"America's Most Wanted."
Or the time I ran away to Ogden so I could get to California. Naive thinking I could make it on my own.. Two things you never wanna do. One- run from your "Samoan Dad or Samoan Aunties." Cause once you get caught their silent treatments or questions of your purity. Hurt way worse then any beat down given could in comparison. Because my parents were finally calling it quits on their marriage. I ended up calling it quits on myself & the more effective example I should've been for my siblings as the oldest child. So I turned to my sugarhouse sisters Lulu Leka, Angie Dibella, Rena Ripley,Sia Finau,Veronica Tagaloa & though Rosie Unga isn't a sugar house sister. She still was & is my sister that I will be grateful for always. They were an outlet for me to feel worthy of myself. Because they were being judge over drinking,smoking & stealing then. I felt that I could be a better example to them then I could ever be for my siblings. Which drew me further away from my family.
|Lulu & Havea's Wedding Day|
(when we made ourselves her bridesmaid)lol
|Lu,Baby,Sia & Rena|
Then came the day I decided to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The very best decision I could've ever made. There's not a minute in the day that I don't think of my families I met on the mission, the relationship I cultivated with my Savior & Heavenly Father out on the mission & the fact that after 9yrs of being home this year July 16,2003 they are my foundation in which I've been able to remain faithful.
I can't believe I just now realize this past Monday was my 9yr mark of being home. That's a picture of us the night before we departed the California Los Angeles Mission. How grateful I am to being a member of this church & the opportunity I got to serve. Especially during the nights & days I feel less then my best. God is Good! All the time, God is Good! A talk that helped me out today.. Check the following link cuz I know it'll inspire you too..
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Well we're still preparing for our sister Doraleen's wedding. Got the blessing to run into my sister Michelle Fui last weekend at Leen's. A much needed reunion & great moment. The time has just been flying by this year. Especially this summer & through it all I'm still alive & kicking. We have a choir "plane crash" fireside for the Samoan Volta Ward this sunday. It'll be a treat & something to blog about on my next post. Enjoy the quote :) & my new jam..
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”