We spent the first day in Key West. We just walked around and went into a lot of shops that day. One of the first things we saw was a stand with seashells that had names on them. We looked and right away found one with Ella's name on it. We bought two. I love Ella's name. I love to see it written out. Everytime I see anything with names on it, I find myself searching for hers.
The second day, we stopped in Cozumel, Mexico. We took a bus to the beach, and spent the afternoon there. It was a beautiful day. The beach was gorgeous, the food was great (we had a buffet at the beach...of course). Then after our beach time, we spent a couple of hours in the city. I really enjoyed that day. I think this is probably the first time since we lost Ella that I can truly say I felt this way.
There were moments that were hard- especially seeing all of the families on the ship with their little girls. That always sends me to "this isn't how it should be" thoughts. And, there was one night at dinner when our waiter was asking "did we have any children? were we going to have children soon?" He was laughing and being friendly. We were seated with strangers, and we didn't say that we had children. I felt horrible again- I hate answering like that. I have been saying "yes, a daughter in heaven" but sometimes it just catches me off guard.
But, the majority of the trip was great. I am so thankful that we were able to celebrate our anniversary and enjoy ourselves. I had a great time with my wonderful husband.
I love you Ella! I miss you so much!
Shell from Key West