Monday, October 11, 2010

A Rude Awakening

Last night I was sleeping peacefully when I got a rude awakening at 2:38 A.M.  Gunshots.  Grenades. Automatic  weapons.  I waited a few seconds just to make sure I was hearing what I was hearing before I nudged Sergio.  Yup, it was battle somewhere behind our house, but it was really, really close.  Sergio woke up Angeles and we huddled together between the bed and inside wall for about 20 minutes.

My family and my stateside friends have told me it is time to get out of Mexico and, definitely, get out of Reynosa.  If it weren't for Sergio and Angeles, I would have been gone by last summer.  What am I suppose to do?  Abandon them?  Thanks to the strict immigration laws of the USA, they do not have visas yet.  We are working on getting the visas and we want to do everything legally.

I was reading an article yesterday afternoon about a reporter who is tired of interviewing victims.
It sounds a little cold and callous at first, but he is on the mark. If you read my last blog, it was full of anger over being threatened.  Although I am not thrilled about moving, I hope the new home is in a safer area where we won't be threatened, bullied or dodging bullets.    


  1. Stay safe. Hope you can leave there soon.

  2. Praying for you guys. Stay safe and good luck finding a safer place to live.

  3. Glad you're ok. From the way things sound, maybe you should get out of Reynosa.

    Still, no reason to get out of Mexico! Most parts of the country are very safe :)

  4. Rita be safe and post as soon as you may be time to move to McAllen? and commute? stay safe