Light

March 1: Light

Light. I’ve found that light is very important in photos. I need to be mindful of where the sun is, what time of day it is, and how to control the light in the settings of my camera. Still learning~still learning. Sometimes light can be the culprit of a bad photo and sometimes it is the prime essence of it.
It’s interesting that this machine is able to control light settings.

I am always drawn to a sunny morning. I love to sit on a chair in my patio and soak in the warmth while the inside of the house is chilly from the dark and early morning hours. The tiles in the kitchen nip at my toes and I can sun them as the sun rises in front of me. My doggy is chasing the neighbor’s cat and the birds are waking up to the orange circle peeking through the forest trees. It is a peaceful time to gather my thoughts and pray in devotion to the Lord before the day begins.

The shot above is one of my favorite ways of capturing the sun. I love photos with the sun rays branching out of its core. Rather than facing my lens straight into the sun, I found that looking through foliage or trees and through the little square window of my camera was key to achieving this effect. The light is blocked but some light escapes through causing rays of sunlight in front of a natural backdrop.

Light is very strong and powerful. It is persistent and it will find a way to get through even the most smallest crack in a wall. If your curtain is not tacked to the wall, the morning sun still forces its way through the little sliver opening between window and curtain well into into a dark room.

What about light in a human being? Are you able to tell when someone is filled with light? Can you see behind the light in their eyes? Is it just light upon the surface or is it light coming from within? Is the light in a person so powerful that you cannot tell that there is darkness beneath or that there was darkness? Sometimes one needs to let the light control the darkness. The light is powerful enough to smother the darkness. Choose to let light in and the darkness shall flee.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”-John 1:5

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Love and Blessings Always~
Mrs Halpern

Pompeii~Behind My Dark Glasses

Apologies for being out of my online journaling loop in the past couple of months. I am in disbelief about how quickly we have navigated through January and February. Mehana finished a whole new awesome season of high school soccer and dove right into the track and field season. Is it really March already?!
The family New Years photo cards are still in the envelope that I received it in from Walmart.

This video is a song about a volcanic eruption over the city of Pompeii in Rome. I heard this song on my daughter’s favorite local radio station as I was driving her around town to her many commitments. This song will stick to me forever for the most difficult thing in January was saying goodbye to a dear friend. “And the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we lo-o-o-ove. Great clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from abo-o-o-ove…”

It was something that I was barely prepared for especially since it was just too early for him to go. 30 years is really a short time to live. He suddenly left and his death could have well been prevented. As I was leaving 2013 with a sense of peace, the 2nd day of the new year brought devastation to loved ones including myself who knew this person. I’ve said this before that we can never be too sure of when we are to see each other again. Each and every person who was and is placed in my life has a special space in my heart.

It’s so hard to see the sorrow that dear friends must go through. It’s difficult to see people hurting. It is uncomfortable to feel pain and grief under such circumstances and it is something that must be dealt with and grief must take its course rather than blocking it out to cause more pain later on. “Now how am I gonna be an optimist about this?”

I dare not put on a blind eye. I want to be supportive. There is a time for everything. So when sad times come, yes, it’s ok to be sad. Take the time to be sad at the time and place given to be sad. Only God can take away the pain and aid in moving forward to the ones who walk alone from the absence of a loved one.

“But if you close your eyes…”
As I move forward without this wonderful gentleman, I am grateful for his laughter that still echoes in my ears. This person is my really good friend’s brother. I met him first when he was a young teenager (about 14). Mehana and I were in the kitchen of the Haili street house. Mehana was an infant and she was in her little play center-the thing with the swivel seat-and she was spinning around and wobbling in it and playing with all the amusing toys that were attached to it. Casey was resting in a nearby room and he too said that that was his most distinguishable memory of Rasi. My friend was already hapai (pregnant) with her now 15 year old daughter. But they both came walking into the living room that was connected the kitchen and Rasi was immediately amused by Mehana. He had a high pitched hearty laugh that kind of pierced my ears but brought comfort to my monotonous and long suffering beginnings of being a new mother. And I thought, WOW, this teenager is just amused by this beautiful baby and this beautiful baby doesn’t even know how she has brought a little ounce of joy to this teenager. As he was intrigued by my baby girl, I felt confident that this little girl was to bring abundant joy to my life and she does to this very day! And that is what he gave me. In that moment, I was given the confidence to go on and take care of my little precious bundle of joy.

