Monday, June 25, 2012

One last thing...

This Hawaiian Banyan tree is cool enough to warrant a post, but the man who took the picture offers a sweeter memory. This is a small park in downtown Lahaina. It is filled with people who are homeless. Cam asked one of the residents of the park to take our picture. Afterword, he introduced our family to the man, shook his hand, and thanked him for taking the photo. Simple. Then he left me and Cole to take Sonya to the bathroom. The homeless man sat with me for a moment and said, "you have a good guy. Not very often do people talk to me like that."

I am proud of my husband. He's awkward. But so am I. Sometimes, I wish he were more gentile when in the company of people I would like to impress (like Senator Hatfield, or Dallin Oaks- remember those, Cam? ;). Cameron sees no difference between the president of the united states, and a homeless man in the park. He will look both in the eye. He will not pretend, condescend, or worship. It is a genuineness I have come to admire.


  1. And it's how the world should really run. . . I can relate to Cam and I make no apologies for not "playing the game" of life.

  2. Oops! I'm logged into the Orenco Ward RS account, should have logged out before posting. . . DISCLAIMER: this comment is from TARYN RHODES and does not represent the comments or sentiments of the Orenco Ward Relief Society Presidency or members therein (does that sound like I covered my bases?!). . .