Thursday, January 28, 2010

ohana means family.

lilo said it best : ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. or forgotten. in the hawaiian culture ohana means family. in extention includes blood-related, adoptive, or international. it emphasizes that family are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another. i intitially thought about ohana when i picked my blog photo. i couldnt find a decent photo with all 5 of us. it was either Him and the girls, or me and the girls, or just the girls. i unintentionally left His name out of my profile info. even the blog name alone excludes daddy. He kept saying, this is your blog, yours, yours, yours. no it's our FAMILY blog i kept saying. i felt like i wasnt including him, or worse maybe...EXCLUDING him. then we looked closely at the profile pic. we noticed that if u looked VERY my sunglasses...his reflection is in there. my rock,...there as always.  members must remember one another. no one gets left behind. or forgotten.
ironically as i was researching my new fave little definition this morning, it came in quite handy. i read it aloud when my girls were fighting over toast. yes TOAST. one put theirs on the right side in the toaster...or was it the left... and the other grabbed it...whatever! the point is they were arguing...over toast..."the memembers must cooperate" part. read aloud again, when they were arguing over a pencil. yes A PENCIL! read aloud later when the "no one gets left behind" part fit as we heading out for an afternoon walk. one of our ohana members, very vocally, didn't want to go. i could have used it ALL days today. some days this is how ohana goes. this handy little defintion is definately going on a post-it!...ooooh and maybe t-shirts....and....

1 comment:

  1. I love this post and all of its uses in just one day. You are a great Momma and have a wonderful family.