Words cannot adequately describe how incredible the last 72 hours of life has been. From the moment the kids arrived on Thursday afternoon up until we finished laughing about a few funny moments about the party with Matt’s folks last night, it was amazing. I think the words that best identify my frame of mind right now would be Exquisite Exhaustion. I’m so tired I can barely focus and it was 100% worth it.
When I’m more able to just recognize basic shapes, I’ll tell you more. But for now, the phrase, “Step together step” is all I can keep thinking about. See, when you work the equation of Hawaiian singers and dancers PLUS a group of ProStrongman, Highland Games athletes, and other athletes, it can only add up to an awesome hula dance lesson. (Yes, we have video, hang on a minute.)
Malia, Angel, and Greg of Ocean’s Three entertained us from the moment we walked into the door until we left. They were incredible. The singing was some of the most beautiful I’d ever heard and Malia’s wedding song dance made me cry. When Angel demonstrated the motions for the boys, Malia walked them through it. It was awesome. “Throw your net!” “Cast your fishing pole!” and everyone’s favorite “From the hips“, etc. But between it all, there was always the Step together step.
The step together step kept the rhythm, kept pace, kept the guys on track, brought the dance back to the ground when it started hitting the rails. Step together step. All I can think of is how this is a perfect tone for our marriage, step together step. Bring us back to walking together in difficult times. Step together step. When we get caught up in life, competition, work…step together step.
I’m hoping we keep this simple mantra throughout life, step together step. I think we’ll be okay if we can.
Special thanks to the guys who were good sports about getting out there and dancing, I know you’d be so sad about not being able to see how awesome you all were, so here you go!
Matt, you may kiss your bride. And if you’re lucky, she’ll kiss you back.