Father works hard to overcome odds

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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WORKING HARD NO MATTER WHAT: Kelisiano Fale.

WORKING HARD NO MATTER WHAT: Kelisiano Fale.

Love is the most essential component of building a strong and happy family.

And a man has to value his family which means making it their first priority.

Kelisiano Fale, 51-year-old father and grandfather believes this is what makes a real good man.

From Leulumoega Tuai, he shows this love for his family by helping his family every single day.

When the Village Voice team met him yesterday, he quickly made his views known. 

Kelisiano said people needed to understand that life these days was difficult because of the high cost of living in order to show true compassion.

“I know that bringing up a family in this time and age has immense pressures,” he said.

Life in Samoa nowadays is more challenging because everything deals with money.

“I am a grandfather now and I believe that only hard work can keep many families alive these days. 

“Despite the very many difficulties associated with living in Samoa, a good man who loves his family must never stop working no matter the sun and the rain.

“To be honest, I always challenge my children that nothing has brought me more peace in life than simply being a good husband and father to their mother, my wife,” he said.

“So much is happening today because we believe that material and worldly things satisfy us, but they just come and go.

“But family are forever for they are part of God’s creation.”

He added the bond that linked his true family together was respect and having joy in each other’s lives.

“My family is everything and who I am today is because of my mother, my father, my brothers, sisters because they have given me everything.

“So being a good father, it all started from home, and that’s the same way I want my children and their children to grow up in.

“Personally we have to learn and enjoy precious moments, but don’t wait for tomorrow to make you happy because we never know what tomorrow will bring.

“I mean every minute should count it should be enjoyed and savoured.”

Aside from that, he said life in the village was great.

“This is because there’s a difference between life in the village and life in Apia.

“In Apia, most villages don’t have village councils, hence why there are a lot of problems in Apia but to us, everyone is safe because we have curfews to follow.”

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