Today is a day of reminiscing for me because at this time three years ago I was one day from being in Hawaii, meeting Shane’s family, eating shaved ice daily, and stuffing my face with sushi. We weren’t pregnant yet, but we knew we were soulmates and wanted a family together. So I jumped on a plane with him for ten hours, walked off to a lei from his dad, and toured Oahu. I remember all of it like it was yesterday. Seeing where he grew up gave me a lens I never knew existed, a path I never saw possible. We often discuss raising our children on the mainland, but we also discuss how nice/better/special it would be for our family to be in Hawaii. As the years pass and my mind doesn’t change, I think we are getting closer to compromise. For now we are here, but every chance I get I am looking out the window imagining the potential of our family being there.