When many guardians find it difficult to celebrate their wards, even deprive them of many basic needs, a lady has taken to social media to celebrate the achievements of her house help.
A Facebook user identified as Gloria Ernest Samuel has taken to her page to celebrate her house maid of 13 years on her matriculation day.
She narrated how her house help Uchechi came to stay in her home, according to Gloria, her husband had brought her home as a help in the house when returning from their village.
But she wasn't satisfied for she needed a much older person, as she was very small, her coming means she had to take more responsibility for her.
Not ready for that task she sent her back home but the girl's parents questioned her actions and asked if she was to be her own daughter will she ever throw her away, so she took her back and catered for her.
She further narrated she has watched her grow up into a responsible girl, who is hard working and determined and now she has been admitted into higher institution she is excited to see what she becomes in the future.
She wrote: "I am proud of us...
On 17th February, 2005, my husband brought her home as my house help. She was smaller than l wanted. I needed a much bigger girl, but the mum could only allow her as the elder sister was elsewhere. The only option was to manage her, but managing meant that l had to nurse her as she was too small to even wash her own clothes, the breakable kitchenwares etc.
It wasn't also easy to raise a child with certain orientations.
But l tried. When the task became too tedious,
I packaged her home, but the father gave us a mind boggling question: if she is your daughter, will you throw her away? Please, train her as yours. I want her different.
As stunning as that question sounded, l thank God that l took that challenge seriously and to my heart.
I teach, I scream, I plead, l appeal and l advice...
To make sure she turns out better than she would.
Sometimes, she makes me furious, laugh, cry, and proud, just like now.
From Primary 2, she had gone through to secondary, made her papers, have trained on computer literacy before going for skill acquisition.
Today, she has moved to a higher level. She is matriculating at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, and l am so happy that our 13years together is not a waste after all.
She has long ceased to be a maid in my home.
She is now Aunty's Auntie, my little sister, my children's Auntie. And no one knows she is not my sibling.
Uchechi, today is the beginning of a new life for you.
We are happy for you. Sky is your jumping pad.
We pray that you graduate with flying colours. And we continue to pray for financial breakthrough so that you do not suffer any stress concerning your education.
Congratulations, dear. We are super proud of you."
This is overwhelming, so much love for this her ward and she is also supportive to her dreams.
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