“My mom gets up at 7 every morning and takes care of an entire community and her own children, by serving porridge and lunch every day,” says Jade Hendriks.
“My mom gets up at 7 every morning and takes care of an entire community and her own children, by serving porridge and lunch every day,” says Jade Hendriks.

’My mom takes care of anyone and everyone she can’

By IOL Time of article published Aug 9, 2020

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IOL reader Jade Hendriks has nominated her mom for our #SheIsMyRock competition. Read her tribute below:

My mom is a woman who deserves so much. She gets up at 7 every morning and takes care of an entire community and her own children, by serving porridge and lunch every day. Some days she does it without the help of anyone, serving up to 200 people.

She makes sure her own children are taken care of and those who aren’t her own. She supports other females and people, who wouldn't always show support towards her.

She always uplifts, encourages and compliments other women, seeking nothing in return. She takes care of anyone and everyone she can, always trying to help and not to say no. No matter how she is treated, she will always continue to smile and show compassion towards everyone.

She is never really seen for her hard work and she chooses not to, but she deserves it. She gives love, care and hard work to everyone and not just her family.

She is a strong woman and I am proud to be her daughter. She prays every day for her family and anyone/everyone else in this world. She has taught me how to be a woman, sometimes without her even knowing it.

I strive to be like my mom one day. This is why, I would love to nominate her as my hero.

Jade Hendriks

* This Women’s Month, IOL in collaboration with the African News Agency, are calling on our readers, corporate partners and staff to nominate a woman who embodies the spirit of the women who took part in the 1956 march on the Union Buildings, by empowering and uplifting her community, fellow women or industry.

The #SheIsMyRock nominee will be featured on IOL and you could stand a chance of winning an awesome gift for her thanks to our sponsors Dove, JC le Roux and Sorbet.

To enter, email us at [email protected] or Whatsapp to 0745573535, include a picture of the inspirational woman in your life and tell us why she is your rock. Text, audio and video entries will be accepted.

Now is your chance to show the women who care so much how much you care for them.

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