I WANT TO WORK
Being a mom is such a joy. It brings so much laughter and happiness. But nothing hurts like not being able to provide for your child.
I have a son aged two and he doesn’t go to daycare like other children because I can’t afford it. It hurts seeing my child
bored in the house all day, talking to himself and playing alone. He needs more than just watching cartoons at home. It breaks my heart. I apply every day for a job but no luck. It makes me feel like I’m not a good mother.
I want to be able to provide for my son, for all his basic needs and most importantly his education.
I feel like he is falling behind on that while he is at home. It’s not easy getting rejection letters from companies, but my son gives me strength to try again tomorrow. I want to leave a legacy for my son. I don’t want him to ever struggle in life.
So to working moms: don’t feel guilty about not spending much time with your kids, because you are building a future for them. To unemployed moms: don’t give up. One day we will be able to provide for our kids. Don’t lose hope! DIMAKATSO THIPE FROM FREEDOM PARK, JOHANNESBURG