“I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was Grief.” There is an old shed at my family’s farm, next to the charming yet weathered plantation home that sits overlooking the taro fields, giant pummelo, towering avocado, tilting mango + verdant tropical flora that meanders throughout the property. At… Continue reading Making Space to Grieve
First off, I can't believe it's been nearly two years since I've hit "publish" on a blog post. Seriously, where did the time go? Something about having three kids back-to-back in 3.5 years has really affected me. My mind is a bit hazy at times + I'm often sleep-deprived. 😉 It's hard for me to… Continue reading It’s been 2 years – Hey-Oh!
The brush slides down my freshly-washed hair with ease, thanks in part to the knock-off brand of hair serum I've been using that promises "easy to tame tangles" and "lustrous locks." I steal a glance at our bathroom's toothpaste-stained mirror, and pause to take in the image before me. Who is this girl? I think… Continue reading Comparison, the thief of joy
Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months, and I find myself caught in the haze that encompasses life with a newborn. So many smiles, tears, laughs, giggles, coos, and memories being made in these past few weeks! Our darling girl, Rosie Ku'umele, arrived on August 8th at 1:34 p.m. My Beautiful Song, just… Continue reading Welcome Baby Rosie!
It’s a cozy, mostly relaxed Saturday afternoon here in old Wailuku. The kids just woke up from their afternoon naps and Ken and I have had a few moments to connect and talk about how we’re doing. I’ve been working through some uncomfortable Braxton hicks contractions and unexpected nausea today, which makes me wonder if… Continue reading Home Sweet Home!