Rob and I are off enjoying a week together in the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos.
This certainly is a year of travel for us. We are celebrating 5 years married this month and decided that we would celebrate, by of course, taking another trip.
Forget gifts, give me travel. Well, I’m actually good with a homemade something (and there has to be something as I talked about here), but any excuse to travel, I will take. We have been extremely blessed by having opportunities come to us that allow us to travel as much as we do. Let’s just say that I am a creative traveller and where there is a will, there is a way. Travel is my absolute passion that I love to share with Rob, and to share with my kids. But with a anniversary to celebrate, the kiddies were left at home this time.
However, I know they also share my passion of travel and I am so thrilled that it is a part of me that I see in them all. Zach has always been the most interested; making lists of where he wants to go, drawing maps etc. But the others seem to have absorbed some of the interest too, I am happy to report.
The other day I was driving home from soccer with Josh and a couple of his soccer buddies. They got on the topic of “what would you do if you won a million dollars”. Of course, they were cute in talking about all the kid stuff they would buy (a smoothie machine for home, candy etc), and then one boy said he would want a boat. He then went on to say “Some people, like my Mom, say they would travel. Why would you waste any money on travel??”
Well, as if he was speaking the exact words running through my mind, that sweet child of mine exclaimed (with big arm gestures – the Italian in him): “Travel! Travel is AN EXPERIENCE”. He then went on to explain how it creates memories, allows you to see stuff you would never know existed, to do things that you never thought you’d do.”
Can I just say that my heart melted a little, and it also swelled with joy and pride. It is so important to me to pass on a love of travel – a love of nature, a love of culture, a love of adventure and the importance of creating experiences and memories. My 10 year old has already learned that we travel to experience life on a different level and it has already become a part of him.
How blessed we are to be able to share these travels together.