Thursday, February 14, 2008

Can you imagine leaving your Enchanting Island ?


Wow!! This question is so hard and sad to me. Well let me start. I miss everything. But one of these things are my family. I miss just to kiss my mom. Really I need her hug, and her words to me. I talk with her everyday, but it is not enough for me. This is the big one.

The other things I miss are the hot weather, the beautiful and blue beaches, and the fresh air of the mountain with amazing flowers. The smell is incredible, and in the night the songs of "Del Coqui". The "Coqui" is a native animal of Puerto Rico, like a frog, but so special because in the night or if it rains he starts to sing, "coqui, coqui, coqui". Well, I can't believe it! When you have left everything, your family and your country, because you have no choice.

In my case, I left my Puerto Rico because my husband had a big health problem. His heart aorta was broken and his heart valve didn't work very well. It was time to leave everything and go to obtain treatment in the United States and thank God for this because this changed my life and my family's life to more suitable and my husband is better. He is like a miracle. I miss my Enchanting Island Puerto Rico, but I'm blessed with the life of my husband!

24 comments:

Graciela said...

Lilli, you are right some times we need to sacrifice our good way of living and go far from our love ones but every thing happens for a good reason, now you can see your husban, his health is better, and you can say that your sacrifice worthed the trouble.
P.S
You have to be proud of your self

Cindy Fey said...

I am so happy to hear that your husband is healthier now. I am sure you will hear the frogs again. Your description of your enchanted island is beautiful.

daisy said...

Lilli, your writing really transported me to the island. I am glad your husband had a miraculous recovery and that life is better. I'm sure Colorado Springs seems barren compared to lush Puerto Rico, you must miss that.

Beth said...

Dear Lilli,
The picture and your words made me want to experience your Puerto Rican paradise. I hope that you and your husband will be able to return to P.R. some day --for a visit at least. Sometimes a hot, steamy shower can help you feel like you are on a tropical island for a minute or two! Beth

sue said...

I LOVE that photo!!!

Lilly said...

Graciela: Thank you for you words to me.

Lilly said...

Dear Cindy: Thank you for write something to me.

Lilly said...

Dear Deisy:Thank you for write me. I'm so happy you transported with me

Lilly said...

Dera Beth: Thank you for write. Believe me I hope you wish for be real in my life. Thank you.

Lilly said...

Dear Sue: Thank you for help me. When I see This pictures I felt in my HOME!:)

Ivis said...

Lilli, you are right. We all have something to miss from our country, but one day we will see it again. We just have to be patiens and wait to the day to come. The good thing of you living your enchated island it's that you husband is healthy. I think that's the most important thing.

I hope you can see your enchated island again soon.
You are a good person and for all that you have done you will receive a great gift.

lorena said...

I know Lilly Our life change alot when you moved from one country,to another. This is part of our life.

myrna said...

Lilly, I'm glad to heard your husband it's better. We have to give thanks to God for everything in our lives.

Anonymous said...

Lilli, You have written beautifully about "your enchanting island," providing many details of the sights and sounds, as well as the people.

Your ending sentence is a thoughtful summary of your gains and losses in
emigrating to the U.S.

And you've chosen the perfect photo to gain readers' attention.

Have you read Esmeralda Santiago's memoir, WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN? Your
lovely writing reminded me of hers.

Best wishes,
June
(a reader from New York City,
a friend of a friend of a
friend)

Lilly said...

Dear June; Thank you for all your words to me.I'm so happy because you like my real story. I wish read some of written of Esmeralda Santiago. You know what? When you have your heart in your country this make you writte with you heart.Thank you with love Lilly.

karla said...

HI LILLY ! I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. I FEEL THE SAME ABOUT MY COUNTRY AND ESPECIALLY FOR MY MOM.
I WROTE LIKE YOUR STORY IN MY BLOG PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ my story. many people share the same feelings

Evelia said...

Lilly. I know exacly what you felt or still feeling,but we can`t have every thing at once, we have to sacrifice somethings to have others but the most important here was your husbands health.

Anonymous said...

Lilly:
What a great writing piece!
This is Eunice, I am one of the ESL teachers at Gorman and I was so moved by your writing piece. As a Puertorrican, I deeply feel and understand your feelings and thoughts about our beloved "Isla del Encanto" (Enchanted Island). I came to the United States in the year 2000, I came under different circumstances but, just like you...in the beginning it was hard for me to get use to the lack of that peculiar sound...YES! the sound of 'el coqui'.
Although sometimes you wonder why??? There's a reason you're here, your husband is healthy, and you did what you had to do.

You should read Esmeralda Santiago's "When I was a Puerto Rican" and the continuation of this book, called "Almost a Woman".

Eunice

Lilly said...

Dear Eunice; Nice to meet you and so happy when I read you note. Thank you for writte me and I hope some day I will see you. You know what? I am the classic puertorican "jibaro" because when I see some car with my beautiful flag my emocion is so big, like a little girl and I'm try to say hi! Well this is my crazy emocion for my people and my Puerto Rico:) I see you later Thank You!

Graciela said...

Lilli, I am your conscience, and I am waiting for you at the GED class.

Jared said...

Wow I love your story it inspires alot of people. Like myself. The picture of the whole story brings out alot about you, like how you ended up in the U.S. but long story short I'm glad your husband is doing good!!!!

jeny said...

Lillian!!!!
You are astrong woman, is hard to leave your prid , your family , it happens with people who have to sacrificie for who you love.
Congratulations for your husband!, the love the you have to your husband became a medicene.
Good luck

Refugio said...

Lilli you wrote a wonderful story I really liked it.I hope your husband is well now.Lilli now that you are going to school to get your GED don't give up. I know some times is so hard but one day you will have your reward.

Lilly said...

Dear Jared; Thank you for you coments. I hope we have a wonderfull year togheter and nice to meet you!!;) Lilly