I picked a lovely bouquet of bougainvillea to give Emily. Yes I got permission before I took them!! :-)
We all stood there anxiously awaiting to see her again. She had a very long journey to get here. Victoria, to Seattle, to Miami where she spent the night (unfortunately the guy at the hotel wasn't answering the phone so she couldn't get a shuttle and ended up spending the night in the airport watching movies on her computer. At 6:00 am she finally got ahold of them and managed to get a few hours sleep before leaving)
We took Emily to Mamasita's for good island food. It was wonderful to see the sunset over the hills of Flower's Bay, and listen to the chatter that families do when they haven't been together for a long time. We laughed alot, talked alot, and enjoyed being together again. It was unanimous that we all miss Matt something awful though.
It has been bittersweet.. so sweet...anticipating Emily and greeting her yet bitter that today was David's last day on the island. We made the most of it though.
Bittersweet. I am sooo glad for the time we had with David and for the time ahead with Emily!