My Mom’s Birthday | Maui Photography

If you are new to this blog, you may not know that my mom passed away last August after a short battle with throat cancer.  She lived near me for the last 10 years of her life and helped me raise my 4 kids and babysat so I could work and was a daily presence in our lives.  We really really miss her. I can’t say it enough.  We really miss her.

Today is her birthday.  Every year I would do something with her to make it special. Trying my hardest to make up for all my busyness during the year and the times I was short with her or snippy in the way we can be with people who we love and are around us enough to annoy us ocassionally. I would try to show her how much I loved her.  I wish I had done it every single day instead.  But last year we had pedicures and facials and hung out all day with zero kids.  That did not happen often.

Yesterday I had a meeting with a bride in Kihei and the kids were out of school for Prince Kuhio day so I took them all down to Makena to the beach where we scattered my mom’s ashes, or part of them.  We said a prayer, took a few photos (cuz thats what I do), and just hung out.  The younger kids played. The older ones sulked.  Typical day.  And I cried.  Just a bit.

Did I mention that we miss her?  Alot?

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Photos from our day… Shot with a lomo-wide — my favorite toy camera.  Complete with water housing so it can get wet.

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I’m new to your blog…so I didn’t know about the loss of your mom…my heart breaks for you :( My mom is a solid presence in our lives…and I would be devastated to lose her. Thank yo for sharing your day with us. Your photos are lovely <3

….these are beautiful….I’m so sorry for your loss….but I am sure your mom is smiling down at the lovely day you shared with your kids in her memory.

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