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Ohana

For this to make any sense you must know that family means everything to me. They have been there through all my surgeries, patiently waiting for me to recover, and the medications and their side effects praying that something would cure my epilepsy. They’ve supported me in going to college, even though around here it’s unheard of for an epileptic to succeed in that journey. They have loved and cared for me even when I made a stupid mistake. Through thick and thin doesn’t quite cover it. I love each and every one of them, whether they be by blood, marriage, or adopted. My family is large and semicomplex, but each one of them is loved whole heartedly. I support, defend, and most of all love them. I have ended outside relationships because they have said things about my family. I’d rather someone talk bad about me than my family. All that being said, when I was scrolling through Facebook one day an ad stood out. A picture of Ohana. I clicked and found the magical world of ZOX. Ohana stood out first because of the pineapples. My family found a show that we all liked (I’m sure you know how difficult finding something everyone likes is) and in every episode there is a pineapple, whether it’s obvious or not and we all liked to find it. Pineapples became our thing, my mom even has decor with pineapples around the house! I needed the strap with pineapples. I saw there was a name and a meaning to it and that only so many are made. That only made me want it more because they were perfect. I bought it and it didn’t leave my wrist (exception of when in water) for months, at least five I think. It means so much to me. It’s always an easy reminder of the people I love most in the world. I had no idea that my bracelet representing my family would lead to an addiction that was shared by a whole new family. My ZOX family that is around the world. I have become very close to many in the “fam” as we lovingly call it. I’ve bought, gifted, and been gifted many straps and other products that have come along as the company has grown. They mean so much to me as well. Another branch of my family. More to love.