My Special Gift

In December 2011  i was blessed with this beautiful angel.

Her name is Faith and She is 5 years old now. She is very energetic, intelligent, full of surprises and beautiful. She is my entire world. I live for her. The happiness she brings me is beyond description. 

I was 21 years old when i held her for the first time. My life changed and my priorities changed. I was now responsible for someone else other than myself. I had this tiny being who entirely depended on me. Yes, being a young single mom was not easy but i am fortunate i had my aunt who assisted me whenever i needed help with my daughter. In 5 months after her birth i started working as a sales lady at a clothing shop. The salary was not much but i could ensure my baby had everything she needed and also improve our life a bit. In 2012 i decided to invest half of what i was earning monthly to further my education.

Therefore i registered for a Bachelor of Arts (Communication Science) at UNISA.Working retail hours (8:30am to 5pm- Monday to Saturday, every week), being a full-time mom and going to varsity was hard, i do not want to lie. It needed hardwork, focus, dedication and discipline. I would knockoff at 5pm, get my daughter from Creche at 5:15 at least, get home by 5:45pm latest, cook, bath her, spend sometime with her, 10pm she sleeps. I would rest or take a 3 to 4 hours nap after am done with everything. Then i would wake up to study and do my assignments. When i choose not to wake up i would sleep 5 to 6 hours. During examinations time i would sleep 2 to 3 hours. When i feel like giving up i would feel encouraged and empowered by just looking at her, i wanted more for her and i wanted more for myself. I had told myself i need to complete my degree before she goes to Primary School and yes i did it. I completed my degree last year (2016) October, she is in Grade R now going to Primary School for her Grade 1 next year 2018. 

My daughter helps me to be the best version of me. I work hard and push beyond boundaries for the life i want for us. She is my priority in everthing i do. I love her so much. 

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Growing Self says:

    Being a mom is an amazing gift!

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    1. bafikile says:

      Oh yes sister!

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  2. You are a courageous and strong, young woman and your right – our babies are the most precious gifts ever!! I was a single Mom too most of my kids lives and while it’s challenging, I have no doubt reading your post that you’ll excel always as a Mom and person! Glad to have found your blog!

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    1. bafikile says:

      Wow.. thank you for your response and your beautiful words. You are a super mom and your kids are lucky to have you as a mother.

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      1. Well, Lord knows I tried but I know how hard it is too!! 🙂

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      2. bafikile says:

        Yeah, you can only do the best you can do hey. Just curious, how old are they now?

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      3. My “baby” boy’s 27 and my “baby girl” (which is STILL how I often address them) is 32!!! So I’ve been where you are but you’re doing it great making sure to get college in there!!

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      4. bafikile says:

        Wow you have a grown man and woman now.. Congratulations. “Baby boy and baby girl”😃😃, i suppose kids will always be kids to their mother, no matter the age, amazing .

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      5. Hoping my daughter and her hubby will give me my first grand baby in the near future😊

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      6. bafikile says:

        Yeah it is time you became a granny😃😃. I will wait patiently for the posts of the little one in the future.

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  3. Annetta says:

    So proud of my wonderful sister..love you lots and this is just the beginning for you. God has great things in store for you. Keep the hard work going. My love to your lovely girl Faith

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    1. bafikile says:

      Thank you Sis.. Amen. Love you too.

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  4. Emely says:

    You are blessed indeed.

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    1. bafikile says:

      Thank you. . Truly i am. So are you.

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  5. Beautiful mum and daughter

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    1. bafikile says:

      Thank you 😃😊

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  6. So cute to see you both, I believe God will bless you both with happy life.

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    1. bafikile says:

      Thank you dear… that’s the only thing I pray for. Happiness is all. Thank you for ur sweet comment.

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