Linda Valdez

happy mother's day

Mother's Day

familyLinda Valdez

We gave our daughter a lot of presents over the years. The one that endures is her ability to understand two cultures, two languages.

Her father taught her Spanish. I taught her English.

But it was Lucy’s grandmothers who taught her how to walk in both worlds without fear or judgment.

Lucy grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and had a close relationship with my mother. We began making trips to her father’s childhood home near Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, when she was a toddler.