As you probably well know, I was born and raised in México, the beautiful. I came to America, the beautiful, 10 years ago and even though I now make my home in California and love my adopted country, Mexico will always live in my soul.
Each year I go back mainly to visit my family (and so my children can meet and get to know all of their Mexican family), to see my friends and acquaintances, but also to recharge my batteries with Mexican food, Mexican culture, Mexican color. Each time I go I feel at home, I’m surrounded by wonderful memories and I am reminded of my essence.
My boys love to go to México and I love that they love to go! They are happiest running around the gazebo in “el jardin” ( literally “the garden,” but in this case I’m referring to the central town square like those found in most every Mexican town), or eating ice cream or fruit with chile in town, or dipping Mexican pastries in Mexican style hot chocolate every night, not to mention the piñatas, water parks, and family get-togethers. It warms my heart to see them spending time with my family and happily embracing all our cultural traditions.
I really miss my Mexico….
However, life is always full of surprises and has given me a gift I never imagined, a special opportunity to share my love and passion for the home of my childhood and all the fantastic things it has to offer. A couple of weeks ago, I received a call that has brightened my life. I was invited to be part of México Today.
México Today is a program sponsored by both the private sector and the government of Mexico, using 24 diverse writers, all sharing their passion for México through articles, videos, and pictures, which is intended to be a window for the world to see the beauty and magic of México. The program was launched officially five days ago from the enchanting city of Oaxaca (sounds like wah-hah-kah), where all the ambassadors met to get to know each other in person.
I’ve always felt the deepest pride in my beloved Mexico, and have always shared it with my friends and acquaintances, and now I feel very honored to share that same pride with a more powerful voice online through Mexico Today.
I invite you to find out more about Mexico Today and each of the 24 contributors (my new Mexican family), Canadian and American writers all, some living in Mexico, some outside. Please visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.mexicotoday.org (in English, but soon in Spanish and German, too)
Mexico Today: To Mexico…..with love!
Disclosure: My participation as a contributor of Mexico Today includes compensation. I was invited to an all expenses paid trip to Oaxaca for the launch meeting of the program. My comments, opinions, and my limitless love for Mexico are my own.