Thank you, Manu Samoa!
To the Manu Samoa,
Some people are fans because of the way you play.
Some because they are related to you (lol). Some because you show them a dream they want to turn into a reality for themselves one day.
Me, I’m a fan for another reason.
And I wanted to let you know. I will be forever grateful to the 2017 squad of Manu Samoa because of the humility and love each of you show for your elders. Your actions speak volumes and that is why I am a fan of our home team.
Your gift to my pa (pictured) this week will be a constant reminder of what a real Samoan man is - he has a heart of a lion and strength of steel, service for country, village and family. All the things my Pa was to us.
All the things I saw in you for the actions you did on Monday.
I cannot thank you all enough for that final gift. Only God can give back to you the blessings for the selfless acts of respect and kindness you showed to pa.
I am out of the jurisdiction for duty travels.
My sisters have been sending updates from home. Your presence with pa truly a moment in history my family will never forget. Faafetai, Faafetai, Faafetai tele lava.
I continue to pray for your safe travels, your strength in the work you all do off the field as well as on the field.
Continue to be honest in all that you do, for we are Samoa.
Thank you my dear brothers. God speed.
Brigitta Lo Tam