Living a dream

Meresiana Rakula (right) with her son Sevanaia Rakula and husband Jekope Vainitoba at the Swami Vivekananda College prefects’ induction. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

MERESIANA Ravukiravuki Rakula’s only dream in this world is to see her son achieve his dream and become a successful person in life.

As a mother, she believes years of hard work, sleepless nights and courage will come to fruition soon as her only child wraps up studies in high school now in his Year 13 studies.

She did not mince her words and was proud to share her account of life at her son’s prefects’ induction ceremony at Swami Vivekananda College in Nadi a fortnight ago.

“When my son was born 17 years ago, I always believed that he will always grow up to be a successful person,” Ms Rakula shared with conviction.

“He is my only child and as a mother I always wanted the best for him … from his young days I have always taught him teachings that will allow him to be a good citizen.”

Her son, Sevanaia Rakula’s election as a school senior prefect of the renowned Nadi institution did not come as a surprise for the Vatukarasa, Tailevu woman as she always had faith in her only child and the belief that he will make her proud in school and in any work he did.

Ms Rakula is a reservations sales agent at the Sofitel Resort and she usually takes time out of her busy schedule to support her son’s studies.

For the past 14 years, Ms Rakula clung to her work with pride; the work she believed would provide for her son’s future and would allow him to pursue his dream career.

In his final year in high school, his dream to become an airline pilot is slowly materialising and with the support of his mother and father Jekope Vainitoba, the trio believe there is light waiting for them at the end of the tunnel.

Even though she spends more time at work than with her son, she always ensures that he sticks to his daily timetable and house chores before attending to his homework and a few hours game time with friends.

But Sunday, Ms Rakula shared, is strictly church day because it is usually a time to thank God for all he has done to their family and for allowing them to always overcome obstacles daily.

Whatever obstacle the family from Nakavu, Nadi may go through, it is their only dream that their son achieves the best in life in the near future.

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