I am back from my 14-day holiday from reality. When I got home the remodel on my kitchen and two bathrooms had begun. I feel like the remodel on my life has also begun. I’ve made some decisions about where I want to go and who I want to be in this new chapter of my life, and will share those in this blog as I go along.
After leaving Costa Rica I flew to Puerto Rico, and with only 15 minutes to spare, boarded the cruise ship “Adventure of the Seas.” I met my son and his fiance, Sid and Melissa, and her parents, Carrie and Kevin, and proceeded to have a great time. Here are some highlights: We won a Motown music trivia contest (well, what do you expect? It was MOTOWN!). Sid blew the audience away with his Michael Jackson karoake and break dancing performance. Sid and Melissa were on stage for the Newlywed Game. Very embarrassing! We zip lined on St. Martin. Did a lot of dancing all over the ship. Rested a lot. And then Sid and Melissa got married on Friday aboard ship.
Much like what happened in Costa Rica, I met some wonderful people on the cruise. One lady was crocheting a prayer shawl during one of the game shows. I told her how much I loved the prayer shawl that I received a couple years ago. I learned that she had lost her husband a year ago, and she told me, “You can do this!” She was traveling alone and having a great time. I met another lady on a catamaran trip who had lost her mother recently and we just talked and talked about our experience losing a loved one. My take-home: We really have a lot in common with each other and can support and love one another through trials. We are more alike than different.