they should have been having a great Cinco de Mayo celebration but the big fesitivites were called off due to the flu.
We tried to have a little fun around our house but it is nothing compared to the fun they should have been having in Mexico.
I think of the people we met in Mexico City often. They have hard lives but still feel very blessed. I have a lot to learn from them.