July 19, 2018 I was reminded today how unusual it may be to have a parent take responsibility for their actions or inaction. A friend shared with me her story. Her Dad didn't raise her and he has yet to tell her how sorry he is to have missed so much of her life. What… Continue reading A reminder
July 17, 2018 My expectations were high for a month in Hawaii. I had planned on soaking up the sunshine, enjoying tropical drinks by the pool, time to reflect, to write, to reconnect with my husband and my daughter, and to get to know my Hawaiian family. After all, I had been through this process… Continue reading Tick Tock
July 14, 2018 I asked the question. I asked my Dad to share his perspective on the call from my Mom when she told him she was pregnant. I have been hesitant to ask him in more detail about the infamous call but I knew I couldn't neglect having this critical conversation any longer. He… Continue reading O’hana
July 12, 2018 I decided to share my hurt with my Dad and two of my brothers. I am hardly ever surprised. My brother, the one connected so closely to my heart, said it best. He shared that my three brothers had talked and they all agree I possess the best of each of… Continue reading Permission to hurt
I believe there are some people we meet on our journey who we are meant to meet, at a specific moment, for an important and meaningful reason. I have someone in my life that challenges me, that sees me and that understands me in a way that is difficult to build without a lifetime of… Continue reading To Wallow
July 11, 2018 I was walking with my Aunty this morning sharing my excitment to meet one my first cousin's today. Aunty shared with me that she, my Dad and my Uncle raised this cousin and her brother. She went on to add how my Uncle's divorce was challenging but the family was there to… Continue reading Why not me?
July 10, 2018 My Aunt is a teacher of Hawaiian language at the community college. She is also the family historian. I have been wanting to spend time with her since we arrived in Hawai'i but she is teaching an intense Hawaiian language class daily and doesn't have a lot of free time. My Dad… Continue reading Back to School