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The night my children protected me from my mother by Napyadi Mathlo

About

Full Name: Napyadi Mathlo
Country Represented: South Africa

Why did you enter this storytelling contest?

The desire to help others heal through my life story.

What does storytelling mean to you?

Storytelling is an opportunity to let someone have a glimpse into my life through my lips. An ultimate African way of carrying our lives from one generation to another just like it was done by our forefathers sitting around a fire many years ago.

Why did you tell this story?

I am a Healer and one of the most important aspects of healing is acknowledging the pain one is trying to heal. The moment which I shared was one of the stepping stones which led me to acknowledging my traumas for what they were which subsequently became a step towards healing.

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161 thoughts on “The night my children protected me from my mother by Napyadi Mathlo”

  1. Promise Tham'sanqa

    A very touching yet good story in a sense that the experience helps others in similar situations. Continue doing the noble and working hard the way you are. You are an inspiration to many Napjadi. Lots of love!!

  2. You a strong my sister, may the light keep shining too bright 💡❤️❤️🌹🌹💖The path is healed🌸

  3. Hearing your life story and what you went through always leaves me so sad. I’m so happy that you are in a happy and beautiful place,much marato nana💓💓

  4. I just can’t believe, you are amazing. You really have acknowledged the pain and a lot of people will learn from this. I thank you

  5. ❤❤❤
    Napjadi’s story is that of human resilience. Her laugh whilst telling a tragic story is the armoury of a woman who is healing herself and others.

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    1. A heartbreaking ordeal for an amazing beauty.
      Am delighted, out of the horrendous exploits, emerged a very beautiful and bubbly lady. 😍😘🌹

  7. U r one strong loving woman. And I’m so proud of u. You r what God created u to be, no pain in the world can ever change. Thank u for not allowing all the sorrows of life take away your beauty in this world.

  8. ♥️♥️ So much strength, excellent author, your book made me cry, laugh, shocked me and yet completely inspired.

  9. Prudence Madonsela

    I can only imagine how hard it may have been to live with such a pain all those years and not getting the closure from your mom. I’m happy for you she finally admitted. May God continue to bless you and your children, continue to heal broken souls.

      1. Such a strong energetic woman know through social media though. What you sharing with all us is so profound, inspiring and healing… Thank you 👌👌👌

  10. An embodiment of an Afrikan Mantatisism par excellence, a mother, daughter, sister and last but not least one of the finest Nation builders of the mother of all mankind of our generation. Indeed a new Afrika has to be born. 👑✋🏿🌍💥🧬🕰

  11. I can no believe what I have just heard. I am sorry you went through such. Sending hugs, love and light to you ❤️

      1. Indeed you are healing the nations and saving innocent souls.Many made wrong decisions decisions because they couldn’t endure the pain more especially coming from a parent.

  12. You’re a a true healer who goes beyond what we are scared to speak about as a society.
    I love you ngwana 🤍

  13. Only you can recall a traumatic incident and share it with a bright beautiful smile. You are an angel. I draw strength from you, thank you for sharing your life with us.

  14. Only you can recall a traumatic incident and share it with a bright beautiful smile. Uou are an angel. I draw strength from you, thank you for sharing your life with us.

  15. You took me back to the day I read this on Facebook, and I’ll say it again, you’re a super woman, continue being blessed and and the little ones, ❤️

  16. You know the reaction I get every time I hear your storie, can’t even be described in words. if you were close I’d just give you a hug… I feel your pain, I see it through your smile and laughter all the time. Napjadi bona I’m not good in words, hence I said I’d hug if you were close by but FOLA NGWANESHU FOLA KGAiTSEDI

  17. My beautiful sister,soul healer and fighter. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Much love ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Glory be to God who gave you a hug through the mini beings in your life, may they continue to hug you when no one else can, may they help you heal & through you may they also receive love & protection you needed as a child ❤

  18. You know I am still dumbstruck by your strength. You’re an amazing person, a phenomenal woman. Your stories are those of many women who either ended their own lives, killed or got kill killed by their partners, and those who live but are dead inside. I learn so much from you and that’s one of the reasons I love you so much
    Aluta continua. The battle against others, and most importantly ourselves

      1. I can no believe what I have just heard. I am sorry you went through such. Sending hugs, love and light to you ❤️

  19. Rudzani Mathelemusa

    Thank you for teaching me that it’s okay to feel my pain, and allow myself to go through it, so that I can heal and that healing is a process. May you continue be the healing light that you are. I love you so much my angel on earth

  20. Amazing, I am glad we had a wonderful time, for us to get to know you better, much love girl from me and Tiisetso 🥰🥰🥰🥰😍

  21. Words can’t describe but all I know you are a strong woman and may Good Lord bless you with more years in this world.

  22. All i know is you have been a vessel sent to heal us..cure us..and you are courageous..beautiful and proud to have read the story..

  23. You are such a beautiful soul. A healer of note😍 I wish God can bless you abundantly and let you tell your story everyday. ❤️😊

  24. Moyahabo Charlotte Mojela

    You are such a healer in your own special way. God sent. Thank you so much…. phenomenal woman. Love you so much.

    1. Thanks for opening up and for teaching us that sometimes healing comes by hearing\listening. May God increase you❤️❤️❤️

    1. A broken heart often has episodes of sobbing, rage, and despair… That was me and through your writing, words, motivations I am alive today continue to heal the nation may God enlarge your territory and add more grace upon you❤️❤️❤️

  25. All I can say is that continue to be a great woman you are. May the good Lord bless you more and with your stories heal the land

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