May 17 2015
I can't believe we're actually going to Cuba. I'm on the plane now and we're preparing to land. It still doesn't feel real. Today was an emotional day. I can't fully comprehend why I feel the way I do. The only way I can describe it is: my Roots. My history that always felt like it was stuck in a dusty book, is finally coming alive! Abi and Belo came to the airport to send us off with a map of their homes and the place where they first met and I left them with several tears shared. I felt... so overwhelmed with whatever they were feeling. They said they longed to go with me and wished they could share this experience together. That makes my heart ache. Even writing this, gives me a runny nose and wet eyes/ I just looked out the window and there it is!
((Insert from Jay)) We just landed. The entire plane clapped. I expected nothing less.