Say it isn't so, but it is true. I had mixed emotions about writing this book. It is truthful, heartfelt, tragic, tender, at times humorous, and ultimately a story of happiness, survival, and resilience. After many sleepless nights of struggling with thoughts and recalls, I decided to put my sorrows and emotions on paper, yes on paper to realize that this was so. How strange to see my feelings and emotions in words, it made me want to even remember more. I became a hungry, insatiable person with the appetite of a hungry bear. I'm wiping my eyes and blowing my nose while writing and tears dropping on my chest. I was a mess. I was not a serene writer but like a wild dog chasing after my master. Believe it or not, I felt calmness like after the storm, so relaxed that I finally went to bed content knowing that I exhausted the hidden threads ready to bounce on me again. This is a tribute to my beloved husband Brian Keith and our lovely daughter Daisy Leialoha Keith. My very own Lambchops and Plumpudding. Love, your sweetheart and your mommy, VK.