- Tia Kaufusi
G'day from Australia
Before I start, I would like to thank the Heavenly Father for his unconditional love and support. I hope this message finds you all in good health.
Last week, we lost our beloved Aunty Melesete Sikei (Dad Kuti's younger sister) on the morning of Saturday 24th September, 2013. Aunty Sete, was a single mother, raising 6 children all on her own. She was a strong, independent woman, who always welcomed everyone with open arms into her home and always had a smile on her face. She was the first to get up and dance at any functions we had, love to socialise with her friends eg. going to bingo and trying her luck on the pokies.She always had a cooked meal and was ready to cook for you if you came over to her house. She was a lady that lived for her children. We will never forget Aunty Sete's specialty meals: Chop Suey and Tongan Sushi and her love she showed us. We know that even though she is not here with us, that she is here with us in spirit. The Lord has a bigger plan for Sete and we are grateful that we got to share the time with her and know we have an angel watching over us.
We thank all the families for their messages, love and prayers you sent us during this difficult time, it was very much appreciated and helped us get through it.
Special thanks to Aunty Seini Rea, Paame Maka, Isa'ake Manu from New Zealand for making the trip across the Tasman and also to Fifita, Sefo and children, Mele Rea for making the trip from Brisbane, Robert Rea (not sure where you came from - but travelled a great distance to be here with the family). Thank you for all your help over the last week, our family are very thankful for all your support and help.
Special thanks to Aunty Maliana, Lotiola and Sr Clare for help with songs etc for the Mass of Aunty Sete.
Special thanks to Fatai Tavo-Nau and D Tavo for getting us songs at short notice for the slide show.
For anyone else I forgot, thank you.
I thank the Lord for giving me such a loving and supportive family. Malo aupito ho mou ofa ki homau famili and the famili of Sete.
As most of you know I have now moved back to Bundaberg, QLD. It's great to be back home, and like they say "There's no place like home".
Ofa lahi atu, I will make sure to give updates more often.
Love you all,
Lotiola Jnr and Kaufusi Family.