I want to mention some people from my tour group that have touched my heart. Natalie from Canada is the sweetest, most thoughtful person with a heart of gold and the confidence of a rock star! Her hugs and her heart shone through her beautiful eyes and hugs. Claudia and Troy from Florida have been an example of what I know Chris and I would have been. The way they love each other, and are also the best of friends is heartwarming to experience. Diane and Phil, also from Florida, were the first people I met. We sat down for breakfast together at Copenhagen. I felt so at ease with them and I just opened up and told them I was on this trip to spread Chris’s ashes. Diane was present when I released Chris in Russia. The zest both Phil and Diane share for life is inspiring. Cat and Kellie have been great fellow solo travelers who have demonstrated that wonderful Australian spark and kept me so cheery! They are adventurous and brilliant ladies that I hope to see again! Another traveler from Pennsylvania, Minerva, also lost her husband two years ago and also wears his ashes around her neck. It was lovely to share stories of how we met our spouses and how our love stories developed. I confided in her that I had spent a long time in church crying today. She shared with me her pain and how hard it was for her as well. Lastly, my roommate Judy. She took care of me with her actions. She inspires me to do more and be more. I know we will see each other again.
To all of these people, you are welcome to my home anytime. You have my heart. Until we meet again!