This touched me deeply. My parents (individually) came to Hawaii to work on the sugar plantation nearly 100 years ago and they met got married and stayed without returning to their homeland. We were a deeply religious family and we prayed together nightly. I am the 9th of 11 children..never knew my grandparents, nor aunties and uncles, nor any cousins. Now that I am a Tutu Wahine (grandmother) I treasure my teenaged granddaughter. It warms my heart that she is interested in her multi racial background ... I tell her stories so that she won't ever wonder like I did. The five prayers filled me with joy... I am so thankful for these prayers and reflections. Mahalo nui loa.
On Dec 31, 2016david doane wrote :
Thank you, FJ, for sharing that piece of your personal story. I was touched by what you wrote. DD