Friday, January 20, 2006

Aloha from Hawaii

Sue and I arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on Tuesday evening. We were blessed with a room on the 32nd floor and a view of Waikiki beach. The beach is a very short walk from our hotel. The temperature has been in the low 80s during the day and low 70s at night. We are having a great time relaxing and soaking up some of the sunshine. Sue has become good friends with Tiffany Vara the mom of Abby the little girl that nearly drowned a few months before Luke's accident. We were blessed to attend a bible study at our the Vara's house last night and meet many people that have been praying for Luke and our family. Mahalo (Thank You) for your prayers, we are truly blessed by each and every one of you.

Here are a few pictures from Hawaii...Enjoy!

A picture of Waikiki from our balcony

While eating at Lulu's, we noticed the guy on the bicycle with the surf board, he is just behind the little SUV.

Another picture while sitting at the railing at Lulu's. This is the beach just across the street.

We have noticed clouds in the valley to the north of us most of the time. We were able to catch a rainbow, which is the mascot for the University of Hawaii.

Here is the sunset from our first day in Hawaii. You cant really tell from the picture, but there were dozens of surfers in the water when I took the picture, and they are there as soon as the sun is up in the morning.

God is preparing a place for us that is referred to as Paradise. Sue and I are enjoying our time in Paradise, and I cannot begin to imagine how grand God's Paradise will be.


Susan said...

I am so happy that you are enjoying "Paradise."
I have been continuing to pray for health, safety and covering over your children while you are being refreshed and restored!
Enjoy every minute of your time together!
Praying for you,

Pam&Hal said...

Aloha Gordy and Sue, I am so happy that you are having great weather and getting to see how lovely Hawaii can be. The pictures brought back memories of my own visits. Love, Pam

Dorna said...

Aloha and welcome to Hawaii! I hope your stay will be an enjoyable and memorable one. I'm glad we are having great weather for you to enjoy! Take care. My continued prayers for you and your ke aloha pumehana!

Jeff Pioquinto,SJ said...

hello there.

i'll include luke in my prayers.

nice shots and nice blog too. thanks and God bless.

Teena said...

Love the pics~ it is beautiful there. So happy you are enjoying your time.... may God restore your strength and just refresh you in a mighty way.
your GA Friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Anonymous said...

We were blessed to have finally met you face to face. May God continue to bless your time in our islands.

Dave and San Oda

lockwoods said...

Gordy and Sue-

I'm so glad that you are having a nice time in Hawaii! You'll have to tell Abby and her family that I pray for them every day, too. Thanks for the pictures of your family as well as the Hawaii pics. That beach looks mighty nice about now! (picture January in Alaska!)
Love ya'll-
The AK Lockwoods

Crystal said...

It's been such a blessing to meet you guys finally. Luke will continue to be in my prayers as will the rest of your family. It's been amazing having you here in Hawaii...

Anonymous said...

Gordy and Sue,
Hope you have (had) a safe trip home and that all is well. I heard all the kids did really great during your time away.

Love ya and hope to see you soon!
Lori and Lonnie

Teena said...

Dear Sue, Gordy & family~ just checking in. I hope your time in HI was wonderful. I was so surprised yesterday... I LOVE the plate Sue :) I have wanted one for so long. God is so good. I am trying to incorporate more special times here with the children. Special days. I thank you so much and LOVE LOVE the pic! YOU all are so very special to us... we enjoyed it ALL~ HUGS HUGS HUGS
your GEORGIA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

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