After 10 years in abeyance, my mom and I were able to go back to El Salvador. Since we didn’t go for the best reasons, I haven’t looked at these images in two years. However, I feel like for my own personal gain and strength, I should. My country is a very poor place, but it’s also very vibrant. It’s mostly all dirt and littering, sometimes, but when you find the diamonds, they glisten forever. I’m really happy I got to see it again. I’m happier to go back this year without the burdens that I carried with me the last time I went.
My gift to my mom today is to pick myself back up from the horrors of the past, and be reborn again a stronger woman for her. I love my mom the most out of anything else on the universe. I’d give up breathing, eating, talking, loving, virtually anything to see her smile and enjoy her beautiful life.
My mom in Gualache, Usulutan, El Salvador