By Doninique Reyes

It seems just like yesterday I moved to Mexico with my family and now it’s time for me to move again but this time it’s going to be different because, I’m leaving my family and my dog behind. My dog is a big part of my life. I had got her when I was 10. When my parents came to us and asked about what I thought about moving to Mexico the only thing I said was as long as my dog can come with me. And now I am leaving her behind for two years. It’s going to be hard but I know in the end going to AIM will be one of the best things for my life. With me graduating and starting to think about what I’m taking with me is starting to make it all feel real. The friends that I made here throughout my time here have started to feel like my family. I’m truly going to miss Mexico but ill forever keep the memories of having youth retreats, going to the children’s home, sleepovers, water balloon fights, youth bible studies, passing out flyers to invite people to church. These are just some of the things. The first time I went to the children’s home I meet a sweet little boy named Luis he came up to me and asked for a hug. He melted my heart. Every time I go he runs to me and gives me a big hug. Out of all the things all he wanted was to feel loved by someone. I hope during my time in AIM I can touch people’s hearts like Luis did to me. Before I leave to start a new adventure in my life I’m trying to enjoy as much as I can.

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