I love St.Thomas because of My First Experience there back in July of 1985.My MIL had a condo @Sapphire Village & I had stayed w/her for one week.I fell in love w/the view I could see from the mountain of the vast colors of blue water of the ocean.The pace then was so peaceful & I loved the water of the ocean because I could see my feet no matter how deep I went out.I felt safe & full of peace.The colors of the water, the colors of the flowers & trees,& the slow-paced life is what I loved during My First visit w/My 3-month-old baby girl.She would enjoy watching the swaying of the palm trees.I enjoyed the accents of the people I met it sounded like a song & compared to the Mainland.The Airport was like a huge hanger & one disembarked on the tarmac.
The way of life of Island life on The Rock is the reason I had decided to move myself & my 2 children. In December 1994, I moved to St.Thomas to be reunited w/My Ex-husband who lived on the island w/his parents.We had gotten an apartment "In Country" on the Northside of the island overlooking Mahagony Run, in St.Joseph & Rosendahl.I loved the openness of our home.The view from Our Lanai was gorgeous & we had so many flowers in our yard.Hibiscus of all different colors & the colors of flowers on the trees.
My Ex & My 2 Daughters loved going to Magen's Bay because it was down the road from Our Home.We would relax & just enjoy the day @ the beach.We also loved going to "Town" to go shopping or spending time in My MIL's Store in Trompeter Gade, "A Chew or Two" was a Chocolate Shoppe.When we first moved to St.Thomas it was close to Christmas & enjoyed the holiday w/the locals who were shopping.I even paid a lady to "Plait" my hair for the Xmas Holiday.She had styled it w/small beads & larger beads, it was so easy to live with.I had gotten a job as an LPN @ Sea View Nursing home in Bolongo Bay.The residents I took care of were My Family.I was welcomed w/open arms.I worked the 3-11 shift & on My Break time I would sit outside & look @ the stars.Because they looked so close as if to touch them.I miss that.
What I look forward to someday is to go back to St. Thomas to see all of the places I would go w/My Daughters that were destroyed by Hurricane Marilyn back in 1995.I also look forward to seeing some of My Friends I met when I lived there. Especially seeing the rebuilding of "Town" & the colorful houses "In Country".I want to see what is still there after the devastation of My Island Home since the 2017 category 5 hurricanes, did their damage.
I love St. Thomas because that is where I left My Heart & Happiness there.The slow relaxed environment is what I enjoyed the most!I miss the smiles of folks faces when you greeted them in passing them.