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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Honeymoon in Hawaii: Part 3: The Big Island

After a short flight with more passion fruit juice to drink than it took to fly, we went to the Big Island. I don't even remember much about it other than the pool did not have a bar. I do remember wanting to go home. I couldn't wait to be married to Leo. I know I already was and I LOVED hearing him call me his wife but I wanted to get home to our new house. I couldn't wait to live with him. It's funny because I actually remember being sick of Hawaii and sick of being away. I just wanted to get home to the day to day life of a married couple. Okay, I will interject here and say if present me could have written a letter to past me, I would have said, "WHAT????? Get back to the day to day life? Woman, enjoy your vacation in paradise because the day to day stuff is not that hot!" Anyway, one of the days that we were there, we did some hiking. While we were hiking we took some video of guess what?? Waterfalls and sunsets and the ocean. We did some shopping where Leo informed me that he wanted to buy his family (his mom, his aunt and maybe a friend or two) something. I said that was a great idea and that I wanted to buy stuff for my family. Leo explained how that was going to get expensive with how big my family was. I said, fine. We shouldn't buy for either families. He still wanted to buy for his. I said I still wanted to buy for mine. It was not fair to my family that his family was so small. Why should they be punished for being big? Third married fight (we ended up buying for everyone and that was the last time we did that).

The reason my honeymoon is one of my biggest regrets is that I didn't really enjoy Hawaii like I should have. I was happy, unbelievably happy but the happiness for Hawaii was overshadowed by the happiness of being married. We talked about how we would go back for our five year anniversary and how we'd have kids but we'd have no problem finding someone to watch them. So many dreams were talked about on that honeymoon. So much promise. The reality was that on our five year anniversary, I was pregnant with twins so flying to Hawaii was a no no. A month later we found out Nico had CF. Hawaii has now become a memory and a jug of change in our closet that we are all hoping once filled, will go toward getting back there. The second regret was when we sat down to relive all the fun we had on our honeymoon by watching the video, we found that the Maui video was lots of waterfalls and Leo taking video of the sunrise saying, "Check out that view." Then me taking video, not knowing Leo had just taken video, of the sunrise saying, "Look how pretty the view is." That happened five of the seven days we were in Maui. On the fifth day I said, "Here is the view. This is what I got instead of drinks by the pool." In Kauai, the video was of the sky. That's it. Trying to find the God-forsaken golf ball after he hit it. Kauai had a pretty sky but I was hoping for more to the video. The Big Island was filled with more waterfalls, sunsets and the ocean. Not a very exciting video. Even now, when I hear the song "Killing Me Softly", see a waterfall or a sunrise, I cringe a little but smile a little. That jug is half full so maybe before Nico graduates from high school, it will happen. If we ever get there, I swear, I will savor every moment of being in paradise. I know it is crazy but I want to go with the whole family. Crazy, right?

1 Comments:

At August 17, 2011 at 5:07 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

Logistically, yes. ;) Otherwise no, as you just want to share the beauty of what you saw with your kids. :)

 

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