I continued to see Rasi briefly at my friend’s family get togethers. He had grown into a very tall and handsome adult. He started a family and the last time I had seen him was at his son’s first birthday party 4 years ago. So basically, I saw this boy grow up and it’s so unsettling to have someone like that precede me in death.

As I struggled to find the beauty through my dark glasses that I wore to my friend’s memorial, I did find the blessing of the clear blue sky and flawless sunny weather. The perfect weather conditions that made the coconut leaves dance gracefully in the gentle afternoon breeze did not take away the feelings of missing a person that I had known so dearly. There was so much life teeming with laughter from children bouncing about in a jumping castle, radio music blaring through our ears, the murmur and voices of people conversing closely together and at the same time, a burst and shriek of surprise and laughter between friends coming together after years of being apart. Pairs and trios with arms and hands interlocked. A hand on a shoulder. The closeness. The closeness was real and the closeness was beautiful. Even behind my dark glasses, yes, there is beauty in pain and sorrow and suffering. Together we cry. Together we laugh. Together we hug. And together we heal. Together we move forward in love. Rest in Peace Rasi Summers.

“Oh~Where do we begin?”
The death of a loved one really truly breaks my heart. We are here to go on without them and deal with the absence and feelings of sorrow. The battle is long and the road is rough but God is always here to bring healing and comfort. God has an uncanny way of bringing people together, for placing the right people at your side at just the right time with the right words to say. When that happens, thank God. When that happens, praise God. Because only He knows how it feels to walk the road you’re walking right now.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
-Psalm 90:12(NIV)

Love and Blessings Always,
Mrs Halpern

Life-Giving Colors

Daily Prompt: Colors

There is color all around me. The people around me, the places I’ve been, and the events in my life add color to the darkness within my heart. The laughter, fellowship and warmth of a caring friend or family member adds depth to my loneliness and routine filled days. I see the rich hues of the rainbow polarized boldly through the eyes that God has blessed me with. My eyesight is important to me as is my heart sight as well. What the heart feels is what I see. When my heart is not right then I do not see right. The colors sometimes can be smothered up in pains and sorrow by life’s unexpected events and daily challenges. Reach out from the abyss and take hold of the colors that give me life. The life giving colors: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control with a compliment of gratitude.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”-Proverbs 4:23

“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”-Galations 5:22,23

Colors

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What are your life giving colors? And can you spot my favorite color?

Love and Blessings Always…

God Makes Things New

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There is a different feeling in me this time around on New Years Eve. I am usually anxious and rushing around trying to get things done and organized before tomorrow. Or before 12am. But there is none of that…it is a feeling of peace. Is this the peace that I’ve longed for and prayed for? I have no unsettling or uncertain feelings. Is it because the bills are finally being paid off and I’m finally getting my finances organized? That’s still in the works. Is my laundry all caught up? No. The laundry is as constant as Lily’s shedding fur finding the corners and edges of the hallway. Did I go to the rubbish dump today? No. I can do that on Thursday.

My worries and priorities constantly change every year. Healing is evident as we make changes and let go of past hurts and sorrows. Forgiveness is the key to letting go. If forgiveness is not made in the heart, then all sorts of ungodly traits can take root and become overgrown, which in turn may block the view of obvious blessings from nature, from the people that are in my life, or from unexpected moments and encounters. I guess I’ve learned to accept the good and the bad with a grace that I can’t really explain. I refuse to be moved by things that attempt to take root in my heart in an unhealthy way. Let not my thoughts be entertained by self pity and wasteful drama. My overly dramatic traits have taken the back seat as I reflect on why my heart feels so calm and collected at the moment. As I write this, I am on my bed and the twins are using the back board as a jungle gym singing Lorde’s Royal. I just had to put in a slight glare as Hulali’s heels whap at the small of my lower back. Am I numb? Or am I well rested from being on Christmas vacation? No. No. Am I aging? Yes. Gracefully? Hopefully lol.

