The first step we took began in May, 2009. Our lives surrounding the closing on the property played a significant role in what was to unfold but is just one aspect of the whole story. Makamae and I were enjoying paradise together when we took this picture on the day we closed on the property. They always say the first step is the hardest step to take. The leap of faith my daughter took with me that day will surely become one of those pivotal moments in the life of a family. I am grateful for my lil partner and all the ones to come since then. As you can see, nothing can be more scary than to start with nothing. Who does schmidt like this? Especially with all that life was then… The father of Isabella Karin Kawaianuhea. That’s who!
Every journey begins with that faithful first step. This first step was taken with complete faith that a parents love for a child can conquer all, in this world and the next.