Shana Muaiava

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2017 - Strong and steadfast

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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. 🙏🏾❤️
Bittersweet to be in the homeland the place that has my heart and yet I have to bid you farewell oceans apart from you.  A beautiful Sāmoan sunset for a most beautiful Sāmoan sister.  A crown of beauty for ashes, that is God’s promise to us who mourn for you.  Peace be the journey.  Rest in love, Peka.  Across the oceans from Sāmoa to Aotearoa with love❤️🙏🏾🇼🇸
This is my for better or for worse.  Weddings always make me hopeful for our own marriage.  Love is indeed patient and kind.  Always hopeful and always trusting in all things good.  Perseveres always and never keeps records of wrongs.  Love is beautiful and bears all things.  Wedding vibes with si o’u alofa in our homeland ❤️🇼🇸
Report day and our daughters owned  this school year.  Sitting together this afternoon, hubby’s strong voice becomes choked with emotion as he reads out loud each report.  The power of God’ blessings is in full force in our lives and neither of us can hold back our tears of gratitude.  He finishes reading, looks each of his daughters in their eyes and with tears in his own tells them how proud he is of them.  He reminds them to never stop praying.  He looks to me and simply says “we must continue to tautua our families, our villages and our God.” To ‘saili manuia’ especially when it is hard, not for ourselves but for our children.  As their father, your words and your actions have nurtured purpose and spoken truth to our daughters, that they will be nothing short of becoming strong, confident and beautiful young women.
The Good Word reminds me that as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.  All actions, big, small, seen and  unseen the question remains how can I be of positive influence?”
I love this face and I love his purpose.  Life is lived when we listen to God’s whispers and when listening is then followed by action.  God in our distance si o’u alofa and God as our guide❤️😘
You and I together with God, will continue to weave our shared story because a chord of three strands is not easily broken.  13 years strong as Mr and Mrs.  Through all the good and all the hard times,  I’ll still always choose you. Happy anniversary si o’u alofa ❤️❤️
"A leai se gagana ua leai se aganu'u. A leai se aganu'u, ua pō le nu'u". As parents, we pray for moments that enrich our children's identities in their heritage and in God's purpose for them to do great things not for themselves but because He has called them to be bold and to be strong.  Our Sāmoan Language and Sāmoan culture brought together to worship and give witness to God's mighty hand in our lives.  Tausala 2017, to God be the glory.
Lord, bless the love between us❤️🙏🏾