- A mother has penned a beautiful message to her husband who is in the military
- He has to leave his family behind to go to work during the country's 21-day lockdown
- She said her husband had to wake up early in the morning to take care of their daughter who was having "one of those nights"
A loving mother has penned a heartening message to her military bae who had to leave their baby daughter to go to work on Friday morning.
Siyolise Zigoxo took to social media to ask South Africans to pray for essential services workers who have to leave their families behind to protect the country's citizens from the coronavirus.
The country is on a 21-day lockdown which is aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Siyoliso captioned her post:
"Life of a military dad."
She said her daughter had "one of those nights" and she only wanted to be held by her hubby, Viwe.
"I don't know how he still manages to smile. He's been up since 02:00 AM. Our toddler was having 'one of those nights' and she only wanted to be held by 'Tata'."
Her husband had to carry their daughter again just before he left for work.
Just before Tata left this morning for work. She was up again with her frequent 'carry me' requests. She is too young to understand why Tata cannot work from home like mommy."
Siyoliso said her hubby is the reason she will be at home with her kids during this period of 21 days of lockdown.
"Lets pray for all essential workers."
Social media users were touched by her sweet message to her husband.
Tanya van der Walt commented:
"What a gorgeous little person - who could resist her? Thank you to your husband for keeping us all safe!"
Busisiwe Marupula wrote:
"May God cover you Tata, and protect you so that you can go back to your beautiful family for the next 21 days as you serve the nation."
Helen Smuts said:
"God bless you and return you to your family safely."
Fiona Gilbert wrote:
"For all the 'Tatas' out there. Thank you for keeping our country safe."
Carien Theron commented:
"She knows what's going on and very concerned about daddy who must go to work."
Thobs Gwen added:
"Praying for tata's safety. Please thank him for his service."
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