The fun moments in Hawaii
After our happy wedding in December 2009, my wife and I had planned to spend a short vacation together and our destination was Hawaii… Known for all the natural glamour and beautiful activities, we knew that was the best shot to seal our marriage.
I’m Kyle Roberts, from Maryland, USA, and my wife is Stephanie from Australia, though her parents hailed from USA too. We had met while in college and we had spent some lovely and enjoyable moments together. Having experienced and participated in numerous outdoor activities together we decided that we needed something unique. A toss to our marriage.
Therefore when we got to Hawaii, we headed for Marina where our first post-wedding adventure would begin.
On our first day into the splendid blue Pacific Ocean, we decided to sight see the beautiful spinning dolphins and the giant turtles from the chartered yacht that we had booked during the first few hours of the morning and then later during mid-day we would go swimming with the dolphins when the weather got warmer.
Teasing, laughing, cuddling each other while posing for snap shot intermittently consumed most part of the morning. It was really romantic and the beautiful spinning of the dolphins and the momentary watching of Humpback whales which would often be seen made the day.
After lunch it was time for swimming. We decided to just swim along the coastline as we watch the tropical colored fish and admire the beautiful coral gardens. Off we went back to the salty waters and our next adventure began. Everything was great and the adventure became more exciting that we decided to swim deeper into the sea. We want to be near the dolphins that we had earlier seen in the morning.
The almost fatal tragedy.
The water was cold, but our lovely and romantic moments couldn’t be hindered by the cold temperatures. As we went further from the shores, we enjoyed gliding along the giant turtles which feature the place.
We must have taken the whole adventure out of control because we never realized that we had gone almost half a mile from the coast.
Then something terrible happened. My wife had an asthmatic attack and became short of breath. Earlier in her life she had been having asthmatic attacks which later went away and had lived without them for almost 10 years. Now the worst had decided to happen.
She could swim and was having difficulty floating. I tried my best to help her while looking for any help. There was no one in sight who would here my alarming signal for help. For the next 20 or so minutes, I tried getting her to breathe and each minute she seemed to be drifting away into another world. This made me worried. I became nervous and restless.
Luckily, out of nowhere, there emerged a speedboat with some holiday-makers heading home and even before I could signal them, they knew something was amiss and came directly to us. They helped me get her into their boat and on seeing her condition, we sped to the coast.
One of them helped me rush her to the hospital and she was very lucky to survive according to what doctors told me. She had suffered from hypothermia which then precipitated her attack. She was admitted and treated. After two days there, she had recovered. We cut the holiday short and headed back home.