I so often think about our blog. I want sometimes so badly to share every single thing but I’ve been very compelled recently to take a step back and appreciate life and everything it has to offer. So it meant taking a break from the blog and lots of other things and reflecting.
September 3rd – 8th – I took my mom and Morgan on a cruise. It was an extremely momentous event for us all as none of us had ever taken a cruise. This was an idea my cousin and I cooked up a little over 8 months ago. We’d originally booked to just take ourselves (selfish, I know lol) first but we found that with everything that’s been going on and everything our mothers do for us that we would book them too and take them. Then came her daughter and mine. So it became a family event and it was full of twist and turns but the entire trip was a success and I’m forever grateful for the experience of sharing that with my mom, my aunt, my cousins, and my daughter first. We left out of Fort Lauderdale, FL and set sails for the Cayman Islands and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Both islands are amazing but I have to admit that the Cayman Islands, won me over fair and square. Besides visiting these beautiful places, we enjoyed the boat. It was truly, life-changing. On one of the excursions off the boat, my cousin convinced me to do a “Swimming with the Stingray” activity. I’m so glad, we went. It was the best experience. Morgan loved it and loves the water and it was so much fun.
Being at sea…reminds of just how small and honestly, insignificant we are in the vast size of this world. We forgot all too often how big and beautiful the world is. How differences shouldn’t be viewed as weakness or approached with fear but embraced. I will never be more grateful for life. For my daughter’s life. It was truly a most precious occasion and I’ll remember it forever.
We are back. Safe and sound and hopefully are moving toward adding new adventures to our life journey and appreciating everything for what it is, along the way.
Peace, Love and Deep Beautiful Blue Seas,
L’Erin & Morgan