- Shelley E Underwood, who life dealt a big blow to as she became a single mother of five, has risen above it all
- Shelley said she had nothing to fall back on during her difficult time except government welfare
- 10 years later, Shelley now has a good career, is financial stable and has purchased a home of her own
The saying that "What does not kill you only makes you stronger" may be true after all. A woman by the name of Shelley E Underwood shared how she overcame her struggles and got to a place nobody would have thought she would get to.
She said 10 years ago in 2010, life became unbearable as she became a single mom of five boys and had to rely on welfare to survive. Shelley said she did not have any career to fall on during those dark times of her life.
In 2020, the same single mother bought her own house. According to her, she is now financially buoyant. The proud mum said:
“The wonderful thing about hard work: anyone can do it and eventually it really does pay off.”
Shelley told those going through a hard time that things would always become well again as she asked them to keep pushing however they can. Her post on LinkedIn had already gathered close to 400 000 likes as at the time of writing this report with over 22 000 comments.
Below are some of the reactions:
Micheal Rogers said:
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a woman who impressed many South Africans with her new home. @Thembi_Khoza17 (Thembi Khoza) shared before-and-after pictures of her home to Twitter. In the before picture, her home appears to be built with very unstable materials.
It appears that her home was built from corrugated iron. The front cover outside her main door is being held up by wood. In the second image, her house appears to be much more stable with a far stronger foundation.
Thembi captioned the post: "2019 vs 2020. Muhle uNkulunkulu." Many tweeps agreed as they sent in congratulatory messages and well wishes.
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