Preparations began three days before Christmas.
I went with my children
to buy the tree and decorations
to buy the food for cooking on Christmas.
With my mother
we prep eared the meat for tamales.
and the banana leaves also.
Early on Christmas morning with my mother
we made the tamales.
We also made fruit punch.
Later in the day
with my children
we changed into very pretty clothing.
Then at 7 in the evening
we went to church
to look for God.
When it was night
we went to our homes
to eat the Christmas feast.
It was a beautiful time with the family.
Eating. Sharing. Playing. Remembering.
We gave thanks for everything God had done
in our lives
in our hearts.
My Christmas wish this year:
To continue the struggle to be in this country.
To work hard to be able to help my children
and also my mother.
Over everything else
I want us to be together as a family.
I am walking with God.
I have my family in the hands of God.
God covers them with protection.
I give thanks for my precious children.
I love my children.
I declare that I will be with my brother
(while detained inside GEO Karnes)