Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Love of My Life

This is Rolando (aka "Kahlua Pig"). Here, on our last day of our wonderful vacation here in Hawaii (Nei), Meg and I had a chance to reminisce about our recent adventures in Paradise. We remembered how we first flew over the Pacific, how the sun sets playfully over the horizon, our round-the-island trip that had stop-overs in majestic Waimea, and how we ate the delicious local food.

The mountains, the beaches, the cooling valleys, the humbling surf...Meg seems saddened to leave. She wonders how I can keep my good spirits, knowing we're leaving behind a true wonder of nature that we mortals are lucky to have.

What she doesn't know is that, for me, all this beauty can be had when I simply look at her: my beautiful wife of 9 years. The warmth of the ocean is in her smile, the mystery of these mountains in her eyes, the promise of paradise is always nearby when I hear her call my name, when I hold her close in my arms.

The skies here are somewhat overcast, and I hear there will be showers. I head to the beach regardless.

My wife is my sunshine when she smiles.

1 comment:

Emlyn Stancill Whitin said...

Aw, jeez Kahlua Pig. You've made me tear up. Sniff.