This morning I woke up and spent about an hour reflecting on the experiences of my life. I have to confess, my dream as a little girl was to travel the world. I wanted to experience different cultures, meet the people of foreign lands and see the amazing sights this wonderful world of ours has to offer.
The beginning of the quest started when I was 16, a few months after my Dad passed away. One of the most difficult times in my life. I was so defeated and angry. That trip to Europe opened my eyes to the world beyond Virginia Beach.
Later I married my husband and we made a commitment to start traveling for vacations. I have seen things I could never have imagined as a little girl. I have been so blessed.
I have stood on the peak of a mountain in Switzerland, admired the redwoods of California, flown into the Grand Canyon, dived the great white wall in Fiji, ridden on the Audubon, held hands in the rainforest, swam with wild spotted dolphins but best of all, was I had someone to share my highs and lows with.
If today were my last day, I could honestly say I had the opportunity to live my dreams.