I was rather dreading a departure from Hawaii and my beloved God parents and my return to normalcy. I came home and daily life descended, as I knew it would, with its occasional loneliness and regular responsibilities. For a few days, while Bodhi was with his Dad and Owen gone for the summer, I moped. And then I looked around. WOW! All the spring rains have turned my home into a lush paradise, complete with variations of green and floral bounty to rival any of my haunts on Kauai.
Beauty is literally all around.
And now that Bodhi's laughter once more fills our home, moping has been all but forgotten.
And small adventures fill our days... like bike rides to the gym, trips to the market, neighborhood walks, stumbling upon one stranger after another who generously open their lives and hearts to us with the warm friendliness of summer.