Monday, July 11, 2011

Kaleo and Erin

Wow, this is so hard to imagine. My little boy got married! I mean, it shouldn't come as a shock. They have lived together for a year and a half. They announced their intent to marry a year ago but it still is hard for me to wrap my brain around this. Look at that photo. Kaleo is a man. How did that happen so fast? How did it happen at all? Here are a few things I know. While raising Kaleo, Rob and I def made mistakes as we all do. In the case of this particular boy (who has been a man for quite a while) we can honestly say we gave it 100%. We did the best we could with the experience we had and the situations we were in. Looking back we have a different knowledge. For all the mistakes we made, I wouldn't change a thing because it brought this man to where he is right now......a real good place. Everything unfolds as it should.

Now, that we have done the best we could we can just sit back to watch the rest unfold. My son and his wife will not be doing things our way. They will be making a life that works with how THEY see the world-and believe me, it's a lot different than how we see it. Neither way is better, they are just different. Rob and I grumbled about the wedding being so late. People traveling would be inconvenienced, blah, blah, blah. Kaleo argued that they love sunsets. They were smart enough to listen and start a bit earlier. More importantly, they were smart enough to stick to their guns and have the evening wedding which you can see was the perfect choice- FOR THEM! I will never stop GIVING this man advice as long as he wants it. I will also never stop TAKING advice from him as well. He is one of the people who are helping me along on my journey. Maktub. With their advice I will make decisions that work well for me and respect that they will do the same for themselves. Congratulations, Erin and Kaleo. I love you both.


  1. Hi Linda. I found you through Craft Gossip and made my way here. First, your work is remarkable and stunning. I love it. Second, this post about your son is so moving. I do not have children but lost my mother at 18. It is so wonderful to hear you speak about him in such grounded loving terms. I have such profound respect for that. Thank you.

  2. Congrats to your son and new daughter-in law! I can relate exactly to what you have shared here- my daughter was married in April- it all goes so fast!! She too was very definite about how she wanted to do things and we went along with their wishes for the most part as we knew what it was like to have someone else say what had to be done at our wedding. It turned out a fabulous day in the end !!

  3. Thanks for reading Michelle and Robyn! Life is SO good.