- A young mom recently took to Facebook to share a moving story about her boy who has autism
- In the post, she touches on some of the struggles been through as a single parent raising a child with special needs
- The post received widespread attention amassing a whopping 19 000 likes and hundreds of comments
A young South African single-mother, Michaela Simone Andrews recently took to Facebook's ImStaying group to share a touching story about living as a single parent with a son who has been diagnosed with autism.
"This is my son Elijah, he has higher functioning autism. He was diagnosed at an early age of 2 years old. My son never slept a night through when he was a baby at most he would always get 2hours of sleep a night. That’s why by the age of 2 I knew he had a problem,she writes.
"As a single mom, nothing was easy, as my son could never go out. Because he was so anxious and malls, shops would give him high anxiety because of all the noises that would overstimulate him. It really wasn’t easy. He used to hit, bite me, and drag me down by my hair. When he had a meltdown.
She then explained how she did a ton of research to help him start speaking. She also took him to see a therapist that soon helped him handle his anxiety which stopped him from getting physical with his mom.
"Elijah started off with being at a special needs school but then later I saw my son was actually so intelligent. He could tell me about almost every dinosaur I pointed at what the name was, what they ate, and an interesting fact about them.
"Now at 5 years old my little boy that’s not so little anymore is graduating from daycare and will be going to Grade R next year ♥️ He can speak, his anxiety is a lot less, he doesn’t have major meltdowns anymore," writes Michaela.
Stayers loved the post, many of them sharing messages of support. Read a few of them below.
Philisiwe Masondo said:
"Very inspiring and motivational story. God bless you mommy."
Nompumelelo Mvelase said:
"You are a great mommy."
In similar heartwarming Briefly.co.za news, some parents are truly Heaven-sent. A young South African lady recently shared a cute video of her parents sending her off with a whole dance complete with rhythm to match the music that was playing in the background.
@NatAlleyCat captioned the cute 23-second video clip that she uploaded onto her personal Twitter page: "Please look at my parents." Soon the post received hundreds of likes.
Many locals also headed to the comment section to gush over how adorable the loving parents looked while dancing together during the short farewell with their daughter. Read a few of their comments below.
@corrie206 said: "Love the dad socks vibe."
@kirstblair said: "This is just the most adorable thing."
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