Sunday, May 3, 2009

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

I drive a lot here...to work, to the store, to my favorite beach spots. I'm often behind tourists going like 20mph trying to see the sights. In my "normal" life this would drive me nuts and honestly, some days it does here too...but I try to remember how lucky we are to live in such an awesome spot! I was behind a Jeep the other day with 2 couples driving the Kamehameha Hwy out of Kaneohe. It was after work and I was tired...just wanted to get Eve and go home, but traffic was slow. One of the women in the back was about to break her neck trying to video the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. She was almost standing up in the back seat. Then, the driver slammed on his brakes and she sat down...still videotaping mind you. I was reminded by her just how lucky we are. I'm reminded every time I talk to a friend or family member at home just how lucky we are. I'm reminded every time I see an old couple on a tour bus just how lucky we are. (I always assume they saved their whole lives to get here...now mind you, they may come once every few months...who knows? ) As I sat out on the beach today with Eve playing while I read a book, I was reminded of how lucky we are. When she came up on the beach and performed her hula dances for me, I was again reminded...say it with me...of how lucky we are. I hope she remembers all of this. I have memories from this age (although I have one of the worst memories ever!) and I know CRH does too (he has a fantastic memory). I hope she looks back on all of this one day and remembers (one more time now) how lucky we are.

2 comments:

kwag58 said...

Ahhh, lovely post Amy... :)
You are indeed lucky! By the sounds of it this isn't a permanent move for you all, but I think in a way that might be better. It's surely evident you're appreciating every day there.
I actually do have a friend who travels to Hawaii every 2-3 years...she and her husband have gone 10 times now and seriously are thinking of retiring there. She keeps telling me once I go one time, I'll want to go back. I tell her, that I don't doubt. :)

Amy said...

I think once you come here one time, you'll want to stay. A lot of people just come here for vacation and never leave...I love that. It's the most amazing place!