I’ve seen my children change and mature in ways that made my heart skip and sink at the same time. I’m so happy that they are growing and achieving milestones but at the same time I am sad that time has no patience for any human being.

The people I’ve known and the people I’ve just met do add flavor to my life. How can I learn new things when I’m around the same kind of people? Each person in my life has contributed to who I am today whether it was a good or a bad encounter. We can learn from each other in many different ways. And yet in some way, it can totally change my direction to my future.

My happiness thrives on the many unexpected moments that I encounter every single day. I love those moments. I love the moments that God has intricately planned for me that all I can really say is nothing but, “Thank You Lord.” Or “God, I love you.” Or “Praise God!” Or even: “Forgive me Lord.” Or “Lord help meeee!” God uses each and every moment of my life to seek Him and to use His grace in it. He doesn’t even need any words. God wants me to be in constant awe of Him.

Revelation 21:4,5
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things have passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write these down for these words are trustworthy and true.”

As each year brings new joys and sorrows, my heart shall be set on God’s promises. In everything that we encounter, God has the power to make everything new. Love every moment you have with each person. If you look for good things, you’ll find it. If you look for bad things, you’ll probably find that too. It’s a person’s choice to choose which one to magnify. Enjoy the time given to you with each person. You never know when it’s someone’s last hour and you never know when someone’s gonna change. You just don’t know.

Time with people continues to be important to me. People I know, people in my family, and people whom I meet through people I know. I guess I’m a people person. But as much as I am a people person, my alone time is just as important to me as well. Achieving balance continues to be something I want to achieve as well. I’m NOT even gonna label that as my New Years Resolution!!! But it is something I long to obtain.

Here’s to a new year. Aloha 2013. Thank you for being good to me. Thank you Lord for the memories. Welcome 2014!!!
Love and Blessings always…
Mrs. Halpern

December Memories 2013

Behind the Scenes at the Craft Fair

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Lily and Me

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Happy 27th Cassie!!!

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Winterball 2013

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Happy 83rd to My Aunty

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Taking a Break at the Playground

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Hula Ministry Christmas Party

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Mehana’s Soccer Games Rain or Shine

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Mommies and Children
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Antipasto with the Coleman’s

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My How Urban Has Grown!

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Christmas 2013

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Good Times with the Kloningers

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Cleaning Up For the New Year-Rainy Town

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Out with the old and in with the new! Welcome 2014-we have been waiting for you!

Date Nights

Casey and I had two date nights in November which is pretty good as we weave in and out of our busy schedules. It’s such a treat to reconnect with my husband on a different level aside from parenting and work woes. We are able to relinquish our time lost together as a husband and wife. And we really need this time to just focus on each other when the fiascos of our lives dare to take over our relationship.

We had the privilege of attending his coworker’s wedding at the newly renovated Nani Mau Gardens on 11-12-13. How’s that for a wedding date? I wondered why the bride and groom had picked a Tuesday for a wedding day but after seeing the date on the invitation, it all made sense. So it was a Tuesday evening and we left the reception, full from good food, and we headed to the Hilton to take advantage of a complimentary room provided by a local company who was offering a menu management course. It was an offer that he couldn’t turn down. So we had some time together and I got to play princess wifey!

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After his class was over, we headed to Hapuna for some ocean therapy and watched the sunset through overcast gray clouds. This is something we used to do in our early days of courtship. The gratitude to have this time again and again with Casey is increasingly overwhelming. I don’t know how we are to make it in this world without these times set aside for each other. Thank You Lord! And my gratitude goes to my mother-in-law too for being with the children while we have this time together!

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After the sunset, we made it over to Pueo’s Osteria, an Italian inspired restaurant. This was another treat considering the fact that we were in Italy for a week last fall and I must say that the food was very, very close to what I had in Italy. I must mention that this eatery also honed a lovely lady’s restroom clad with modern designs and decor and scented with lit candles atop the sink.

