Before we went out to visit our son Dave in Hawaii in 1990 for Christmas (it was Dave’s first Christmas in Hawaii after moving to the island of Oahu in April of that same year), our son Doug from Lake Tahoe, California, said he wished he could come out also, but he wouldn’t be able to make it because of his work obligations.
While my husband Bob and I were standing on the beach at the Gold Coast of Waikiki, our son Dave was videoing us and kept saying to watch the surfers and snorkelers in the water.
One of the snorkelers came out of the water, walked toward us carrying his fins in his hands while still wearing his snorkel mask and started talking to us saying, “That was a long swim, but I finally made it…!” Bob and I were so surprised when this “friendly snorkeler” turned out to be our son Doug, whom we didn’t think would be able to make the trip.
It was great our family could be together for a wonderful Hawaiian Merry Christmas (Mele Kalikimaka) and Happy New Year’s (Hauoli Maka Hiki Hou) holiday!
I have many memories of trips together through the years with my husband Bob, who passed away this July 15th on his 83rd birthday, his belated twin brother Dick’s birthday and our son Dave’s birthday. Mele Kalikimaka and Hauoli Maka Hiki Hou to all my family and friends!!