Who am I?
Well, it’s obvious that I am a blogger (just call me an editor – lol), Photographer, an art lover and self proclaimed gourmet food aficionado (otherwise known as major foodie) as well as a creative brain waiting to jump out and show the world what I can do. But, most importantly – I am a Wife and Mother.
I have a husband named Kevin who has been and continues to be my rock, my strength and my biggest supporter. If you know anything about me, then you know that for years, I struggled to discover myself and who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do. Through it all, our love has stood the test of time and through our ups and downs – through sleepless nights and times when we had no money, we persevered and looked past it all. We continue to love one another, commit our hearts to each other and look forward to a lifetime of memories.
A year or so ago I was approached by a colleague that asked me a question that I never thought I would ever have to answer. But, in answering her question I realized that our world is not what we consistently hope it to be. While I constantly live in my own fairy tale, many are just longing for love. Today I share with you her question and my response.
Friend: “How can you be so in love with someone, after all these years… and talk about him as if you have a new found relationship – like teenagers? You guys act like you are newly in love.”
My answer: “How can you not? When you give your love to someone, during your wedding vows or other – don’t you commit to them with all your heart and soul? Shouldn’t love be fun and interesting? Shouldn’t you live each day for one another – be there for each other and more importantly, love like you don’t have tomorrow. It’s different when you fall in love with someone and marry them. They are your best friend, your soul mate. Your love for them can only grow more and more as time passes.”
It’s corny – I know… but it’s true! This is who I am and what I feel inside. There are times when I get so busy and wrapped up into being a wife and mother, that I often don’t pay attention to how strong my love is. Sometimes, I find myself in extreme auto-pilot, living through each day as if I were a part of a robotic colony completing each task on automatic mode. But, while those times can come more often than not, I know that I can always stop and be so thankful for where I am in life and how far it has taken me.
I also mentioned being a mother. I have three beautiful boys and while they are all their own individual selves with their own personalities, they helped to mold me into the mother I am today. Through many times of the utmost insanity, my boys have helped me to keep it all together. I’m not gonna lie, being a mother is already a challenge and topping it off with three VERY active boys is icing on the cake. My eldest (Kevin Ka’eo) is now 12 years old and is already going through that stage of being “too grown up” for his parents – yikes. And, the twins (Luke & Isaiah) are now 6 years old with an agenda each all their own. All of them keep me absolutely on my toes… between school functions, sports and just an overall lack of sleep – but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. These boys are my love bugs, they have captured my heart forever.
You see, in life – we meet new people, gain new relationships and take on many challenges. I am who I am today because of those who have inspired me to be more than I could ever imagine. I would never change any of it – Never, ever! I have a strength that many people cease to exude. It’s not that they don’t have it, but merely because they don’t realize they do.
The strength behind my soul is my family. These four people in my life that not only provide the biggest support that I could ask for as a person, but the foundation of which my life succeeds. I’m stronger because of them and for them and my soul, my heart is whole because of the love I have for them. They say that love is what makes or breaks a person – it is what develops a person into who they become and what their future will hold. If that’s the case, I think my future is bright and my soul is strong because I live a love that most people only dream of.
Wishing you all a wonderful day! Thanks for letting me pour out my heart and soul for all of you! xo
“A book is only as strong as its cover that holds and binds its pages.” – Honey