It seems like not too long ago, Sofia* and Ana* arrived at Corazón del Pastor, full of uncertainty. Sure, like most kids they had dreams for the future, but these dreams were vague, and lacked the hope that is needed for us to pursue and achieve our dreams.
Thus, what an incredibly proud moment for the other teens and staff of the home, as we watched Ana and Sofia walk to the stage along with their classmates, to receive their diplomas. It was a huge honor for Tía Paola and Tío Tyson, who walked with them, and who were able to share in their nervous excitement as the moment arrived.
That night, we celebrated as a family with a dinner at Corazón del Pastor, where Evelyn* shared on behalf of the other girls, about what an inspiriting example Ana and Sofia have set for them. We also heard from some of the staff, and Ana and Sofia shared as well, brimming with pride, that they would continue forward, achieving their dreams.
* Alias names