Yesterday morning Danny and I jumped into the rental car and headed for the airport in San Juan. The drive was about 2 1/2 hours with scenery that reminded me of so many places. The Cape, Hawaii and Ecuador to name a few.
Dense green foliage covers much of the landscape. Some farm land is down in the beautiful valleys while others are high on plateaus. The roads had many pot holes and drivers are quite aggressive. i was grateful that Danny was driving.
We reached the airport in good time and our family arrived safely with all bags in tow. It is so good to see them. My sweet Momma and I embraced, her in tears, and it felt good, as always to be in her arms. Some things never change…even though I’m twice her size, in my mind I can still curl up in her lap and fall asleep. Bernadine and I embraced as sisters, finally reunited once again and ready for mischief and adventure. I love it when she’s here. Her perspective, creativity and insight is always packed with unique experience and knowledge. My Nephew, Gabriel, enjoyed his first airplane ride and is so fun. He’s never been out of the country and is in for some great adventures with his cousins!!!
On the way back to Tanda Malaika, we stopped by the side of the road and bought some guineps. As a family we love trying new fruits and this was one they hadn’t tried yet. They loved them, and my mom told me to make sure that we are never out of them while she’s here on this visit.
The creatures were so excited when we arrived.
Family is so important. After losing both my father and brother a year ago, this is more deeply etched into me that ever before. No one and nothing, is more important than family. I am so grateful for mine. The family I was bonded to 2 1/2 years ago when I married Danny, are so completely melded into who I am now that it’s like there never was a time without them. I love them with my whole self.
Life is good, and I am so filled with gratitude. Let the adventures begin!!!