I'm back and a whole new woman!
Island life really made me whole again.
The warm turquoise waters washed away my emptiness.
With every footstep the powdery white sand softened the ache.
The wind rustling through the leaves of the palm trees soothed my soul and seemed to whisper 'Everything is gonna be alright.'
But it was underwater where my heart was really healed and I remembered how beautiful the world still is and that there is so much to be thankful for....
The critically endangered hawksbill turtle. It was just him and me for a full 15 minutes swimming around the reef until he took a few gulps of air and disappeared into the deep blue below.
An ethereal eagle ray glided past us - its beauty and grace were really a sight to behold.
White tip reef sharks. The first time I have ever seen them. At first it was just a baby one. And then a fully grown adult. Your heart beats a little faster and the excitement is a rush.
Many black tip reef sharks. At one point on the reef Mr. T and I saw four of them swimming together we just stopped and stared in awe - just exhilarating.
And the dolphins... ah the dolphins... they jumped, spun and splashed their way into my newly-mended heart.
Thank you the Maldives!
It was just the medicine the doctor couldn't prescribe.