I love being a Jamaican living in Seattle. I'm very proud of who I am, my culture and the way I was raised. The opportunity to grow up in this very rich environment is special and I'm blessed to give my kids even a small taste of it when we visit.
Our trip home wasn't as long as I usually like but it was a trip home, so I shouldn't complain. The day after we landed my sister, Lisa, had the the kids and I up the hill to see this beautiful piece of property that they just bought. I loved it and I can see why they fell in love with it too. Flamstead is on the other side of the mountain that we visited a lot as kids, but man what a special place they are going to make this place.
The little boy in the first picture walks up and down the hill everyday to go to school. And when I say hill I really mean the mountain. We gave him and another group of kids a ride up and I made sure to point out to my kids that their short walk to school in the rain is nothing. Uncle Dougie gave us a tour of the property and then took us for a walk into the community where the kids got to see where coffee comes from.