Sunday, April 22

Twinkling little diamonds.....

Many people come to Kauai to see our stunning NaPali coastline, dip their toes in pristine blue water, trek fantastic mountain trails, to fly over the canyon, view endangered species and listen to thunderous waterfalls.   However, the real beauty of this island shone like a diamond in the midst of the mud and dirty water this past week. That diamond is her people, from Kealia to Hanalei and beyond, the ALOHA spirit was in action.
Yesterday over 300 people came to our little neighborhood nestled in the Anahola Valley to help families that were devastated by last weeks flash flooding.   They were armed with rakes, shovels, chainsaws,  heavy equipment, muscles and a willingness to help. They came from all over the island, aging from toddlers to seniors, they came ready to work, get dirty and they came with smiles,  they came because they are OHANA.   
There were times yesterday we just had to sit with tear filled eyes as we watched the out pouring of love, it was all so overwhelming.  People you don't know coming to help in time of need. These folks helped move our "mountain" yesterday.

Again, thanks to those that called, text, stopped by, provided us shelter, loaned us a car, brought food, prayed, hugged us, sent gift cards and made flood relief donations we are incredibly blessed beyond measure.

Our Kauai OHANA and the Aloha spirit in action.


  1. It is amazing and so heartwarming to see your community and those around you come together like that to help all in need! You guys are #KauiaStrong and it shows me that there is still so much good in the world and so many compassionate and caring people! I hope you are getting to rest some today Val, you are an amazing, strong woman that I admire very much! Take care of yourselves and I be sending positive vibes to you!

  2. What a wonderful community that works together and helps each other out!

  3. God bless everyone who came to help, what a wonderful story of love and caring people

  4. Aloha, so very thankful for your Ohana that helped and also for Paco Johns-still our favorite place in Kauai-especially at Poipu. Praying the rain this week doesn’t materialize. Blessings Val!

  5. Aloha Val!
    Wow, that's a crazy amount of rain in such a short period of time! When I saw the news coverage from Kauai I immediatly thought of you and wondered how you'd faired.
    Amazing how a community comes together in time of need. Yes Ohana helps Ohana!

  6. Although the disaster is awful, there is much joy when people pull together.

    Just Stopping in to bark hello!

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. have a great day.

  8. That sounds like an incredible amount of rain for one time. We are happy to see you all helping out. Thanks for the share. Have a fantastic rest of your week.
    World of Animals


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