“Auntie K”

Growing up, I had the most wonderful aunt from Kaua’i. We called her Auntie K. Funny, but I always thought the “K” stood for Kaua’i. She would visit us on O’ahu and bring Kaua’i Cookies and a box of chicken from the Hanamaulu Cafe. I thought she was the best cook!

Auntie K worked as a greeter at the Lihue Airport. This meant that she was the first person you’d meet when visiting the island. She was the “Face of Kaua’i,” so full of love, warmth, kindness, and the aloha spirit. You couldn’t have picked a better person!

Auntie K and my dad used to have the most entertaining conversations. It usually went something like this….
Auntie: “Uuumm. You know, this is the best cake that I ever did eat in my life!”
Dad: “Sheeee. You so easily impressed. Every cake is the best cake you ever ate.”
Auntie: “Sooo. What’s wrong with dat?”
Dad: “Aahhhh……”
Their banter reminded me of chickens. 🙂

I will miss my Auntie K. She was the only person in the world who phoned me and prayed for me on a regular basis. She was the best.

I know that when Auntie went to heaven, dad was there to greet her. He probably said, “Oh. You must really miss me to come here so soon.” They probably laughed and embraced. Dad would do anything in the world for Auntie.

Now Auntie is a greeter in Heaven. And God couldn’t have picked a better person.

Afternoon Walks….

….with dad will be my fondest memories of him. He used to be able to take walks on his own. He couldn’t after the surgery. I had to go along with him. I couldn’t have known at that time what a huge blessing this would be. We would spend every afternoon together. We would walk to the golf course or to the end of the road near the storage facility. Funny, but we never talked about anything really important. We talked about the weather, the cars in the parking lot at the school, the weeds in the field, nothing really….

What we did do was share the moment and each other’s company. We found that that was the most precious thing….

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Home Sweet Home….

Good news! Dad’s home now. (Not to alarm any of my relatives, but….) Dad had to go in for surgery last Saturday. He is now resting at home.

Great news! The incredible news is that dad received the Lord on the morning of his surgery. This was an answer to a prayer that I had been praying for over 20 years. God is so good!