You never know where you may find family. Blood is important but I’ve learned it is not everything. When you are far and you move from country to country, chances are special people will cross your path and will touch you in different ways. If you are really lucky a few will become family.

I had no expectations when I arrived in Mexico. I was 5 months pregnant and I confess, a bit anxious about having a child here. Destiny put Carmen & Luigi in our path as the owners of the house we rented. We met and immediately clicked in some unexpected, marvelous way. Since then we feel we have a second pair of parents living just next door.

They have been with us in the most happy and trying moments since we arrived in Mexico. They were in hospital when I had my daughter. The first ones, besides my husband, to hold my hand and look into my baby’s face. Without any family present, I felt loved and cared for and it meant the world to me. They have been real family to us and they even brought us more family. We often meet the lively, witty cousins and other members of the family for barbecues, lunches, dinners, any occasion is a good excuse to have good food and talk for hours.

My daughter calls them grandparents and that is exactly what they are, as much as the blood ones, always present, attentive and willing to spoil her and make her happy.

For the last two weeks I have had a terrible cold, gave in to taking two different antibiotics which didn’t do much. Finally, they suggested we meet them at their apartment in Acapulco as they were spending a few days there. This change of climate did the trick and I’m feeling myself again. In spite of the recently reported security incidents in Acapulco, I never felt unsafe there and it will always have a special place in my heart…

I’m grateful and will always be grateful for having such a great family here. We are really blessed!

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