If my friends forgive me for yesterday's "Santos Inocentes" prank, I promise to write every day for a month.
Have you ever made a promise to God in prayer?
Did you keep your promise?
In the Catholic faith, it is believed that if a person doesn't make good on a promise to God (or a saint) before they die, they won't get into Heaven.
It's because of that belief that the we traveled yesterday to nearby Mexticacan, to help our dear Aunt Nina pagar una manda (pay/keep a promise). From the edge of the small town we walked about 4 kilometers (although I swear it was more like 10 km.) to the ranch community of El Santuario.
|Me and Aunt Nina|
|Some of the family|
|My suegra and one of her nieces.|
|Ashley and Jack|
|Hope and one of my nephews.|
|Hubby gave Nick a lift|
|"Are you sure it was only 4 kilometers?"|
|We made it!|
Family members aren't required to help "pay back a promise", but it was a fun adventure for the entire family. One my little feet will not soon forget.