the wedding was amazing, the cermony simple like we wanted it.
keith was wonderful, and looked sex-y in his tux.
The huppah quilt perfect, a very special symbol of our love for each other and our friends' love for us.
who have stood by us in MAJOR ways in the last month,
were fabulous, and everyone looked yummy in their clothes.
I wanted to go around smooching everyone,
but you know,
my mother's friends would talk.
Maui was truely a paradise,
not to get hokey and hippy-peace-and-love on everyone,
the energy there was phenominal,
met some really kind people
who we knew would have been fast freinds if we had had more time.
Got certified in SCUBA (PDIC)
swam with turtles and eels and SHARKS!
And in caverns!
Learned quite a bit about hawaiian culture and the part America played in their history. Lots of sadness.
Saw a beautiful play about hawaiian myths (creation) and history called 'Ulalena.
It was phenominal and moving and aweful at the same time. am disapointed that we missed out meeting a hawaiian elder on Friday morning, but we just couldn't do one more schedualed thing.
the wish-timing-was-better thoughts:
missed a friends bar-b-que birthday on the 26th :(
missed a very important event on June 8th+9th:
Violette's birthday, and I was truely sad to be traveling home and not spending time with loved ones on that day.
Shed a few tears with keith remembering June 8th+9th 2002:
Frantic phone calls and memories:
*"they say we have to have the baby _today_."
*making phone calls to the hospital to try to pave the way and make it less stressfull.
*grabbing the crazy-quilt at the last minute to have a bit of sanity at the hospital
*taking the clock off the walls and giggling like mad at everyone looking around for it
*traveling with chris for food
*reluctantly going home for some rest at 7pm, praying that kat has peace and strength for the next phase
*phone call at around 6:20am: they say she's 4-5cm, kat would like you here" I hear Kat in the background, and pray that I'll get there in time for the baby (thinking no way she's only 4-5cm, she sounds close to fully!)
*get to the hospital, she's fully dilated (of course!) I go in the room and she's starting to push
*mentally giggling when kat was swearing at her midwife under her breath
*telling her that it was ok, she just needed to push her baby into the world.
*meeting violette for the first time
and now, all my memories of the last year, watching this amazing baby-creature turn into an even more amazing little girl, and watching two people I love turn into wonderful parents who I admire and respect so much. All these memories leave me feeling very content and happy with my life and the people in my life who love me.
(of course, to be perfect, I would have the time to see all of you more)
peace and love,
me. xoxo Current Mood: peaceful