My heart is there, with you. Like a lover longing for sweet caress I find myself yearning for the touch of your sun's rays and the joy of your view. There is something about you. Something that I will never forget. It's poetic and enchanting and I long for a sweet reminder each day. I will never forget the way that I fell out of love and into you during this trip and because of that I am free from a lifetime of serious heartache and serious restraint. I am able to fully engage in mothering, and some day, loving again. I am grateful for the moments of silence that your sky brought to my heart and for the clarity that your wonder brought to my spirit. I sought redemption in you, and found it willingly. Thank you for swallowing me up during a time when I could have otherwise withered and for planting my feet firmly back on the ground. I am no longer shaken but steady. I have never felt lighter or more alive.
Florida, my refuge. I adore you.