My children’s presence not presents

By Fetalai Tuilulu’u and Aruna Lolani ,

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY SAMOA: Si’i Leaupepe, of Faleasi’u.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY SAMOA: Si’i Leaupepe, of Faleasi’u.

It’s Mother’s Day today!

And what do mothers really want today?

For Si’i Leaupepe, she just wants to celebrate with the people that matter. That includes her children, immediate families and church members.

 “This whole week, we’ve been having practice for mother’s day,” she said. “I never missed a day and I’m happy to be part of this special day.” 

He children are her greatest gift.

“For some moms, mother’s day wouldn’t be the same without their children.” 

“This is so true and this is me.” 

“At this point of Mother’s Day I only wish to spend it with my children. I don’t want any presents but their presence.”  

“My children will make my Mother’s Day complete.” 

“We all know, we lose access to our children when they have families of their own, and we only make contact when we need help, but during these special occasions it the only time we spend time together.” 

“It was really tough living without my children; I also don’t know how to do Facebook, phone calls, skype or what so ever, so communication is tough, so I barely have time to talk to my kids.”

Despite the fact they are growing and away from her, she misses them every day.

“I just want to be together with them,” she said. “That is all I want for Mother’s day.”

She went on to say the bond between a mother and her children is unbreakable.

“This is why children are especially closer to their mothers,” she said.

“Even though our kids are old enough to live life; there is always this part where they still need the parents to lead the way.” 

“Without the mother’s love, the successful child wouldn’t be where they are today.”

“As far as a gift, I don’t want to be asked what I want.” 

“If my ‘child’ is old enough to make or buy me a gift on his/her own, then I want them to think about me, who I am, who they know me to be.”

She added “Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers of Samoa.”

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