As I sit here today updating our Spanish website, the question “Am I doing enough?” keeps running through my head. In the last 12 hours, I have been hit by two stories that have really saddened me.
Last night I watched a touching documentary, Which Way Home about children in Central America who jump onto the train in an attempt to go to the States to start a new life. The hard part is, not everyone makes it. They call the train “The Beast” as sometimes, you may fall off and then get caught under the moving train. Or you may die while traveling through the desert. The truth is, if you make it, is life really better in the States? Away from your parents?
This morning, I was told that my 9 year old friend (turning 10 tomorrow!), Josue was bullied by 5 older kids in school. They grabbed him by the neck and then tried to strangle him. Josue is now sick and traumatized. I know bullying happens everywhere but it hits home even more to me because he is my friend…my kid!
When people ask me what I do, I tell them that I working for a non-profit organization that is building a children’s village for abandoned and orphaned children in Guatemala. No, it’s not as glamorous as what I did before, where I got to travel throughout SE Asia, planning events. But I want to make a difference in this world, even if it’s small. I know I can’t save every child out there…but can you imagine what we can do if we all worked together? Or if everyone just did a little bit more?