Monday, September 17, 2012

Enduring Love

It's not a secret that every post that I've ever written has been about love. The love I have for my religion, family and friends that are considered my extended family & just random things that come along the way.
 And over the period of a few weeks I've had the opportunity to witness love in its purest forms.
The daily moments with my nieces & nephews. And how their simple faces can melt my heart from a bad mood into a good one in seconds.The never ending search for my eternal companion & while he's M.I.A as if he's some
P.O.W in a foreign Through those
moments I've felt my Lord's love more evident than ever before. Especially since I just celebrated my 34th birthday. I've come into my own more & more. But the type of love I want to talk about today is the type that is so pure. That once experienced there's probably nothing like it & I'd dare to say even over a love you'd have for your own spouse. And that's the love we have for one another as brother's and sisters.
I've mentioned that our sister Lisa Alaiasa has been suffering from being ill with cancer. We've been able to visit her in the hospital, hospice unit & finally this past weekend she's returned to her home on the eastside of Salt Lake City, Utah. I've gotten to meet a lot of different people & to witness the love so many people has for Lisa. Which isn't surprising at all. She's been our longest standing "Divine Heritage Choir" president. A couple of years bfore Edna Aiono has taken charge. And being in Lisa's presence has been a life changing experience in different ways than I ever expected.. Our visit yesterday had me in awe. The fight that Lisa's kept up & has in her, her spirit that is being tried & yet she won't break & if anyone knows Lisa. They would know she's so independant that getting all this attention isn't her style. But she still finds a way to show her gratitude for all the love she's been shown. 
In moving helping her to stand out of her chair & in moving back. I had the opportunity to hold her in my arms and pass her wanting to ring our necks. Because again I thought I was some kind of  muscle woman. And in my own personal opinion kinda of failed Lisa because my muscles were sela & proof I need to go to the gym.
What I learned in that moment with Lisa,Tasi & Edna is that we can't survive this world without support. Support from God first & foremost, support from our immediate family members no matter how much they may test our patience & last but surely not least. Support from our friends that we call extended family.

And as Lisa was almost slipping out of my arms it was a testament to me that in the Lord's strength we can carry anything. But when we rely on our own strength like I tried to do. We will be quickly reminded who runs the show. Which is our Heavenly Father.. We got Lisa safely position & even though I probably could've been more gentle on her. She taught me that in the Labor of Love
it's never about me but those we serve. No matter how weak we may feel in serving at the time.

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