On Thursday, 1st September at 12 noon, Miracle celebrated her 9th birthday at Burger Bill’s, Vaitele, surrounded by family and friends.
Miracle’s birthday party was hosted by Burger Bills, Hans Joachim Keil, her benefactor and Papalii Caroline Paul-Ah Chong her surrogate mother of nine years. Honoured guests were Celine and Nathan Keil, Jim Winegar President of RLS Museum and his friends all the way from Utah.
Special guests were Miracle’s parents Mikaele & Sefulu Nanai, and her two younger siblings PJ and Nyla Nanai, her grandparents Lui & Veronika Nanai and her uncles, aunties and cousins from Matautu, Falelatai.
Also amongst the special guests were Miracle’s caregiver of nine years, Eterei Roebeck and her family from Laulii, Miracle’s surrogate sister Sovita Ah Him, family and friends from Vailima and Fiji, and also Tua Tea and the staff of Fa’ataua Le Ola, Miracle’s other extended family.
The room was decked out with festive balloons and this special little girl had two birthday cakes!
After the customary formalities, everyone sang Happy Birthday after which Miracle blew out her candles, with help from all of the 10 little people who gathered with excitement and joy to celebrate her ninth birthday.
The feasting then began, with the kids devouring their Happy Meal packs with glee and the grownups enjoying their lunch of either Fish n Chips or Chicken n Chips.
Of course all this came with Taxi drinks for everyone!
The party ended at 2pm with everyone content to return home or to work.
Miracle, returned to Matautu, Falelatai, with her family where she currently resides under the care of her mother Sefulu, her father Mikaele, the grandparents and family.
Two months ago, Papalii Carol had no choice but to ask Miracle’s family to take care of her for a time, because Eterei had to travel to American Samoa for her sister’s funeral.
No one else, besides Papalii and Eterei has the expertize and knowledge to take care of Miracle.
Her needs are clinical and she needs 24/7 hands on care.
The family was reluctant, unable to provide for her financially and afraid in case something happened to Miracle under their care.
However, Joe Keil and Papalii travelled to Falelatai and met with Miracle’s family and explained to them that all that was needed was their attendance to her care, everything else would be provided for by them.
So the family agreed and a few weeks later, Papalii and Eterei took Miracle with all her necessary supplies, medicines, equipments to Falelatai.
Eterei stayed with them for a whole week, teaching Sefulu how to take care of her daughter, from preparing her feeds and feeding her, to administering her meds, to bathing her and keeping Miracle and everything surrounding her hygienically clean and germ free.
Miracle has been with her family at Falelatai for three months now, and Papalii is very happy that her mother Sefulu has stepped up and is giving her daughter the 24/7 dedicated care that she and Eterei have accorded Miracle all these years.
Papalii can also see and feel the love given to Miracle by her parents, grandparents, siblings and family and knows that this is God’s timing and He is asking her to let go of her and allow her family to bond and take care of her.
Papalii has always prayed to God and the Holy Spirit for direction in taking care of Miracle.
She is no medical practitioner, and yet she has managed to care for Miracle and keep her alive and well for nine years. Papalii gives all the honour and glory to God, for without His love and guidance of the His Holy Spirit, she could not have done it alone.
Papalii would like to make special mention of Joe Keil, who helps her financially to take care of Miracle. Likewise, Charlie & Deanne Westerlund of Ah Liki Wholesale, who have kindly provide Miracle’s pampers and soy milk free of charge for many years.
Papalii says that she loves Miracle as her own, and her work of nine years caring for Miracle will not stop. She continues to visit Miracle in Falelatai every month and takes with her all of Miracle’s needs and supplies. Her medicines will continue to be brought from NZ every month.
Papalii’s dedication to Miracle: “God knew you before you were born. You were fearfully, wonderfully and beautifully made for His purpose.
He had great plans for you! He still has many more great plans for your life. Happy 9th birthday precious daughter of the most High God. May your life continue to be a light to the World” A prayer for you my precious child….
“May Our Father in Heaven continue to pour out His blessings upon your life. May you sense the Smile of God as we celebrate with you yet another year under His watchful eye and protective love”.
We love you Miracle, and JESUS loves you even more.
God bless you on your 9th birthday!