Jessie Keakawaiola Jardin
She has the warmest smile that's more contagious than ever, and a hug that you'll never want to let go of. When she dances hula, it brings you to tears in an instant. She is free and full of love, and I cannot express the gratitude in my heart that my hula for my wedding was the the last hula she choreographed. I am simply honored. I will not be sad because I know you are at peace and shining down. Aunty Jessie, you will be missed by all of Hawai'i Nei, you are the epitome of the word "aloha".
Jessie Keakawaiola Jardin my sweet kumu hula..
you will stay in my heart for the rest of my days.
Keeping my eyes open for that beautiful Pueo,
E ke Akua, e ha'awi mai ka maluhia I loa'a mai na mea i hiki 'ole ai,
Aka wiwo'ole i ho'ohuli na mea i hiki aku ai,
A ke akamai no ka 'ike o na mea oko'a
(Hawaiian Serenity Prayer)