We just returned from an 8 day cruise of the Eastern Caribbean.
We had a relaxing, wonderful time on the ship and my husband and I enjoyed being together.
We visited the same ports that Peggy and her husband visited on their last cruise together.
I enjoyed sitting on our balcony and looking at the sea as we skimmed the top of the blue water.
One evening, I sat on the balcony in the early hours of the morning. I watched the black night turn into a blanket of stars lighting up the sea. I thought of Peggy cruising the same waters when her mind was crisp and her eyes could take in all of the night and see all of the stars.
I felt a strong connection to her that evening. I knew that she had seen the same ocean and the same stars and ports from the balcony of her cabin so many years earlier.
I felt a tug of sadness in my heart because I knew that I could never share my memories of this cruise with her.
I was on the deck as we slid into the Port of St. Thomas. I looked at the beautiful landscape and knew that Peggy had seen the same sights on her cruise. I felt close to her as we walked the streets of St. Thomas.
I thought of Peggy when we reached St. Maarten and glided into the port.
I was seeing all of this beauty through my eyes but also....
Through Peggy's eyes......
I felt a connection to her as I took in the beauty of the Islands for I was looking and seeing the same things that she had seen years earlier.
I thought of the excitement that she must have felt because of the excitement that I felt with each day at sea and each port of call.
I was comforted just knowing that I was seeing everything on this cruise through....
I love You Today, Peggy!