Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in Review

It's 3pm on December 31, 2013, and although this may get lost among all the other Year End Reviews, I felt compelled to share our unique story with you all. 

What a crazy and amazing year it has been for us!

We began 2013 almost completely hopeless. We had lost everything; 2 houses, 3 cars, 3 Harleys and 2 businesses. We had hit rock bottom financially, but we still had each other and some truly supportive and loving friends. With their help, we were able to make the biggest and hardest decision of our lives. We moved to Belize, Central America.

That's Damon in the top right and me, bottom left.

My first grade boyfriend and I were engaged in January, after 3 years of dating, and we married on February 10, 2013. We were so blessed to be joined together by my ULC of Bucks County ministers, Amanda, Maria and Sandie, and to be surrounded by our closest friends and family, at our monthly New Moon Bonfire ceremony.

So with nothing but the few dollars we were able to get from selling our personal belongings, we rented a house in San Jose, Succotz. Damon went first to make sure it was going to be OK, and once he was pretty sure it would work, I sold the entire contents of our house. It took a week or so to energetically release all of the things we had accumulated over our lives, then two months to sell them.

When the “stuff” was gone, I said goodbye to everyone we knew and loved, including two grown sons and a daughter-in-law. Hard doesn’t even begin to cover it, but through the magic of social media, we get to keep up with all the day-to-day.

Upon Damon’s arrival, he met people who came to take him in like family. They showed him around, explained things to him, and even made sure he ate! They will forever be considered our family.

Finally, in April I was able to join him. I met all of the marvelous people who held my husband together and cared for him for nine weeks. I got to hear their stories about all the adventures they had, and we too, were bonded.

We spent the first five or six months with the locals, learning their traditions (I even learned how to make tamales!) and exploring our area.

We are learning all about the cultural and herbal medicine traditions and applying this incredible wealth of knowledge to our herbal products.

Thanksgiving Dinner

After a time we began to meet the many Americans who also made the move down here. We take monthly trips to the beach in Placencia to see our friends who live there, and to bring our medicine to them.

Now, we are making a real go of Blossom Spring in Belize, due to the fact that most of the native people and transplants alike are very nature oriented in their thinking. Yes, we have found our slice of heaven!

We’ve been steeped in all of the wisdom and pure generosity that everyone seems to just ooze, and because of all the kind souls and twin spirits we’ve been drawn to, 2014 is going to be a good one!



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