|Aboard an Air Force C130|
|Over the Pacific|
Hawaii is not a bad place to get stuck, but when one is ready to be home, especially to spend Christmas with family, any delay is frustrating. So, we're thinking of it like "missionary training". We have to be resourceful with our money while we wait - we're not able to finance an "endless summer" - and we have to have balance in our attitudes, having gratefulness while we wait. We have to understand that sometimes, the system doesn't work like we want it to, and most of all, we have to constantly choose to ask the Lord what He has us in this place at this moment for.
We have had a wonderful time. All of us enjoy exploring and learning new cultures. This is the most different from our own culture that our kids have experienced, and it's been fun and a little enlightening to see them taste new foods, hear a new language, and talk with people of a different heritage. We're excited to experience Indonesia with them!
|We met another family with 5 kids, and quickly made friends, including sharing a rental van for a day.|
|The military beach on the East shore that we got to visit.|
|Shave ice in Hale'iwa|
|We all learned much about the attack on Pearl Harbor and WWII|
|The USS Arizona memorial (USS Missouri in the background)|
Michael and Fawn
Kalem and Adria