Happy Monday y'all! I feel like it's been FOREVER since I last posted. Life has been CRAZY. With work, wedding planning, and trying to spend time with friends and...
I wrote this post two years ago when my sister was 16 going on 17. Some things have changed since then. She decided to come to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin. (YAAAAAAAS!) She has now been dating David (ugh David haha) for almost two years. And she is now almost 19 years old. She moves into her dorm tomorrow and I could not be MORE excited! Here is the [updated] ode to my baby one, my little sister, and my heart in honor of her moving to Austin and beginning her college adventure.
Julian proposed on the evening of 6/25/2016 with both our families present. He told me we were having a USA vs. Colombia game watch party. Minutes after arriving to his aunt's house, a trio walked in playing our song "Amorcito Corazon" with my family in tow. I was super SURPRISED. And, I was also really happy that my family was able to make the trip up to be there with us. It was PERFECT.
But, my mom is sooooo much more than that. She truly is my number one role model...the true definition of a #GirlBoss. She is from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 13. She was able to overcome adversity and graduate college despite English being her second language. She went on to become the first woman and first Latina President/CEO of Border Federal Credit Union in Del Rio, TX. This past April, she was awarded the Cornerstone Credit Union League Professional of the Year Award. I took some days ff from work so I could make it to the awards ceremony. My mom has always been there for me, so I wanted to be there for her. I am sooooo fortunate to have my as a mentor, friend, and mom! She is such an inspiration to me. She inspires me and motivates me to be better and greater. Her and my dad came to the United States to give my siblings and I a better life. And I am sooooo proud of my mom and so proud to be her daughter.