It’s been two years today since the day we left for Miami to start our new life. Two years filled with happy moments, new experiences, and why not say it, difficult moments as well which have brought us closer together as a family, and it’s made us value even more how lucky we are to be living the American dream.
Two years since the date we will never forget: 12/11/13. I vividly remember all the sensations that came over me that day: excitement, happiness, nervousness, certain sadness…we were both completely conscious of the fact that we were closing one chapter of our lives and starting another, and in those types of situations, I would say it’s almost inevitable to feel some type of vertigo. But we were totally convinced of our decision, and despite having punished poor Gon with all my tears on the flight, we knew we were doing the right thing. His dream has always been the PGA Tour, and our place was there.
Since that day we have never looked back. It hasn’t been our year this year, but there is always something to be learned, and with time we’ll look back on 2015 as a year that taught us a lot and helped us to mature. We’re happy and completely integrated in our American lifestyle, we’ve met a lot of wonderful people along the way, and we hope to be here for a long time to come.
In the past couple weeks Gon hasn’t had any tournaments and, taking advantage of the break, we had my parents over to visit, who were here with us for almost two weeks. The kids were happy to have their grandparents in the house and we were even happier with how well they take care of us. The last day we had an altercation which kept us from saying goodbye to them, because poor Alicia split her lip open and ended up needing a plastic surgeon to sew it back in its place with ten stitches. Luckily she’s better now, but we had to be at the hospital for almost seven hours and my poor parents left uneasy without knowing how the operation went until they landed.
I’d like to take advantage of the opportunity to thank the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami for their treatment, an institution that received its name from the golf legend after his Foundation donated 60 million dollars to them. From the moment we set foot in the hospital we received all kinds of care and attention in order to make our time in the emergency room easier, to the extent that right before giving Ali the anesthesia, a ‘cheerleader’ came to distract her so that she wasn’t aware of what was happening. It helped us a lot to calm her down (and I assure you that it’s no simple task).
Luckily everything went well and Gon was able to leave on Monday for West Palm Beach, where he’ll play in the Web.com Tour Q-School this week which could allow him to improve his ranking for the coming year.
So, as always: #GOGON!!!
Thank you for reading and until next time!