- A beautiful teacher became a mom to her former student and his adorable little brother at only 22 years old
- The new mom already had outstanding student loans and accumulated almost $50,000 in debt adopting her two boys
- Odd jobs and frugal spending means the mom of two is now debt-free and can start saving for her sons' future
A beautiful American teacher with a big heart has been celebrated on social media after taking in her former student and his little brother. After a long five years of frugal spending, the young mom's finally paid off all her student loans and the attorney debt it took to adopt her two wonderful boys.
Chelsea Haley was only 22 years old when she decided to take in 11-year-old Jerome and his barely one-year-old brother. Jerome had been a struggling student in the young teachers classroom, not doing too well academically and constantly getting into trouble.
Instead of reprimanding the troubled boy, Chelsea chose love and understanding. The educator put her heart into listening to the boy and eventually fell in love with him.
"After exhausting all of my resources in the classroom, I realised the only way to reach Jerome was to get to know him and just build a relationship.
"I started spending a lot of time with him outside of school, going to his football games, his basketball games, just hanging out with him at home, buying school supplies and groceries, all those kinds of things."
Not long after Jerome asked Haley if she would take him in. With the blessing of their birth mother, a few short months later the boys were in her care.
But the road to becoming a family has not always been uphill. Haley already had massive student debt she still had to take care of and the cost of looking after of two growing boys was definitely not cheap.
The determined mama worked odd jobs as a tutor and building manager and even moved back in with her parents to clear the $48,683 worth of debt. Now completely debt-free, the stunning mom says she plans on starting a savings plan for her two young boys and can finally begin securing their future.
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Mother's Day is quickly approaching in South Africa and our team recently asked its followers to share what they love about being a mom the most.
The post soon blew up as many moms shared what they love about motherhood. While some mom's credited their kids for giving them a reason to live, others reflected on how their kids kept them laughing all the time.
Many of them shared that despite the difficulty of parenthood, their kids are their lifelines. Read a few of their interesting comments below:
Nwabisa Dolly said:
"Last night my son said that the reason his dog was crying outside was that it was lonely, he asked if the dog can come in and stay inside with us and watch 'Gomora'. So jah that's it for me. I'm already a grandma to this puppy."
Patty Nyandu said:
"Just being called MOM nje. My first-born is 9 years old. His little brother is 7 months old, that feeling of being a mother to both of them calling me MAMA, I always feel like spoiling them even more."
Jabu Patience said:
"The bond I have with my son."
Linda Masuku said:
"My daughters and I laugh and cry together, let alone taking pictures together and making memories too."
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