Friday, March 9, 2012


It's March and I don't know what that means for you but for me it means it's been a year of huge changes. Just about a year ago was the Japanese Tsunami.  I was in a high rise hotel with my children in Hawaii.  I was wishing I could still be in my home all nestled in the hills away from any danger.  We were told we were high enough to be safe but I could only imagine huge waves knocking the feet off the bottom of the hotel.(hmm, wonder where the children get their imagination from??).  Of course, in the end O'ahu was spared the devastation.  Continued prayers for the Japanese and their recovery.
Two days after the Tsunami the children and I were loaded up on the plane and started a new adventure on the mainland.  I officially became a single parent(although had been living that reality awhile, it felt more real).  I discovered allergies.  I became a student....again.  It has been a year of blessings.  We did it.  We're doing it.  We've had great family support.  We found great church support.  We've been blessed and looked out for from above.  The kids have made some good friends.  The kids have tried to drive mom crazy.  Note tried, I'm not there yet!  We are greatly enjoying where God has planted us during this time.  But we all miss our home.  I say you can take the girl off the island but you can't take the island out of the girl.

Maybe one day we will get to taste island life again.  Until then I will bloom where I'm planted!