Discovering the Very Best of

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I love deeply, hard to let go of things whether positive or not,love food explains my size 7 lol, love my religious beliefs that of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, returning from serving a mission in Los Angeles California my hometown, love my family,friends and anticipating the day I get to meet my husband and kids hopefully soon.hahaha Til then all I'm focused on is serving all those around me. One way or another discovering the best of my alter ego Marisella Woman from the Sea.

Living II Share my brother Tuau's Memory

Living II Share my brother Tuau's Memory
Kalee's with her Daddy Tuau aka Stu


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

HAPPY Pre-New Year's Eve tah New Yr's

A little over 24 hours from now we will be through with 2009 and into 2010 .I can't wait. Not so much because a lot will change. But  because the excitement of witnessing others change, Celebrating family newborns, weddings and just seeing love ones succeed in life. A few reasons I'm looking forward to the new year 2010. We've seen so much death in the last 2 years & can only hope for  greater news come this Leap Year. However if we'll have to face more death. At least we will have strength of our Lord, family & friends to see us through.. 
Happy New Year Everyone Luv U all!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Strength is forged in adversity!

I've been meaning to blog about our Vegas Trip with the Choir for sometime now. But couldn't seem to bring myself  until today to actually doing it. Especially since there were so many different challenges on this trip. That I didn't really feel like complaining and venting about all of the things that felt went wrong. I tend to dwell on the dark side moreso then seeing lessons that I'm suppose to learn for just that lessons.
However overall I'm grateful like I said in my last post that I would be leaving.
Embarking on a new adventure &  esp because of these ladies.

These four sisters were who we stayed with from 2am Saturday morning when we arrived on their doorstep. Til we left that Monday after noon. Riki (blue top) and Jo (glasses) were around the most. They filled the fridge for us, let us sleep all over the place til wee hrs of the morning, singing,laughing, joking around with them. And they truly made their home our home for the weekend. The best gift we could've gotten this wholetime exactly when we needed it.
So those four plus the following

was what made up for a full house. Learning about each other through a level outside from getting together for choir practice or social sites like  facebook.  Had to be one of the most refreshing blessings I received. I was truly given insight of what makes each of these women strong,faithful,enduring,extraordainary women of LOVE... And so anytime we departed to go either w/our boo's lol (anya & sarah) or chilling w/other choir members (lola,nai,jackie and emma) was like for me not them cause it'd require me to  But when we'd meet up again later as a household it was great which made our bond stronger. Reminding me of why we were there to serve others and not to wait to be served. Encouraging when needed and reassuring sisters that things are never as bad as they feel at the moment. And I was really grateful to have been with  them. They made this trip one worth looking back at and knowing I was suppose to be there w/them.  Even if I had to take anya hostage at one point, group therapy w/nai,sarah,emma,jackie and april on one occasion & then almost steal poor lola's room. When hello her stuff was all over the floor & still I didn't noticed "OCCUPIED".lol blame it on Riki hahaaha that plus much more is why I felt the spirit the strongest during this trip w/these sisters. When their strength  forged through when adversity tried to break my spirit. I can look back and say I LOVED OUR VEGAS TRIP. Vegas refining ME more then I wanted but surly glad that it did. Never gonna forget the Lord's will in all of what was experienced. Hopeful that the members both in the choir and outside grow a little close to our Savior and always remain on the Lords side..

Marisela & McMingle reaping the fruit of DHC's example on our newest Mormon Girl Dauna "Talofer" Bates... Congrats Sis!

Friday, December 18, 2009

I Gotta Get Away

I'm leaving for Viva Las Vegas today with our Divine Heritage Choir. We're heading up to "Sin City" to share our testimonies of Christ through music and the spoken word. I'm excited because a lot of our new members of the choir will be in attendance. I haven't been on a trip since earlier this year. Which was when we went back to my hometown Los Angeles California. Also where I had the opportunity to serve an Lds Mission.. 

So now we have the opportunity to serve the people of North Las Vegas is just another amazing reminder of how it was when I was in L.A. I can't imagine not having this choir in my life & am so grateful for each member. So more to be said on our return!! Happy Holidayz!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kaui Woweee!

Kaui Leinalani Siuolavahi Siatulagi Sika
In the Presence of the Lord
March 12, 1980-Dec 4,2009   

Above you see an image of a very happy, kind eyed, relaxed person. A stranger to most of you 
reading. But if you were to have met this sister in person. Words wouldn't begin to describe what an impact she would've made on your way of thinking & living. This mystery person is my friend & sister Kaui Sika from Laie Hawaii who just passed away on  December 4, 2009 here in Utah. It was an unexpected way her passing.  But it was her time & without getting all emotional about how she influenced me. I just wanted to leave this blog as a reminder of what a wonderful person she was & how by her example I'm learning new things everyday. Of how she gave, how she treated people and most importantly serving 24-7 those who were in need. Since her farewell on Dec 7th 2009 I appreciate more, I live more  as if its the last time I will ever see anyone I hold dear to me and I live to let go of the worse part of me in order bring the best parts of another out of themselves. I am truly becoming more and more of who I need to be since our sister Kaui Wowee (as her aiga would call her) has left us.. Eternally grateful sis we miss & love you rest in peace!
Alofa tele  Mary Prom Hair Fijian Style.