Before you begin to feel discouraged about your own detour, let me just add that we are slow learners. Our detour onto the sailboat was more than five years ago. Along the way, we've each had our roller coaster moments. I think my dear man would agree we've each experienced the full spectrum of emotions. Gratefully, one of us is usually on the upside when the other is sliding down. We're definitely riding the crazy learning curve. Welcome aboard!
As I interact with precious sojourners learning their way in southern America, I am reminded of my childhood in South Miami. My friends, from 2nd grade on, were most often 2nd generation Cuban. Their parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles fled from Cuba to find freedom in America. I enjoy rich childhood memories of visiting in their homes, listening to their fluid Spanish with dramatic tones and gestures and I delighted in their delicious native foods.