We started our meal with a tasty antipasto: ahi crudo, some salami, prosciutto, tasty olives, cheese. This was something that we both enjoyed eating for lunch at Eataly’s in Turin. We took the subway from Marconi to this upscale supermarket-looking establishment in Lingotto. It had everything from unique fresh meats such as whole rabbits, cured meats hanging above us, a gelato station, fresh produce, wine and beer, and a pastry bakery (just to name a few).

I ordered the gnocchi with a side of Waimea grown kale and Swiss chard. Casey had the veal Parmesan. Just like the gnocchi that I had at Ristorante Carmen, a 10 minute walk from our B&B in Turin, but now back in Hawaii, I bite into soft mini pillows of gnocchi with a generous amount of silky cheesy sauce. Mmmm—such a surreal moment to have this play over on my taste buds again. Mm-hm. I had a bite of the veal which was tender and tasty with every bite and while adding a powerful mix of flavors when combining it with my gnocchi, I was back where I was a a little over a year ago…a dream come true fulfilled and a deep yearning to be there once again.

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The only thing missing from my meal was a glass of red. But hey-someone has to be a designated driver -right?!

While I was having a cappuccino and conversing with a couple from Waimea, I noticed a pair of eyes peering at me from behind the cash register.

“Where’re you from?”, asked the waitress.

“Hilo.” I tell her.

“I know you from somewhere…”, she says.

Wondering myself as I took a good look at a past acquaintance and noticed that she too looked familiar.

“Where in Hilo?” I ask her.

“Keaukaha.” She replied.

I mentioned a couple of close friends that I have in Keaukaha.

“Yeah-I know them too but I know you from somewhere else.”

So we agreed that it must’ve been at a party in Keaukaha and figured out that it must have been almost 20 years ago. Sigh…getting old…
So as I pondered upon our reunion and was still not satisfied by our conclusion, there I was, reading the timeline of my life in my head while I sipped my cappuccino.

Wally’s Gym. Oh My Gosh! That’s it! That’s where I seen this girl! …I guess now we’re considered ladies or aunties. Aaaah! Anyways, so I ask her, “Hey did you ever work out at Wally’s Gym?” Then her eyes opened as wide as quarters and mine likewise and we celebrated our reunion. And we both agreed it was a looong time ago. The gym was in a warehouse type building next to the gas station at the intersection to Keaukaha. I used to take kickboxing lessons and followed a strict workout plan through that particular gym. I still have pictures of 4 year old Mehana in oversized boxing gloves blocking her face. It was a short 6 month regimen as I discovered that I was pregnant with Urban six months later. An admiral moment, I knew that it was well worth this late night rendezvous as I reflected on the precious time Casey and I spent together, meeting new people at the bar, and reconnecting with an old friend from carefree one childed days.

Midnight Drive

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One of the great things about the new Saddle Road, aside from being a shortcut and less car-sickening, is that the road is well lit at night. There is a short part of the way where the fog is really thick but its okay because it allows drivers like me to be a little more careful and alert.

Date #2 Wine Pairing at Hilo Bay Cafe

We took a cab to a wine pairing dinner at the new Hilo Bay Cafe location at the old Nihon Restaurant. I miss the dimly lit ambience of the former location and I’m sure that I will get used to this new establishment as well. It is very spacious in every area. The Hilo Bay View was still awesome even on an overcast day. I was star-struck to have met the people of Selbach, a popular choice of wine sold here at Big Island restaurants, such as Cafe Pesto, and sold in supermarkets island-wide. A common one that you may have heard of is the Ahi Reisling. The white Riesling continues to be a favorite of mine.
My iPhone camera and the lighting just wasn’t working so I’ll just provide you with a picture of the menu.

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As always, the pairing went well. Randy from Grapes really knows how to match it up. From my experience in wine tastings, some wines are a mouthful of fruity flavors in the beginning, some wine flavors just want to move slowly in your mouth to leave a lasting impression and others just wait to make a bold appearance long after you swallow and allow the fruity flavor fumes to permeate in your cheeks and exhale it out of your nose. It is then when you taste the most unique flavors mentioned on the wine label. Whether it’s hand picked cherries, notes of strawberries, or chocolate decadence. Wines are supposed to have the flavors mentioned on the label. So it is important to pair wines carefully. If you can’t taste the flavors, it might be what you’re pairing it with.

