I promised I would write about Steven’s trip to Maui. I have been excited to share with you all the fact the Steven got an all expense paid trip to Maui because of his Cousin Brett! WOW. Of course that was an opportinuty he could not pass up, and so he went for it. THANK YOU COUSIN!!! This family that I “joined” into nearly 14 years ago is an amazing one. Cousins are bothers, aunties are sisters and they are always there for you when you need them. It really is an amazing bond. Steven and Brett where in Maui when I was with Alexa and Phil in Boston just a few weeks ago. It sounds like his trip was filled with some much needed relaxation and beautiful sunsets.
For those of you that read Wylder’s blog and have not ‘met’ Steven, he has quite a motor on him and can go, go, go. He works hard for his family, has many sleepless nights, perseveres for options for NPA disease, misses his son everyday, and works more hours per day than any man I know. So when he gets a chance to decompress and relax, he snags it … and deserves it. There is no better place for a good bout of rest and relaxation than Maui.
nWe often talk about how we see and feel Wylder on a day to day basis and how that is magnified when we are anywhere near an Ocean. Well, Maui is our spiritual “home” and were we both have and always will feel most connected to each other, Wylder and God. So it came as no surprise to me to hear that Steven’s favorite part of the trip was spending time with Ernest. (Ernest married Steven and I on the island in 2007, met Wylder on the island in 2010, and strummed his guitar on the boat as we laid Wylder to rest at sea last summer ). Ernest, his wife Lisa, and there entire family are our O’hana forever.
When the boys first arrived on Maui they said the Sea was full of Whales teaching there babies to breach. Always, the most breathtaking and beautiful site. You know that Wylder the Humpback whale was among them. The whales are leaving down and heading down to Alaska to hunt now, so it really was a treat that the boys got to see the tail end of them.
Amongst dinner parties, and activities they went down for a swim in front of Kaanapali beach floating, thinking and talking of Wylder, just yards away from where 6,000 flowers floated 10 months ago for him. Steven said there was an amazing fireworks show after one of the dinners that had him a bit choked up, lighting up the sky the way they did. They also enjoyed a retreat together at the spa … haaa haa haa … wish I had picts of that one! And on the day of the Boston marathon they gathered with friends on the beach in there WARRIOR paint …. supporting Phil and Wylder across the Ocean. It was a wonderful trip.
They day they left Maui they went down the ocean and put some flowers out to sea for Wylder from me, his momma. I am so glad Steven got this time with his cousin …. thinking and dreaming of Wylder while relaxing in one of the most beaitful places in the world. Wylder, I know you felt your daddy in the salty sea … thinking of you and loving you so very much. We love and miss you littles. xoxo
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