Facebook user, Uriemu Onome shared her amazing story on Facebook . Read below…
My story goes thus, sometime 20 years ago , I was naïve and influenced by peer pressure. My dad was and is still a strict disciplinarian , mum on the other hand was a bit soft on us and let us have our way . She practically covered for and took sides with me especially (being her only daughter amongst 3 sons ).
I got out of hand and starting moving with the wrong set of friends , got pregnant at age 11 (primary 5 ) and then my whole world crumbled . The harsh reality of life began to unfold as I had to drop out of school , I couldn’t sit for my First School Leaving Certificate
People in my neighbourhood made mockery of me my dad couldn’ t bare it, so he sent me out of the house and I had to go to the village to live with my grandma. In order to survive and fend for myself (as grandma isn’ t working ) I had to summon courage and face my own devil , I knew I was the cause of my predicaments and didn’ t put the blame on my mum or anyone. I started street hawking selling all sorts ranging from tapioca (kpokpo garri ), roasted pork meat , roasted maggots , Madiga bread, sachet water etc .
Few months later I had my baby , saved some cash (through hawking) which I used to re -enroll for my FSLC, I passed with a “ merit”.
Still in the street hawking business , I saw myself through secondary school , I was determined to show my folks that I truly regretted my actions and is now a serious child . Enrolled for WAEC cleared all my papers likewise my JAMB and then gained admission into the university .
When my dad saw how focused I had become, they took my child and I back , sent me off to the university and took care of my baby …..
To cut the long story short, I ’ m now a M .ed holder from the University of Lagos State Akoka , a successful teacher and happily married by His grace . My son is currently a 200 Level Law student . Strangers thinks he’s my younger brother because the age gap between us is so close, and he’ s growing taller by the day .
My son is my life , he’ s the reason I am where I am today as his presence into this world made me a responsible individual. He’ s my victory story , he knows what I went through and is determined to make me a proud mum
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