Ex-inmate thanks her 'angels from heaven'
Shawn Muese’ Fesagaiga’s addiction to meth was what landed her at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. For the next five years, she would lose contact with her six sons.
Last year, she composed a lullaby for them called, “Angels from Heaven,” because that’s how she thinks of them. The lullaby was written in her native Samoan language, which she says helped her reconnect with her children after her from Hiland this year.
Shawn returned to Hiland this year as a mentor and performer in the project, her way of “paying it forward.”
We spent some time with Shawn recently at the New Hope Safe Living Home, run by Alaska Correctional Ministries. We also got to meet three of her angels from heaven: Felise, Josef and Uno -- who had a big surprise for their mom, when she got out of prison.
This next segment is about the life of a lullaby, born of pain, yet full of healing powers Shawn never imagined possible.
Here’s Part 2 of this week’s Frontiers, “Hiland Lullaby Project 2017: Paying it Forward.”