I noticed that I’ve never written a blog post about my experience in Mexico City but, I do often share throwback Thursday pictures on my Instagram. So I thought, why not share my life changing experience and my old crappy photos that I’ve taken with my iPhone 4 to my faithful golden readers? I also realize I’ve come a very long way with my photography, who says you need a professional camera to start off with being a photographer? So! Here is my 2012 journey to Mexico City.
I’ve never been on a plane prior to this trip to Mexico, so this was a good experience for me. The word excited, does not express the true emotions that came from this experience; for the first time I felt like I belonged somewhere. I knew in that moment that I was meant to travel the world and see all of God’s glory.
Meet the girls.
On the left Holly, Middle Paola, right Katie.
One of the tasks that was presented to us was to repaint the older girl’s room at the orphanage. I was so thrilled to hear that they love stars and the sky because I can relate. Katie, who’s an amazing artist helped created the girls dream room.
Even though I only spent a week in the beautiful city, I made sure my eyes and iPhone 4 camera captured every moment so that I could always relive these memories. We went sightseeing, visited one of the most popular pyramids, ate at one of the best restaurants; and visited a Museum.
Quality time means everything to me and it is my strongest love language. Not being able to speak their language didn’t stop me from having an amazing time with these beautiful, funny and sweet kids. We played volleyball, went to the pool, had a movie night with the girls and much more.
I always admire Mexicans, growing up I felt they were unappreciated just like us Haitians, so it was a pleasure to be in their country for a week and to be reminded why I love them so much. They are hard workers, honest, loyal and they appreciate BLACK WOMAN. My overall trip humbled me and made me value life, including my parents. A new passion was birthed to travel and photograph what my eyes see.
I have to take time to acknowledge the woman who helped make all this possible, Mrs. Sandi. I struggled to find donations for the trip and get my passport but, this lady right here, God bless her heart, helped me make a way. Thank you Mrs. Sandi, I will forever appreciate you.
All of my random photographs 🙂