Friday, June 18, 2010

Our Sun is setting for our Adventure in Hawaii...The Land of my Father

And so it is that we are leaving Hawaii at the end of June. I have started to pack up the boxes and prepare for my Family to relocate to Southern California.....

I came to Hawaii to Honor my  Hawaiian Heritage and the Land of my Father ,that he was taken from over 65 years ago and he never did return because of the loss of his Mother that he never was allowed to see or talk too once he left the Islands with his Father and brother, both young under the age of 10.

The tragic story of my Father's journey , being torn from his Mother through an ugly divorce after Pearl Harbor was bombed and relocated to a cement jungle in San Francisco, far from the warm clear waters and gentle breezes and the sweet kisses of his Mother is what brought me home to Hawaii.

Since My Father died after I was married and had never returned to the islands, I felt that if I ever had the opportunity, I would come to the place where he treasured in his heart and honor him, through teaching my children the beautiful things of the Hawaiian Culture. This would be the ultimate ALOHA to my Father and Grandmother and the ancestors before me, to Honor them, to do there genealogy and to stand as a witness that they lived and were always loved, no matter how far the sea separated them.

I thought I was here in Hawaii to stay, but I know that our move back to the mainland is the right move. I will be forever grateful and honored for this exquisite experience...
and it isn't goodbye to Hawaii...only ALOHA O'E until we meet again....


  1. I am sure you and your family have very good reasons for leaving,but I feel very sad for you.I have enjoyed looking at your beautiful blog,the lovely photo's and reading about your life,I hope you continue when you are settled in your new home.
    Best wishes Carolyn.

  2. Aloha My Sweet Friend~You will always have your memories close to your heart! Life is always changing and onto the next adventure.My blessings to you and your family.Beautiful post as always.~Cheers Kim

  3. A new life, a new adventure.

    It's hard to imagine leaving such a paradise, but we actually make our own paradises, and you'll make yours again. And as you said, it's merely aloha to Hawaii. Don't forget to throw your leis into the water!

  4. Brandi,
    Aloha Girl!! I haven't been around to say hi lately. I just wanted to stop by and wish you good luck with your move back to Cali. I'm sure it must be quite sad for you. Just think how lucky you were to say you lived in Hawaii. Most people never get the chance to visit let alone live there. Just think of how blessed you were with that opportunity. Moving to Cali doesn't seem too shabby either!!
    Wishes for a safe and seamless move. I'm thinking of you girl!!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Hi Brandi,
    Just stopping by to say hello and I hope you have transitioned back to the mainland smoothly. When the dust has settled and you get a chance, stop by and let me know how you made out.
    I hope it is going well for you, I know moving is a stressful time in your life so keep your chin up girlfriend!!
    See you soon

  6. Hey sweetie, I just noticed I have an email and you have moved back to the mainland. I've been down and out most of the summer fighting shingles of all things and have lost touch with so many.

    I wish you and your fam the best and many precious blessings with this move. I have never moved since I moved out of the Sorority house, ' can't even imagine movin' across an ocean! My hat's off to you girlfriend!

    God bless ya and have a beautiful summer day!!!

  7. Beautiful post,
    good luck on your new plans and as you say your island will always be there and best of all, part of it will always live in the hearts of you and your family.

  8. Oh, your post had me crying. How very sad for your father and what a wonderful way to honor him. I know it will be hard for you, but change can be good. Sometimes we don't know why,but one day you will look back upon this time and say 'oh that is why'. Stay strong and looking forward to upcoming post!

  9. Hey girlfriend, just checkin' in to see how you are doin'.

    God bless and have yourself a glorious day sweetie. I miss ya


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