around here: jamaica style
My love and I got to spend a week together in Jamaica last week. It was an amazing time. I missed my children beyond belief, I mean seriously, longing for their footsteps early in the morning. Being away really puts things into perspective about what truly matters in life. And to me, those little feet are what I live for. But my husband and I had not been away for five years, since we went to Hawaii when I was seven months with child with our first.
This trip was much better. Gorgeous sunsets and sea and rocks and flowers and just to be still. We could not separate our honey-moon-time from the heart-wrenching people and culture of Jamaica. And I know that Jamaica will be in my heart for years to come. It was a trip of a lifetime which I am so thankful for — getting to spend time, without distraction, with my husband and for my marriage.
We stayed in the cliffs of Negril. At the amazing Rockhouse. I will be sharing more soon about this amazing organization, which funds and supports primary schools in Jamaica.
We also spent our last nights at Tensing Pen. Another beautiful boutique resort just down the road from the Rockhouse. It was nice to get a feel for two different places. We had a wonderful getaway of sun, lounging, reading, sitting, thanking. We chose to just reflect and not run around all week. We didn’t go on excursions or trips. We just were. It was perfect. But did ever miss my babies. We’re so happy to be home. So thankful for home. Our health, running water, cool refrigerator, clean lawn, cars and gas, quiet nights, health insurance, books, tablets, the list goes on. I will pray for Jamaica.