I am BACK!
I disappeared for six days to the lovely island of Jamaica, which also happens to be my country of origin. I had not been there for 8 years and I was happy to have the opportunity to return and see familiar sights (and faces) after such a long break. I decided to do something different. I visited the Northern side of the island. It was my first time in Montego Bay, which is close to where my father came from. I met some wonderful people there.
We (my son and I) stayed at a beautiful resort with wonderful employees. This is one of those times that I wish I was financially able to do more. I wanted to tip every person who went out of their way to make my stay as amazing as it was.
Here are some of the sights:
One of my aunts arranged an event for me to speak to women of various backgrounds about my book (It’s My Life and I Live Here: One Woman’s Story). Many of the women were teachers, but some were also homemakers. Most of them were married. One was a woman living with HIV. Some of them cried as I shared my story; many of them understood EXACTLY what I shared, as some are struggling in their marriages. They asked me to come back to speak to the younger women. I pray that God allows me to return to share with them soon:
I learned so much from interacting with these women. I am thankful for this opportunity. My aunt made the arrangement possible:
The rest was needed, but the refreshing moments that meant the most to me was when I met these wonderful women. I look forward to hearing more about the impact that my book will make on my island home, JAMAICA!