My life is much like a railroad track with the absolute beauty of Hawaii on one track at the same time as some of the most difficult times on the other track. I have to learn to appreciate the beauty on the one side while not allowing the pain on the other track to engulf both tracks.. To leave, my sister and a friend juggled the kids at home, while two other friends split the time with Julia at their houses. I had a very difficult situation with a child shortly before leaving, and we lost one of our beloved dogs. To add to it all, Selah is going through some serious medical issues that landed me in the ER most of one night and my sister most of the first night I was away. To someone who said to me just today, "how do you go away without kids?"; my answer is, "we just have to!" I'm very lucky that I have a husband that insists I rest away from home when I never would be able to at home. I questioned getting on the plane even at the last minute and he basically demanded it.
Our lives are as stressful as Hawaii is beautiful. Here's the pretty side of the track -
We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village -
|Rainbow Tower from our window|
We went snorkeling at the North Shore - turtle cove and shark cove to be exact. I'm sparing you the picture of my knees from crawling across coral to move locations -
We ate at the famous shrimp trucks -
Recognize this background?
This is my new phone screen-saver -