When Hope Washes Away

It's not an ordinary summer morning.  I can hear the waves softly crash onto the shore. I'm in Hawaii, steps away from the beach, just steps. "Go, walk barefoot on the sand," my dad says to me.  "It's good for you." It's humorous how the ocean is such the panacea for everything on the islands. So my … Continue reading When Hope Washes Away

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Bittersweet Alaskan (Vancouver) Memories ~ Part Three

Sometimes everything becomes shrouded beneath the reality that... all life is grace. Just as we drove our little red rental car into Granville Island to meet up with some extended family for yet another touristy gig, my husband's mom called to say that she and Gung (my father-in-law) never did make it on their flight home. Gung was in the hospital, and he was in the … Continue reading Bittersweet Alaskan (Vancouver) Memories ~ Part Three

Bittersweet Alaskan Memories ~ Part One

The washing machine has been tirelessly churning loads of sun kissed, sweat drenched, dirt smeared, windblown, suitcase smashed clothes all day long. My husband, the kids and I just got back home after ten days of traveling through Anchorage, the Alaskan Inside Passage, Vancouver, and Washington state.  In many ways, it really was a wonderful family trip. And it was such an amazing blessing to … Continue reading Bittersweet Alaskan Memories ~ Part One