Memories of Maui

I’ve been in a bit of a funk recently, for no good reason, just a few disappointments, the fact that spring still feels a lot like winter.  And I miss David. You might think after five years I’d be . . . what?  Immune? Over it? That’s not really how grief works. Focusing on the positive helps, though.

Maui – November 2003

So when I stumbled upon these photos from a November 2003 trip to Maui to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, I was not just cheered up. I was delighted. I’d thought the bulk of them were long gone. I’ve had the photo above enlarged, framed, and on the wall for years, because I just can’t get enough of those blues, but the rest were a wonderful surprise.

Maui 2003
Maui 2003
Maui 2003
Maui 2003
Maui  Sunset 2003

Sunsets are spectacular there, of course, but I also love the early morning light. The last two are from the walk we took every morning before breakfast.

Early morning Maui 2003

I don’t even know what to call that stunning shade of blue, undulating with peachy pinks and molten silver, flecks of navy in liquid mercury, but it feeds my soul somehow.

Maui morning – November 2002

So even though the early spring weather brought us a near-blizzard this morning, canceling one of my poetry classes and the first of five “Wine Tour of France” educational tastings, I’m okay.

I heard this today from Timothy Keller on the Gospel in Life podcast: “Because of God, there is an ocean, an infinite ocean of love and joy out there for us, and we’re trapped temporarily in a little tiny piece of darkness, microscopic practically. Evil is a passing thing. There’s light and high beauty forever beyond its reach because evil fell into the heart of Jesus. It doesn’t matter what happens. It’s going to be all right.” 

Take heart. It’s going to be all right.

8 thoughts on “Memories of Maui”

  1. Thanks for sharing the beach blues of the photos on this wintry day, and especially for sharing the fond memories of a special time with David. He will always be missed, no matter how many years pass.

    1. Now I’m homesick for Maui. It is paradise. Thank-you for the lovely photos along with sharing your journey. Morning walks on the beach and a dip in the ocean are what I long for.

  2. Loved your blue pictures and Timothy Kelley’s comment and that “It is going to be all right “💕

  3. Love these pictures, Sunny and thank you for sharing. I love how you write, and the raw honesty behind your grief is so real, but just as real is the joy you find in so many things. We are out of town and I think I was out of town when I got your last text. we’ve done two little trips which we haven’t really done in a long time but dad seems stable and is OK in the facility so we flew the coop. Let’s try to meet up when I get back!!! Love you lady!!!❤️❤️Di

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.