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Thank you for the time...
Dedicated to my husband, Bryan
Submitted by Jodi
The following is a letter I wrote to my husband after we lived in Hawaii for two months. He had a job there and he requested that I temporarily retire and relax there with him.
Well what can I say in order to tell you what the last two months have meant to me? After graduate school and three jobs to pay off graduate school, I really needed this.
I don't know if I (or dare I say we?) could have continued at that pace. I needed to sit and watch the moon rise. The stress needed to leave my body and I needed to feel alive again. I needed to be one with you again.
Favorite memories? Sunsets off of Wailea with a bottle of wine, night snorkeling at La Perogue, the Hana Drive, Molokini, dinner at Longhi's Fourth of July, laying on the beach under the meteor showered skies - too many to list but not too many to ever forget a one of the golden nuggets we put into our marriage and our time in Hawaii.
I know that Hawaii didn't mean the same to you. Up at 6 a.m. and at work installing windows until 6 p.m. seven days a week, so that I didn't have to work and we could be together. My only regret is that you didn't get to relax and really see the Hawaii that I did - long drives through the Iao Valley that I did alone when I should have done them with you. The surfing lessons that we had to scrap because we got called home so quickly. You were needed in Virginia - how sad I felt - surfing was the one thing that you wanted to do. I wish that I could have shared some of those times with you.
Will we return to our beloved Hawaii again? Someday I hope we can renew our vows (like we had planned before the call came) on that beautiful beach in Makena. I hope that you can really see the beauty that I saw and not the inside of someone's condo.
So my 'anela, mahalo, for allowing me the time and tranquility in Hawaii to get my sanity, wit, and strength back in me..I don't know if I can ever repay you for the love you showed me. It has to be one of the most selfless things anyone has ever done for me. It truly captured the spirit of Aloha and I am grateful.
All of my love always,