Here is what I have written in my memoirs so far in 2021.
We made it to 2021! So far, this year has been treating me well
even though we are only two days into it. I am thankful for my daughter and my
health even though I still have a long way to go to get back to 100%. I am
alive and grateful to be in halfway decent shape. I hope this year turns out
better than 2020.
Jenny, Eliana and I made it to midnight on the 31st but
went to bed shortly after that. We will see what this year has in store for the
Horton Mojica Family. Hopefully only good things, I hope that both Jenny and I
will be working before summertime gets here.
Today is January 7th, 2021 and I went to see my doctor again. My
doctor at the local health center is a man and he is very nice and helpful. He
has helped keep my vomiting under control with medicine and has monitored my
progress. At Ubarmin, the rehab center run by the Spanish government, my doctor
is a woman and she told me that at least for one more month, my treatment of
physical and occupational therapy will remain the same. However, she told me
that she is seeing a lot of progress in my recovery.
Until and unless I start having worse symptoms again, I also think
that I will continue to get stronger and healthier. Currently, the only thing
that I cannot do for myself is drive. Basically, everything else I can do for
myself and by myself. My left eye is still crooked, and I am waiting on the
treatment for that. My speech is basically back to normal in both English and
My walking gait continues to improve, and I am no longer using my
walker. I still have a long way to go to get back to normal like I was before
the surgeries but after living in Spain for a year now and having such a crazy
2020, I am feeling more confident that unless something really bad happens and
I have to go back to the hospital, then I will continue to improve.
I can deal with occasional vomiting and headaches, even though
they are not pleasant, if that is the worst thing that I have to deal with then
I am doing ok. At the end of January, I will be eligible to take the test to
receive my Spanish Citizenship. I plan on doing so. Normally, you must wait
five years minimum of living in Spain but because I am married to Jenny who is
a Spanish (and Colombian) citizen, I am able to apply for Spanish citizenship
after living here for only one year. I look forward to having a passport from
the European Union and being able to work and travel freely in the European
I want to try and keep politics out of this book but, something
recently has happened back in the United States and I feel obligated to say
something. It saddens me that supporters of President Trump have assaulted the
Capitol trying to prevent the certification of Joe Biden as our next President.
It saddens me that so many people see others as the enemy and not as fellow
Americans. It saddens me that so many people believe crazy conspiracy theories
that have no basis in reality.
Our two-party system is broken. In reality, I believe that the
Democrats are just as corrupt as the Republicans and we should be allowed a
valid third-party choice. As it stands now, not much is going to change. The
rich will continue to get richer and the poor will continue to get poorer. I
can only hope for healing in our nation going into the future.
Unfortunately, as of mid-January 2021, both my parents have tested
positive for Covid-19 (we think that my mom got it and gave it to my dad) even
though they have been wearing masks and generally trying to protect themselves.
We are very lucky that they had mild symptoms though. They both lost their
sense of taste and smell but that is pretty much the worst thing that they
experienced. Both of them are back to work now and doing better. I was super
worried about them, so I am very relieved that they are OK.
Sadly, Jason´s wife Lou, her mom caught Covid and was in the
hospital for almost three months and she didn't
make it. She passed away due to Covid-19. We were very sad to hear that news.
Eliana also has not been doing great as of late, she has colic and
her stomach has been hurting her. The doctor tells us this is totally normal
and nothing to worry about. It should go away by the time she is three months
old. However, I feel bad that she is in pain and not sleeping well. I hope all
of this passes soon.
As of January 14th, 2020, Eliana is one month old! I
can´t believe that one month has passed already. She is growing bigger and
stronger every day. She now weighs more than four kilos or more than nine
pounds. She continues to grow in both weight and length. She is perfectly
healthy other than having a little colic. I am so thankful my daughter is
normal and healthy.
Being a parent is hard work. It is a sacrifice in time, energy and
sleep loss. However, I wouldn't change it for the world.
She is my little angel and I love her more than I have ever loved anyone in
this world. I cannot wait to continue to see her changes both physically and
mentally. I want to hear her first words, see her first steps and see what
color her eyes and hair will end up being. This world is a terrible place in
many respects, but it is also good in many other respects. I can´t wait to see
what this world has in store for her and how she will learn about the world. I
do not regret helping to bring her into it.
February 22nd the Spanish government informed me that they are finally going to
give me my Botox injection and fix my twisted left eye! I am not looking
forward to this procedure but hopefully I will be asleep, and it will be
painless, and I will finally be able to see correctly again.
of January 16th, 2021, I found out that my parents have sold their
house in Little Elm. After living there since 1997 they are getting ready to
retire and move to a smaller town to live out their retirement. They plan to
rent a house in Little Elm for two more years and then make the move to Saint
Jo, Texas where some friends already live.
plan to build a two-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin on some land and enjoy a slower
pace of life. I am slightly sad that the Little Elm chapter of our lives is
closing, since so many of my formative years were spent there. However, I am
happy for them and look forward to visiting a new smaller town. Little Elm is
getting too big and city like for me anyway. There are always so many changes
every time I go back home.