To release, let go, put down, dismiss, send away, abandon, disperse, adjourn; to expel, as from school; to discharge, as from work; to free, acquit, let, permit, excuse, exempt, liberate; to settle, clear up.

Prologue: I intended to post today’s “He Momi” this past Friday, the day prior to my daughter’s big wedding celebration. You know how stressful those preparations can be, right? And even if I only had a small kuleana (responsibility), I think the bigger stress is just hoping that everything goes JUST RIGHT for your own child so that the day is really the best day ever. Memorable and filled with love and joy. And it was. But I will go ahead and leave the thoughts down below, and you can rest easy knowing it couldn’t have been any better.

Remember Tuesday? ʻAloʻahia. Stress. Emotional stress. Today? Hoʻokuʻu – LET IT GO!! Kuʻu, besides being the possessive “my” (as in the well known name, Kuʻuipo – my sweetheart), also means release, dismiss, settle. Hoʻokuʻu – Cause that release to happen. Like I said, LET IT GO.

So I am letting it go. I am going to enjoy the weekend because I am sure all the hard work and ʻaloʻahia will pay off in a beautiful celebration of marriage for Kika and Ivan.


Copyright: 2017 – Liana Iaea Honda. All rights reserved. All versions of “He Momi e Lei ai”, in its entirety, past and present, is the property of L. K. I. Honda. Reproduction and use of any kind other than the sharing of this website is prohibited without written consent. Alteration to the original content in any form is prohibited in every and any instance, and use in any other variant is prohibited without written consent of the author. Address inquiries to: hemomi [at] gmail.com. Definitions and wise sayings are from: Hawaiian Dictionary by Pukui and Elbert, 1986. ʻŌlelo Noʻeau – Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings by Mary Kawena Pukui, 1983.

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1 Response to Hoʻokuʻu

  1. Ansumida says:

    Awesome!!! So glad it was a lovely celebration—ahhh, no more stress 🤗👏🏼👌🏼🎉

    Sent from my iPhone


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