To My Grandkids,
Whew, these past couple weeks have been awesome!
This island continues to give us a million cool experiences, she doesn't disappoint! A couple weeks ago we went to a pier on the island to snorkel! It was beautiful, but I remembered a fear of mine.. I've been snorkeling a handful of times around the world now and every time I start out with a bit of a panic attack for some reason.. I get really freaked out by the vastness of the ocean, and the possibilities of creatures below me. I always freak out, and have to get out of the water for a few minutes to quiet the irrational thoughts, and then once I get back in it's much more enjoyable. I saw soo many jellyfish, colorful and reflective fish, amazing coral, starfish, sea urchins, and even swam near a barracuda! Although I didn't stray more than 10 feet from the bank, the rest of the crew dove under the huge pier where it's dark nothingness under you.. Some even saw sea turtles!
A couple days after, we had a birthday party on the beach to go to, but on the way we saw a stray pig in a mud bath on the side of the road.. Small backstory, one of our giant pigs at the farm got out of his pen and we were trying find him, so we thought this was him.. We started corralling the pig around trying to get a rope around him, and he ran into the woods. Everyone jumped in the bushes to push him out and I stayed behind for when he ran back out.. Before I could even see where he was, he came SPRINTING out of the bushes RIGHT in front of me.. While they yelled for me to grab him, I took off running and screaming.. I don't know who was screaming louder; me or the pig. (Turns out it wasn't the one we were looking for..) From then on, I was too scared to even help... Days later we found our giant 400 pound pig laying on the side of the road, loaded him up in the car and took him back home.. And it did NOT go as smoothly as it sounds- imagine trying to get a 400 pound pig in the CAR... I'll just let your curiosity take the rest of that story.
To say that we've had some hilarious stories come from this island is an understatement. It's been an amazing time.. I forgot to mention that we went to a mans house for dinner, and he is a very talented architect.. He designed, and built this 3 story house on the beach, and it is BEAUTIFUL. He is a pretty funny guy- he built a giant 'G' shaped table/bench on top of the building called the 'G spot'.. Gotta admit- it was the perfect spot just like it's name says!
Vieques has been amazing, and our time here is slowly coming to the end. We are spending another month here before we go back home.. To our own home.. Which is all I'm gonna say until things are set in stone, but trust me, I'M EXCTIED!!
I am so blessed to be on this journey.
My heart is so full.
I have been gifted with this beautiful life, and I will continue to LIVE it the way it was intended to be lived. I am walking my purpose, shining my light, and spreading LOVE every where I go.
LIFE IS SOO GOOD. Thank you.
Your badass make-it-happen Granny J :)