2015 June 1: “Thank you Mother”

“As I’m growing a year old older just want to thank her for the past 23 years I have and for being alive!”

To be a mother is not an easy task
Yet you do it proudly everyday no matter what is asked.
You have turned your baby into a beautiful young lady.
You were there for me since the very beginning and saved me countless tears.
The pushy and wise advise you gave will carry me through the years.
With my every mistake or wrongful deed,
you were always there to understand.
You put no limits on my dreams or anything else I wish to do.
You never forget to say you care or that you love me to.
The smile and tears upon your face when I achieve
provides me with more value in my heart then you’d ever believe.
There is no other person that will shape my heart the way you’ve done
your job finished perfectly for your precious daughters and son.
We have had a rocky road through triumph and catastrophe,
hard times and despair
but not a single moment of time of not having a wonderful mother there.
You have always put in your last with love
and my whole life is not enough time for me to repay you.
We always put our disagreements to the side and manage to make it through.
I know that my teen years have driven you crazy
but you have guided me with assurance along the way.
You have given me comfort and certainty with every breath I take within the day.
Your little girl is growing up but your baby girl will always remain deep inside me.
There are no enough words that can thank you for everything
you have helped me emotionally and physically.
I have my whole future ahead of me and you are the woman that has led me
and guided me towards the proper path.”
About the author

Anele 'Anza' Khaba, KwaThema Community Hall, Springs, Johannesburg, 2011

Anele ‘Anza’ Khaba, KwaThema Community Hall, Springs, Johannesburg, 2011

Anele Anza Khaba is a bit quiet and shy but a friendly, loving and caring soul.

“I like to laugh as it is part of life. I was born May 30th 1992 as the first born in KwaThema, grew up mostly at my mom’s side. I went to Zamani Primary school then went to Phulong Senior Secondary School. I did not finish high school then decided to go to college. I did ICT for 4 years and got lucky by getting a learnership. I did the theory and my practical work at ABSA, the contract ended then I decided to join Bytes where I am currently working as a desktop support engineer for the bank.
I moved out from home in 2012 due to studying and work. Sometimes I enjoy it and at times I get lonely but movies and music keeps me going. I love going out with friends lately and traveling has becoming a new hobby.”

Related links

2015 Mar.3: A Letter to my Mother


2014 Oct. 15: A Letter to my Mom

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2 Responses to 2015 June 1: “Thank you Mother”

  1. Such a wonderful and touching writting…I am trully touched

  2. Pingback: 2015 May 15: Rest in Peace, Mama | inkanyiso.org

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