Hey grown ups – you have a lot to learn from us kids!

Today is Children’s Day in Mexico, and to celebrate we decided to hand over this blog to Marie Ester, eight years old (nine next month!), she lives with Pam and Alan at the refuge in Tapachula, Mexico and despite not having the easiest start to life she loves being a kid. In fact she believes that adults have a lot to learn from them.

We asked her to tell her what it is like to be a child at Misión México. This is what she told us.

Marie Esther in her Easter Bonnet

“Sharing my life with the other children of Misión México is the best thing.  I have a big family and I am never alone. Here I have everything and everything I have is thanks to Mum and Dad. The opportunities I have make me work harder.

The things I like about Misión México  is that I have friends with me. I hope that when I finish school I will be able to work and be able to help by giving back to Misión México.?

One of the best things about being a child according to Marie Esther is that they get to have fun and play games. She loves being creative and using her imagination; currently she is learning how to hand-stitch dresses for her dolls.

“When I play I am able to have fun and express myself. I learn to dance, to have fun, to surf, to skate, to sing, to play piano and to draw. Of all these things my favourite thing is drawing and reading books that are really interesting.”

Wise beyond her years, Marie Esther has a lot to teach us ‘grown ups’. Not yet blinded by never ending work loads, peer pressure, mortgages or expensive things she knows what is truly important.

Marie Esther and Ali with their eggs at Easter

Marie Esther and Ali with their eggs at Easter

“The things I love most in my life is that I have a big family, lots of friends and that I have everything I need that my Mother and Father have given me. I am not looking to have too much in life at this moment as I am happy just to have fun – life is short!!?

This Children’s Day, we at Misión México are thankful to have so many intelligent, creative and loving children in our midst who can remind us to make sure have fun no matter what we do. Please don’t let us forget it!

To help Misión México provide happy childhoods to children like Marie Esther please consider sponsoring a child today.

Ruben y Marie Esther at the beach

Ruben and Marie Esther having fun in the water