Briefly.co.za asked our readers to open up about the relationship they have with their mothers. Some of the feedback was truly inspirational.
With Mother's Day fast approaching, Briefly.co.za asked our readers to detail what makes their moms extra special.
In our Facebook post, we specifically asked readers to comment if they believed that their mothers are heroes.
Some of the feedback was truly touching and showed how much Mzansi mothers sacrifice for their children.
Some revealed that their mothers put them through school with a tiny salary. Others explained that their moms would go hungry to ensure that they could eat.
Michael Manpisce said,
"My MOM is my true devotion of love, messenger of the heart, she's like a 4 padded clover so hard to find making me the luckiest person in all over the world as she's my angel. I would love God to help me love, protect and help make her wishes come true."
Tebogo Cavani Mojapelo said,
"My mother is a Hero, The reason why I'm saying so is because I have been failing in life and she never gave up on me and I have never go to bed without food. She played two roles in my life (Mother and Father) and today I am who I am because of her. I've learned so much from this Mother and I'm grateful to have her as my hero. # My mother is a Hero."
Baxolele Nawente Tshetshe explained how her mother's hard work paid off:
"First and foremost she gave birth to me, she sold eggs, sheep feets and the intestines so she can buy us 2nd hand clothes, give us R2 to R3 to carry at school and she would motivate us almost every day one of her lines that kept me going, made me respect life and appreciate everything i have was (akubalulekanga uba yintoni esesiswini uba uhluthi kwaye uyaphefumla futhi akhomntu ubonayo uba utyentoni) so it didn't matter what we ate, it didn't matter what we had and it didn't matter how we had but what mattered was that we had what we needed to have and its all because of her so yes she is my hero and now she doesn't have to do anything because we are working."
Tshidi Senkha added,
"My mom is a hero because she was working as a domestic worker for this kind woman who treats me like her daughter.She used to earn R500 a month but she could afford to buy me school clothes,it was strange.She didn't have shoes but she always makes sure I have them, She raised my big brother all alone and know he is a mechanical engineer,if that's not a hero,I don't know what it is,I'm still young but I promise I will make you proud mama. I love you mama."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that a courageous mom gave birth during lockdown and inspired us all.
Her experience is an inspiration to all expecting moms across the country.
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