It has been great spending almost six weeks in Spain. It was the longest period of time I have spent in my birth land since 1998. I have enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and also spending good quality time with my brothers and parents. Last week I was in France with my brother Javier and his two sons Marcos and Alvaro. I really enjoyed goofing around with the two boys, they are a lot of fun.
I also visited Normandy; it was a real shock to transport myself to that time in history. It is surreal, is the only way I can describe it. It feels like a Halloween story, like something impossible to be true; but seeing it with your own eyes takes it to another level. Unbelievable.
Omaha beach, more than 9,000 Americans die on D Day here
Beautiful American cemetery right on the cliffs of Omaha beach
The western coast of France is really beautiful.
But what I enjoyed the most was playing around with the kids; we invented tennis balloon, with a bunch of cheap string and balloons, we had a blast.
An official tennis balloon court, soon to be an Olympic sport
Thursday I am coming back to Kansas City for a short weekend and then to Maui for a few months. Right now my wish is that I could make of Hawaii my home but is still too early to take that decision. I also would like to spend more time in Spain from now on, maybe all summers. My old dream of living between Hawaii, Alaska and Spain might be coming true.
It has been almost a year since I lost my dear Sue. The coming months are going to be a little difficult but are part of the process of healing and they are necessary. I am not afraid, they will bring closure if we are open to them and we soak all what they mean.