Monday, November 3, 2008

Ia ora na ....where has the time gone?

So the weekend came and went without a ceremonial burning of the stockings. Fear not readers, they are still here and they WILL feel flames licking at their heels soon (and of course I will post photos).

Well, today is our 6th Year Wedding Annivesary (Happy Anniversary Babe!) and as I sit here, crutches by my side, with an REI mug filled with tea, I can't help but whisk myself back to this time last year...

This time last year, we were in Bora Bora (Tahiti) for our 5th Wedding Anniversary. Called the most beautiful island in the world, it certainly lives up to it. WOW.

This time last year, my hip hurt...and pretty bad when we would walk along the walkway to dinner, or when we would catch the water taxi and stroll around Bora Bora's town (main Island).

This time last year I didn't know what was wrong with my hip.
I had not been diagnosed - I just knew it hurt.

ia ora na (yah-ri-nah) meaning 'hello' in Tahitian is something we would hear each day from all the staff at the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. Words can't really describe or do justice to Bora Bora, the crystal clear lagoon, the abundance of flowers, Mount Otemanu.... ahh dreamy.

I'd love to think that someday we'll make it back there...perhaps for our 25th :)
I know one things for sure, if and when we do, I plan to walk my socks off around that little Island!

In the meantime, I'll continue to work on my recovery, which seems to be going according to plan. A couple more weeks before I see the doc - and then just more of the same I guess.

Now, I must go...I've got some Bora Bora day-dreaming to do...

Nana (goodbye)


Mom & Dad said...

Hey Rache,

Happy anniversary,hope the card arrived on time.What lovely dreams you must be having .... i know we have seen the pics.
everything seems to be going to plan which is good & Beck will be with you on Wednesday,some serious shopping when you two get together i think!!

the girl said...

Oh wow. That looks AMAZING! I cannot wait to go on vacation. Happy Anniversary!

abnacy said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you and hubby were able to have a special day, even as an invalid :) We've been trying to figure out our 5th Anniversary for next May, I'll probably be recovering from my 2nd PAO at that time.. too bad huh?
Maybe you guys can plan a beautiful vacation soon once you're up and about.
Oh, and burn those stockings!! :)
Have a good one,


Sam said...

Glad to hear you are doing so great and already dreaming of your next big trip...may it come soon and without any hip pain! :)

Joe said...


Mike Fincham just told me about the surgery. Sounds like you are well on your way to recovery and that is great. I can empathize with the whole hip thing too. about a year and a half ago (March 10, 2007 but who's counting), I crashed on my bike and broke my hip. 4 titanium screws later I was patched but man, you just don't realize how central the hip is to all body movements.

Pain like no one but someone who has endured a hip injury can understand.

Take care and don't rush things.

Joe Marinaro

Jen said...

Bora Bora is on my "must travel to" list! I am jealous... :)