Saturday, December 3, 2011

Aloha'oe Minnie Keolanau Takahashi Nakaanhiki

Auntie Minnie's funeral was yesterday. She was 94 and the matriarch of her family. She had lived in a care facility for the last few years and was loved by everyone who associated with her. Wally and I had the privilege of helping with the set up and the funeral luncheon.

The funeral was so wonderful. The music absolutely beautiful. Joseph Ah Quin her son-in-law sang "Consider the Lilies" and "I Walk With God." (for those of you who remember the original Johnny Lingo movie he said "Mahana you ugly".) Her grandsons sang a musical selection and Michael Ah Quin another grandson also sang. The voices of these men are unbelievable! Michael ate with us and told us he lives in Lehi. We had a good visit. He comes from a family of 5 sons and 1 sister. He has 7 daughters. He is the volley ball coach at Lehi High. When "Moot" another son gave a talk on the Plan of Salvation he asked Dad and I to stand up for everyone to see. He was looking for elders and was surprised to have a "missionary couple" instead. He asked everyone to "step up" take lessons from the missionaries, hear our message and those who need to become active again. How our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to come back to him. He is willing to do everything to help us reach that goal. More and more I see how much He loves us and lets us know if we will just listen and pay attention.

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