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Good Times with Margaret

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We didn’t want this night to end so soon so Casey, Margaret, and I made our way to the well-lit and spacious dining area. I was in the mood for sushi so that is what I got with Margaret and Casey ordering a burger with fries. I have a thing for tobiko (fish eggs). I love the bright orange color and how it pops and crunches in my mouth with every bite. It’s not too fishy for me as some might take it. When dipped in shoyu and wasabi, with a flap of pickled ginger wrapped around the outside of the rice wheel, the flavors meet to satisfy the sushi lover’s cravings. This was definitely night to remember forever!

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Halperns with The Founders and Faces of Selbach

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If you’re ever in Hilo, Ellen Silvestre is available for taxi/tour services. As our designated driver, she was fun to talk to and was able to drive Casey and I to our destination and back. An avid surfer, Ellen offers suggestions on how you can make your visit to the Big Island a worthwhile and memorable one. And that’s not all-she is also available for massages, manicures, and pedicures. Go ahead-give her a call!

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It’s Thanksgiving Eve~May your heart be set on the finer and lovelier things as we get set and prepare for a memorable meal. The time spent with loved ones are the most precious thing we have in this life. Take it-don’t leave it! Give thanks for every morsel. Give thanks with every slice of your knife. Give thanks with every sip. Give thanks for the water that we use to remain quenched and cleansed. Give thanks for the ability to do things beyond our capabilities. Give thanks for the place that we’re in at the moment-even if its not a good place-anytime is a good time to give thanks and praise to Him who is for us. Give thanks for the sun that rises and sets, for eyes that see, for hands that work, for bodies that function, for screaming children, for spilt milk, for daily challenges, for traffic jams, for long lines, for hyper puppies, quiet nights, busy kitchens, ovens that work, inquiring neighbors, piles of laundry, shoes at the doorway, working washers and dryers, clotheslines, pillows to sleep on. There are sooo many reasons to be thankful. This blog entry will not end if I should sit here and list all of the things that I am thankful for. When you look for good things to be thankful for, you will surely find it! Even in your most trying moment, just think…wow-how so that God looks upon me to have confidence in me to handle such a situation as this moment right now! Take the cup and he will provide strength. His will is on to something. We shall not be in the way of His will. Take the cup and let God take control. He always knows best and will come through for us in every possible way for everyone. Give thanks for the people that God has placed in our lives and for the ones that He has taken. Give thanks for the memories that will last a lifetime! Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
Love and Blessings Always….

Aloha November and Great Moments from October

For me, October is usually a month that doesn’t stick around. With both my birthday and the twins’ birthday, fall intercession, the end of season island and state-wide championships for high school cross country, Halloween, wrapping up the twins’ U6 soccer season, from driving to and from Waimea for HYSA soccer games and kicking into high school soccer tryouts, and of course, the anticipation of the holiday season right around the corner…..it takes much more effort to find the time to relax and slow down.

Once Halloween was over, I had a bit of an emptiness in me and I really needed to shift my focus and look forward to the joy of entering the next season. I’m sure that I can rely on God’s promises to keep me from feeling lousy and empty. Here is an encouraging scripture that I came across on the K-LOVE Morning Show Facebook page:

“The Lord will continually guide you giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength.”-Isaiah 58:11

Every season is beautiful in its own ways and great moments come to an end much like how a water-main is suddenly shut off. Sometimes, it’s hard to be still when it’s quiet all of a sudden or when I’m really busy and then I’m not busy anymore. But I am able to accept the end of great moments when God shows up in a shining sunrise, an encouraging friend, an upbeat song, a good read, or even from a heartfelt ‘I love you’ whispered through little puckered lips wanting to be kissed. When I open up the bible, the word of God provides nourishment and strength which allows me to stop expecting more than what I already have.

“Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”-John 4:13,14

How foolish of me to be thirsting for more than I already can bare. I must respect this time to relax and enjoy the little moments that God has so blessed me with. It’s a peaceful and quiet place that blares and speaks volumes of love, warmth, security, and gratefulness.

November. Thanksgiving. What is a more better time to be grateful? It is now, today, and everyday. Being thankful is not reserved for Thanksgiving Day. It is something to be every single day of the year.

Here are some mini and big moments from mid October to the beginning of November:

An Amazing Tasteful Broke da Mouth Dinner with the Stevens at the new Full Moon Cafe

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A couple of memorable appetizers that we had at this dinner was the ehu and opakapaka sashimi.

2013 BIIF Cross Country at Kamehameha School

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Big Island Finishers: Carmen in 2nd and Mehana in 4th and Proud Mom & Aunty

The New Saddle Road

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Kaua’i STATES Cross Country 2013 at Island School

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State-Wide Finishing in 9th (Carmen) & 11th (Mehana) and a Proud Aunty/Mommy

Mini Shopping Fix at Kukui Grove Center

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A Hui Hou Kaua’i!

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Sunday Loco Moco Breakfast Service with my Hula Sisters

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Halloween 2013

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Halloween at the Mizuba’s

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Black and White Night 2013

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AYSO End of Fall Season 2013
Pink Barbie Princesses

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Mehana’s After Practice Sunset

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Love and Blessings Always….:)

A 6 Year Old Pair

Happy Birthday!!!

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Knee Hug

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“Happy Birthday!”, I tell a squinting, sleepy eyed Malino. “Is this the fifth day of October?”, she asked in a groggy morning voice. “Yes,” I tell her. Then she smiled, stretched out her arms and hugged me where I was resting on the couch and she crawled in the blanket and cuddled next to me.

Before I could tell Hulali happy birthday, she had let Lily out of her crate, she put her leash on and took her outside. After Malino had made her way into the blanket to cuddle, Hulali and Lily stormed up the stairs through the kitchen door. Hulali gladly announced Lily’s outdoor accomplishments. I said, “Happy Birthday Hulali!” “What did you get us?”, she asked.

After giving a brief lesson about manners, I quickly went into the other room to put their presents together. They each received some polka dotted butterfly wings for their Halloween costume, some princess head bands and purses. They had found some See’s lollipops that their Aunty had given them and I didn’t feel like telling them that they had to eat breakfast first. Happy birthday girls! Lollipops for breakfast!

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20131005-125136.jpgYou know they’re growing up when:
-Malino stops sucking on her fingers.
-They are able to fix their own snack.
-They are able to dress themselves.
-They carry their own backpacks.
-They don’t want me to walk them to their class.

“But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.”-1 Timothy 2:15
Thank You Lord for Hulali & Malino…
By Mrs. Halpern 2013

Mandisa’s Overcomer

This is my all time favorite Mandisa song at the moment! It’s so encouraging and the music makes me want to just move and jump out of my lazy and frumpy moods. Sometimes we have to look back at our lives to see that we all are indeed overcomers in this world. We overcome the past and hurts and hardships even when we don’t even know it. Furthermore, if there is no hardship, how do I appreciate the peace? If peace is abundant, how will I deal with the chaos? We need to have challenges in our lives to strengthen and improve our character day by day and even moment by moment. I love this scripture from one of my favorite books in the Bible from Romans 8:

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”-Romans 8:37-39

It’s great to be alive!

Hope you enjoy the music!
Love and Blessings Always,

Myra 🙂

Mary’s Song

Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
-Luke 1:46-55
http://www.biblegateway.com

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The days have been extremely warm and hot. You’d think that I’d be taking advantage of the heat to go to the beach or hang a couple of loads of laundry. But nay-I sweat in love as little voices call for spelling and math woes and I turn attentive to a puppy dog’s longing eyes to play and bask in welcoming caresses. From here to there and everywhere-practices, appointments, grocery shopping. This busy season remains as beautiful as the last.
Mid September bliss I see but prayers and thoughts go out to Colorado empathetically.

Love and Blessings Always…