Eugene Cho

hawaii trip 1

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Why can’t we have beaches like this in Seattle? 

Rain has ceased and the sun’s out.  A little cloudy but no complaints since it shields us from the sun.  Maybe because it’s not yet the holidays or school break or there’s something we don’t know about, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised with the small crowds in Waikiki.  The beaches and pools seem very empty which is great for us.

Filed under: family, travel

5 Responses

  1. Leo says:

    hmm… the huge sewage spill was over 9 months ago… so must be something else going on…

  2. I was disillusioned with Hawaii when I discovered they imported sand from Australia to put on the Waikiki beach.

  3. e cho says:

    christine: you’ve joined destroyed my hawaiian worldview!

  4. BK says:

    Glad to hear you are enjoying yourselves. Your family deserves this nice vacation!

  5. beattieblog says:

    wow – good for you guys. Having been born in Hawaii but then moved to Walla Walla, WA at age 4, these kinds of pictures still make me ask “Why?”.

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Aloha. Mahalo. Hana hou. Ohana.

Thank you, Kona, the Whitlocks, YWAM, sea turtles, Nemo, Restorers DTS, and Scandinavian Shaved Ice. Our three children.

One will be heading off to college in one year. The 2nd in three years. In six years, Minhee and I will be empty nesters. As a young parent, my prayers for them often surrounded their purpose in life. While I still ponder those things, there are three things that I most pray for:

1. That they may love Christ and obey Christ. Not just the idea but to actually follow Christ and thus, to love people.

2. To hold God's Word - the Holy Scriptures - dear and near to their hearts.

3. To love one another and be there for one another for life. To be loyal to one another. To protect one another. To never allow pettiness, conflicts, jealousy,  money, or whatever to get between them in the future. Ever. 
May it be so. Amen. Kona sunset. #nofilter

Perhaps from the outside...things look great but this has been one of the most challenging years of our life. The most painful has involved one of our kids who've had to endure through a lifelong chronic illness. This year, we've gone to the hospital 3-4 times/week trying to get her better. Ups and downs. Emotional roller coaster. Parents will understand this but nothing hurts more than a sick child...especially when you can't "fix" the situation. We were praying that our trip to Hawaii would be a balm for her soul...but it has been hard. Really hard. Lots of tears hard. But soaking in this sunset with our kids is something we don't want to take for granted.

We continue to pray and hope. Hope is not that God promises us perfection or everything we want but that in all situations...God is with us. Believing - while faltering - in this truth for our child. My Hawaiian Seattle Korean queen. #kona @minheejcho A family that hikes together stays together. #kona #pololuvalley Searching for Nemo. #kona #snorkeling #speechless

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