Shana Muaiava

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2018 - We have this hope for all things good, as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

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I love being in love.  Something sweet about si o’u alofa is that he teaches his daughters love songs of old #anchorforthesoul
Today’s feau is re folding all the clothes drawers.  Came across these again.  The green was for my husband’s journey and the orange for mine.  The lama permanently staining the original elei.  The coconut oil still potently sweet, a reminder of the bittersweet sting of the au.  Neatly folded and stored away, these ie are weaved into the fabrics of this beautiful gift I am grateful to call life.  #anchorforthesoul
Yesterday was a day at the park.  My favourite has always been the swing.  Mindful dialogues “Pele boy, come sit on Mama and I will swing us high, so high we can touch the sky”. “Really Mama?! So high we can say hi to Jesus?!” Jesus on the brain.  Flip my heart I love this boy!  #anchorforthesoul
Mama is back from the land that holds my heart and she brought our family fave.  Feeling koko crazy!  Koko Sāmoa, Netflix and then what?  Then...sauni le mataupu mo le matou vasega aoga Aso Sā taeao.  Living the grateful life.  Spaces that keep us connected 🇼🇸🙏🏾#anchorforthesoul
Operation re potting lauti done.  Lauti is our go to for Samoan fofō and my husband and I, 100% believe in its medicinal properties.  My mother in law told me and showed me how with coconut oil, lauti and belief in fofō you are good to go.  We have used lauti to fofō all our children countless times.  Headaches,  body aches, fevers, we reach for lauti and coconut oil.  Now we have a new baby lauti.  Hubby has one in his office and we gifted one to my mum to keep at my family home for when the children are over.  Such a must for our household.  Samoan fofō, you cannot get more indigenous than that.  If it was good for our elders, it’s definitely good for our babies. 🙏🏾🇼🇸
We got the children up extra early so we could all have breakfast together. Happiness is homemade.  Tatou ma ‘Oe Tamā 🙏🏾
A family tradition started six years ago is our Muaiava family motto taken and adapted from scripture that becomes our anchor for the year.  2018 Muaiava family motto is taken from Hebrews 6:19 - we have this hope for all things good, as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  This year started all shook up but one thing remains constant and that is You Lord.  We choose You and we will not be shaken.  Muaiava family strong 🙏🏾
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord for it is in the home where we can influence the most.  When we have to work late, hubby and I are blessed that our children are in good hands.  We walked into our home tonight to the sweet sound of Nana  reading to her babies (Tigilau ma Sina - a classic). It was lovely and calming.  Lord bless all who play the parental role and all the young people of this world.  Bless their homes so that they can be spaces of positive influence.  Amene.
A proverbs 31 woman.  She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.  Here is to strong women.  May we know them.  May we be them.  May we raise them.  Sisters.  First cousins. Galuteine strong 🙏🏾❤️🇼🇸🌺💪🏽
One of today’s conversations was around personal well being.  This is it for me.  Personal well being starts in the home, in the family.  Muaiava family motto 2018 “we have this hope in God for all things good, as an anchor for the soul, strong and steadfast”. These beauties make it well within my soul.  These beauties are my all things good.  Tatou ma ‘oe Tamā 🙏🏾❤️
This is happening.  When Katie was Year 1, we went to her first end of year school Presentation Evening.  I saw the Year 8 Student Council team with beautiful golden badges.  Sitting in the audience, I leaned over and whispered to my husband,  I pray that will be our children one day.  Tonight as I sew these beautiful badges on for our eldest daughter, I remember the days when we prayed for the things we have now.  Si o’u alofa, leadership is about service.  And so now, we will continue to pray that in your actions, thoughts and words, God will continue to grow your servant heart. In your actions, thoughts and words may you remember that we serve not to be blessed, but because we are blessed.  In God we trust.  To Him be the greatest glory. O le ala i le pule o le tautua🙏🏾❤️
So fearless and so wonderfully made, just as God intended.  Birthday traditions involve the re telling of birth stories.  Time and day, who was there, first outfits.  You asked me this morning what time you were born and if you took a long time. “No, you didn’t take a long time at all”. I love how you replied, “Yeah.  I couldn’t wait to meet my family”. Happy 6th birthday to this beautiful little human.  You are such a lovely example of God’s goodness in our family and we love you more than you will ever know.  Always remember to have Jesus in your heart. 🙏🏾❤️