My Eldest Turns 6 Tomorrow + Other Thoughts on Grief, Change and Growing Older

I cannot believe that my first baby turns six years old tomorrow. My beautiful and strong Ruby Mahealani, a precious gem forged through fire. Six years ago today, I was admitted to the hospital for an induction since baby was nearly two weeks past her due date. I still remember shakily getting dressed that morning.… Continue reading My Eldest Turns 6 Tomorrow + Other Thoughts on Grief, Change and Growing Older

Under the Mango Tree

Under the vibrant mango tree, the kids climb our craggy rock wall. It is here that they tell stories they've dreamed up about pirates and princesses, dragons and flying, stormy seas and what heaven will look like. Below the shade of the wild ferns and giant monstera, they play hide and seek while the other… Continue reading Under the Mango Tree

Today’s Forecast: Rain

"Don't look back - you're not going that way." I read that quote months ago, likely paired with a cutesy background + colorful font. A meme that's stuck with me - words I find myself coming back to, particularly when my mind starts to wonder off into comparison-land. I'm 3 months deep into my 6-month… Continue reading Today’s Forecast: Rain