Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

 What a wonderful surprise when the Louis's, Kunane and the Young's showed up at our welcome home and brought ku lua pork, chicken long rice, and lomi lomi salmon for a luau lunch. They killed the "peeg" in Hawaii, cooked it, froze it, and brought it over as a special offering of aloha for us.  We had no idea they were doing such a wonderful thing.  Do we feel loved? Our family, neighbors and friends were amazed by that amazing gift.
 Irwin and Ui Wright's daughters came and did the hula for everyone.  What a wonderful treat.  We have never seen them dance all together and it was just beautiful.  Everyone was in awe of the beauty of it.
Kunane is a great musician and plays piano, ukulele and everything else by ear.  He asked Wally to play a song with him.  It was a treat for everyone.  Wally was nervous but there will never be another "white Hawaiian like he is"!
So ends a fabulous year and a half  for us as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.  We will never be the same.  Our hearts have been changed forever. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


 Can you imagine the joy we felt as we stepped on the top of the escalator to come down and collect our luggage and there was all our family.  All of them.  Holding signs saying aloha and welcome home. We could hardly wait to put our arms around them and hug them like they have never been hugged before!  If this is what it will be like meeting loved ones in heaven we are all for it!
Look at this group.  Aren't they wonderful? My how they have grown since we've been gone. It is  so good to be home and we haven't even left the airport yet! We have seen other families meeting grandparents in the airport.  It has been so touching to watch.  Now it is happening to us. So glad Families Can Be Together Forever!