Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sweet Memories

lovely smelling flower - I believe is PlumeriaAfter the rains this pink spike grew so prettyone palm tree of many typesmore color to excite the eyesfish we watched at the shrimp farm - we ate yummi shrimp thereI said to the ocean and God told you to go only this far and no further!I have been dieting -- REALLY!...and the waves thundered back at me!God artistic handwork, how beautiful to behold... unlike much of mankind the ocean continues to obey God

From my diary:
December 12, 2007

"We (Doug, Klint, Calli, me) are enjoying the impressive beauty of Hawaii once again. I love the trees, the never stopping motions here are captivating. Ocean, clouds, trees, birds all move to bring my heart to be humbled by the creative powers of my Lord and Savior. I am thankful to be here and I thank God for captivating my heart so that I can know Him and praise Him every day. God is so powerful. His imagination has been spilled out in all of creation. Coconuts, papayas, pineapples, plumeria (not in one color alone but many), the fragrances, the rain showers as they cross the beaches. It boggles my mind to imagine how fascinating it had to be to watch each of these being created!"

We learned while we were in Hawaii that Doug's Uncle Dick passed away. He had just begun to go in for dialysis three times a week, he had a heart attack and in the process of helping him with that he passed on. What a great guy he was.

My first memory of him was as a young Mom, meeting for the first time Doug's very large family of uncles, aunts and cousins. I was so shy back then it was painful, but he seemed to understand and he was so kind and sweet.

He sat beside me and helped me beat Doug at checkers and his stifled laugh will never be forgotten and he would whisper to me which checker to move, we ended up winning and he would chuckle and it was good for me. I thank the Lord that I knew him and that he knew Jesus Christ. Someday we shall sit together again and I will hear him chuckle again.

Our prayers have been with the Black's as they learn to function with such a great loss in this world. He is being remembered fondly.

See you again --- we hope soon, Uncle Dick.

All the pictures should show a sentence of explanation if you hold your cursor over each one.

Mele Kalikimaka, Merry Christmas - my family and friends.


Faith said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Love the pics!

Faith said...

Me again...I can't see any sentences over the pics!

edt said...

Merry Christmas from New Zealand...regards edt

mrsjojo said...

Merry Christmas Connie and family! I enjoyed your photos of Hawaii. I fell in love with the plumeria while in HI. Jim got me a necklace with a diamond in the middle of a nice sized gold plumeria b/c he knew how much I enjoyed the beauty and fragrance of the flower. I wear it with fond memories of our visit there.
The kids friend from Hawaii is here for Christmas with us and he made a flan for us yesterday and I had no idea that it was so delicious. I'm going to have to learn how to make it cause I think it is up there on the favorite desserts now. Actually, I ate a piece for breakfast-for the calcium. :)