In September 2012, my husband and I packed up our lives and moved to Hawaii.
The move was supposed to be temporary – a grand adventure for us to take together in our first years of marriage. We planned to be here for two years before heading back to the mainland to “settle down”.
As of this month, our two years are up.
In the last two years we’ve soaked up the warm, tropical sun. We’ve surfed the beautiful, blue waves. We’ve met amazing people and developed lasting friendships. We’ve consumed tons of
ono grinds delicious food. We’ve grown together in our faith and our marriage has evolved. We’ve started a family.
Truly, these two years have been the best years of my life and I’m so not ready for this adventure to be over. Thankfully, I don’t have to be because we feel like at this season in our lives, Hawaii is where we are supposed to be.
Although we are staying on Oahu, a move is still on our horizon.
Since we first moved here, we have been living in a sweet little rental house in Ewa Beach and it has been so good to us but, sadly, it’s time to say goodbye. At the end of this month we will be heading to the east side of the island.
Moving is never easy, and I think I am extra emotional this time because this is the house that we brought Lyla home to. It’s where we evolved from a party of two to a family of three and because of that, it will always have a very special place in my heart.Luckily, our memories get to make the move with us.
Overall, I am excited for our next adventure and can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store for us.