Tue. May 14th, 2024

“It starts with a dream. Add faith, and it becomes a belief.

Add action, and it becomes a part of life.

Add perserverance, and it becomes a goal in sight.

Add patience and time, and it becomes a dream come true.” – Unknown

I love to travel. It’s a known fact. But there are some travels which seem too far, too far-fetched, though I have traveled around the world. My dream destination has always been an island in the Caribbean, since I was a girl.

I have never been able to visit a Caribbean island until a week ago, when after saving and planning and waiting and waiting, my sons and I set our feet in the powdery sand on the island of Provo in Turks and Caicos. It was a dream come true.

The trip turned out to be more than I expected. I never thought the photographs I’d seen of clear turquoise water would actually be real. I thought Photoshop had helped those photographs to look better than the scene is in real life. But I was wrong.

The beach in Turks was pristine, with white sand and the clearest water I’ve ever imagined. I never thought nature could be cleaner and clearer than a perfect swimming pool.

It turns out the color was not an exaggeration. It was incredible. I soaked it in all week.

The goals I’d set for the week: feet in sand, bathing suits only, no shoes, nothing but fun and watersports with my boys on the beach. The snorkeling was amazing — schools of multi-colored fish swimming alongside us. The sailing was action-packed and full of sea spray. The paddleboarding and kayaking and swimming and eating together was all perfect. It was the vacation I had always dreamed of having, together as a last spring break before my oldest leaves for college. I am so thankful.

As for dreams, there is nothing as satiating as getting to do the dream after a long time waiting and working to achieve it.

Here’s to dreams and the places where they come true. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Have you been to Turks and Caicos or another Caribbean island? Where did you visit? What is your favorite?