- A single mom took to Facebook to share a snap of her son going to Grade 1
- She opened up about the struggles of raising a child on her own after his dad passed away
- Normapearlo Sanadao not only did an excellent job at raising a child, she's also in her final year of varsity
Raising a child is no walk in the park and doing it on your own can feel nearly impossible. One young lady, Normapearlo Sanadao, inspired South Africans when she shared her story on the #ImStaying Facebook page.
Sanadao's son joined thousands of other kids who started Grade 1 on Wednesday. However, getting to that point was far from easy and the 25-year-old single mom had to overcome many struggles.
Sanadao revealed she was still in high school when she fell pregnant. Her baby daddy worked in a store and the little he made he used to look after their son.
Sadly, in 2015, he went missing and a week later police discovered his body.
"I was then forced to leave school and start where he left off. I worked at a retail in 2016," she revealed.
Sanadao expressed gratitude to her family, who looked after he son while she went back to school the next year.
"I went back to school and I'm now doing my 3rd and final year. My now six-year-old is starting school. It felt like my life was coming to an end when I learned about his father but by the grace of God I got through it and have a lot to be grateful for," she added.
Briefly.co.za learned her story touched the hearts of thousands of South Africans.
Lindy Duikee wrote:
"Well done dear. God never puts you through a situation and leaves you there. He finishes what he started. Our God is faithful."
Nomazangwa Zangs Cakathiso Ngetu added:
"It was a sad time indeed when we heard about his passing. I am proud of you and you are such an inspiration. Keep it up."
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