The boys fell fast asleep, and I drove in peace, soaking in the beauty all around me. I got a strong feeling that this is exactly where I'm supposed to be right now, at this time in my life. It was a good feeling.
On Friday one of my Young Women came over to help with the kids. A sweet girl of 13 years old, the middle child of 9 children. She was so wonderful, so patient, and she followed baby Jonah around like he was the most important person in the world.
In the past 6 years Micah and I have moved from place to place, job to job, school to school, raising our 3 young children alone. With no family, and few friends around, I hadn't realized how hard it's been on us. We are exhausted.
As I watched Maliana carry my baby across the yard, I felt peace, a huge weight off my shoulders. I felt that this was a place where we could share our children, where other people will love them and nurture them along with us.
Still got my old longboard. Here's me and Z at Honoli'i after a fun surf.