An excerpt from the annual “Keller Family Christmas Newsletter 1996” (I know – Xmas letters – groan! … except, I’m so glad to have these words from my past to share now in my present):
In February I had the chance of a lifetime and visited Mexico City with my good friend Monica. We climbed the pyramids of Teotihuacan, ate great food, attended the National Mexican Folklore Ballet, took wild taxi rides (in Mexico City, drivers zoom around slower cars and make up their own lanes; it made for several incredible trips!), explored every church we passed, and in the midst of our tourist shopping saw families begging together on the streets. Family economy is very poor there; it made me appreciate all we have here in the good old USA. But the Mexican families are very close-knit. Generations stay together, and their faith is something we all can learn from.
I read that now and think “wow … who is this naive woman.”
But it’s another layer in the strong foundation of who I am today, and I’m so glad to get in touch with that innocence again – to realize just how far I’ve come.