November 24, 2009

Watching the Sunrise...

We woke up in the middle of the night to make the trek up to the top of the Haleakala Crater to watch the sunrise above the clouds one morning while we were on our honeymoon in Maui. The area where people gather to watch the sunrise is around 10,000 feet above sea level. According to the website, Haleakala means "House of the Sun" in Hawaiian, and from these pictures you can see why.

It was a breath taking experience, full of awe and wonder. Watching the sun as it peaks through the clouds, each ray getting brighter, lighting up the sky. Being present in that moment is something that some people will never get to experience. I found it very emotional and really moving, I'd highly recommend it if you ever visit Maui.

1 comment:

Carole Warrick said...

Lord, I LOVE this picture of you two! Full of love, happiness, awe & wonder! What a lovely honeymoon you two had! Beautiful memories to share forever!