- Shlabela Moeng Kgotso took to Facebook's #ImStaying group to share a heartwarming post about his adoptive mother
- At the age of 10, Shlabela started living with Lindy Kgomosto Mogane, who did her best to raise him
- He is now 21 years old but that has not stopped Lindy from supporting and being there for him
Shlabela Moeng Kgotso is 21 years old and at the age of 10 he started living with the woman he now calls "mom". Lindy Kgomotso Mogane was a widow at the time Shlabela moved in with her and she did everything in order to raise him.
Shlabela says Lindy took care of his needs, sent him to school, blessed him with motherly love and siblings and continues to support him even though he is an adult. He shared a lovely post in honour of his adoptive mother to the #ImStaying group on Facebook.
The young man stated that because of Lindy, he has a place to call home.
Read Shlabela's full post below:
"I always come across words like "It takes a village to raise a child" but on my side, it took a widow to raise me. I was 10 when I started staying with this woman who turned out to be my mom. I don't know how it happened but yes it happened.
"She adopted me and stayed with me, took care of my needs, sent me to school and blessed me with motherly love and siblings. I am now 21 but still, she continues to support me... I have a place called home because of her.
"I have siblings because of her. People like Lindy Kgomotso Mogane are the reason why #IAmStaying and I love her more than anything on this planet."
Below are just a few of the responses to his post:
Deline VD Westhuizen said:
"That's awesome. What a great testimony of your mother. Be blessed to be a blessing to her."
Vuyie Pendu wrote:
"She is a good mom with a great heart. Well done to mom and thanks to you too my son for being a good child."
Erica Klocke commented:
"Lovely story. Stay healthy and well, both of you."
Faiza Johnson added:
"You are so blessed. Treasure what you have my dear."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a son who paid a heartfelt tribute to his adopted father. Thabang Fortune Manyathi revealed that he was adopted at just six months old.
He said that his dad, Duncan Roland Krause, gave him a life and made him into the man he is today and admitted that without him in his life he would have failed.
Thabang said that their relationship was like that of many parents and kids, they had their ups and downs but he is eternally grateful for what Duncan did for him.
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