Family by marriage

My husband is 28 years older than I am. I very, rarely admit the exact number of years he is my senior. It is obvious when we are together that there is, in fact, an age difference however, the exact number of years is rarely spoken out loud. When we married almost 15 years ago,… Continue reading Family by marriage

See you soon

July 22, 2018 My Dad cried tonight. He wouldn't say good-bye only that he would see me soon. He held on tightly telling me my family loved me, my brothers, my Auntys, my Uncles and my cousins and finally that he loved me. This very tall, large Hawaiian man cried telling how much I meant… Continue reading See you soon

It’s packing time

July 21, 2018 It is night 31 of our 32 night stay. Our bags are packed lining the hallway to the door. We are planning to run the family gauntlet tomorrow seeing everyone individually. I'm already tearing up as we prepare for our impending departure from Hawaii. My husband and daughter are so excited. As… Continue reading It’s packing time

Tick Tock

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