Hana Hou!

Hana Hou!

Hana Hou: The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines did a story of us back in December and the article is finally out.  I’ve been anxiously awaiting this and am so happy that it’s finally here.  The story is out in the June/July issue on all Hawaiian Airlines flights.

Reading the story took me back to a time when there was so much uncertainty, yet a time when I never felt more certain.  It’s so strange!  Our God was with me.  He kept me calm, He kept me healthy, and He reassured me it was all going to be okay.  Looking back, I’m scared.  I get more emotional about the “what-if’s” now, than I did while I was actually going through it.


Here are some of the photos that made the cut along with others.

Photo Credit: Elyse Butler, December 11, 2016

Elyse spent the day with our family and took these photos.  You’ll see the babies in their PJ’s, some of us at the beach, and even a couple of us feeding the kiddos in the van. 

Elyse was also the photographer who took photos of us for the Wall of Hope at Kapiolani Hospital.


A Mother’s Day Note

A Mother’s Day Note

Dear Makaio,

Thank you for making me a Mommy. You were my first blessing; the one I never thought possible.  The moment I found out I was pregnant with you was the happiest moment of my life.  I loved you instantly.  You brought so much joy to my life and continue to surprise me with your attentiveness, charm, talent, wit, and unconditional love.  You teach me something new every day and are the best big brother to your babies.  This is the third year I get to celebrate Mother’s Day.  I thank God every day for choosing you for me.  Today I celebrate you, your brothers and your sister.  I am honored to be the one you all call Mommy.

Dear Mommy,

I love you.  Thank you for being you.  Thank you for your unconditional support, encouragement & love.  Whenever anything exciting happens, I think of you.  Whenever something funny happens, I tell you.  Whenever something bad happens, I need you.  Through it all, you are there.  You know me better than anyone else on this earth.  You shaped me into the person I am today. You are my best friend and I’ll never take you for granted.  You’ve taught me so much about life, whether you intended to or not.  I wish I could spend every day with you.  I hope you know how much you mean to me.  Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy!

mommy n me


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