Last week was Busy…

This last week (Feb 7-13) was really busy but very productive.  Starting on Monday Feb 7th I flew to Austin, TX to meet with Gov. Rick Perry who invited me to be apart of the State of the State Address.  If you have never watched your local states address its similarto the State of the Union.  So, on Monday Gov. Rick Perry and I got to visit for almost and hour about our situation and also some of the struggles Texas as well as AZ, NM and CA are dealing with in the fight to secure the there borders.  He is very down to earth and really wants to make Texas secure and a prosperous state.  I enjoyed our conversationvery much and was honored that he took the time to meet with me.  On Tuesday I was sitting right up front during the State of the State and Gov. Rick Perry introduced me when talking about Mexico and the border along with Jocelyn Johnson who’s husband was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant who had been deported once before.  Being apart of the that experience was very honoring and humbling at the same time.  I was just touched that Gov. Rick Perry would ask me to join him and the state of Texas.  After it was over I got to meet so many State Representatives but there are 3 that stand out to me because they took me in as if they have known me forever.  Charles “Doc” Anderson of District 56 and his staff took me to lunch and “Doc” took me to some of the historic spots in downtown Austin and to the best spot in town to take pictures of the Capital.  Doc, his wife and his staff were really just a joy to be around and I can’t wait to see them again.  They made me feel like I was at home.  Which when your traveling alone was a true blessing.  That evening I was invited by Dan Flynn (district 2) and Aaron Pena (district 40) to dinner with them and their staff.  I met Dan and Aaron at Falcon Lake when David’s family and my family went to lay flowers in the water for David.  They have both really been a blessing in my life and they hold a special place in my heart. 

On Wednesday I was able to meet Steve McGraw (director of DPS – dept of public safety).  I have spoken to him on the phone before but to sit down and visit with him was really a special treat.  I also got a tour of the DPS building and what they are doing and working on which was so informational.  Along with what they were doing once they heard about David and I.  I really have a better understanding of what was all done behind the scenes that day and the days following.  There was so much information that day I’m not sure I could process it all or remember it all.  But I would like to thank Aaron Grigsby and Jaeson Jones for taking the time to visit with me that day. 

Thursday and Friday were not as busy but my mom flew into Austin so I introduced her to a few of the State Representatives and then Friday my mom got to catch up with some long time friends she hasn’t seen in many years.  Saturday we headed up to Dallas,TX where I was invited to be apart of a new program that is being worked on.  It is not up and going yet but when it is i’ll let you know.  Robert Duval was one of the guest so that was really neat to meet him, what a great guy and of course I love all his movies.  Sunday was a good flight home and once in Denver my sister and her boyfriend greeted us by surprise, what a great way to end a busy week. 

With such a busy week I am ready to have a few days of relaxing and just time to reflect on this last week and where I need to go from here.  There is so much we need to do in making sure that the ones who can make a difference will start looking at what needs to be done and pushing the rest of the states and pushing the president toward securing our border.  David is still not home and as a family we will not give up until he is home where he belongs.  We pray God will grant us favor, grace and mercy in this situation and we know our God is good and he will show himself faithful. 

God Bless all of you

Proverbs 3:3-6

David, my love you are my strength, you give me the strength and courage to make it through my days.  And I thank you for choosing me to share this journey of life with you.  With all my love… you are in my heart and my soul and I will not give up on you…

1 U.S. Immigration Agent Killed, 1 Injured in Mexico

Here we are again, another American killed in Mexico.  Every time I hear about more people killed in Mexico my heart is breaks all over again.  The sad thing is everyday there are more and more innocent people killed there that we don’t hear about and their families are all grieving the same way David’s and mine are.  So in honor of Jaime Zapata (US immigration Agent) and all the families that have lost a Husband, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Family member, and a Friend, may God give us all peace and comfort in the grief that we all share and a peace of knowing we will see our loved ones again and we can rejoice when were in there presence once again. I would also like to send our prayers to the agent who was shot but is in stable condition and will pray for a full recovery. 

In case you haven’t heard about this story yet heres a link…

Teens killed in Juarez, Mexico

David’s family and I would like to send our condolences and prayers to the families of these 3 boys who where shot and killed.  The pain and grief their families are going through is only a pain that people who are in there shoes can imagine.  We will continue to pray for these families and follow there story and hopefully justice will be done.  God I pray that these families can find some peace in knowing that they are with you in Heaven and that their in a better place.  They feel no pain only joy in your presence and although these families lost there son, brother, cousin, friend they have the hope knowing they will see them again. 

I read a quote that David’s mom had was “For every day I don’t see you is a day closer to the next time I see you”.  I love that quote because it is so true, we are all one day closer to the day we get to see our loved ones again in Heaven.  So to the families your boys are alive there alive in your hearts and alive in Heaven.  They still live…. 

In Honor of ….

16-year-old Carlos Mario Gonzalez Bermudez

15-year-old Juan Carlos Echeverri

17-year-old Cesar Yalin Miramontes Jimenez