Super Mom

She’s back

I was shopping like a mad woman, when my mom and I decided to have coffee at the Wimpy.  We were almost on our way out, when Roszelle came crying towards me.  Now … let’s back track here…Roszelle left with Kyla in October last year.  Haven’t seen her since.  I’ve spoken to her and she was now a manager in Pretoria.  So seeing her was unexpected.  Seeing her crying was confusing.

I hugged her and then she showed me her engagement ring “It’s over”.  I wanted to shout!!!  I just knew she left because of a man.  She of course denied it way back when.  She told me she was going to go live with her Uncle in Pretoria.  So that she could pay off her debt and make a better life for herself.


She upped and moved away from an as-good-as-she-can-get situation with Kyla, to run after a man.  URGH.  I suppose this man also didn’t want Kyla in the end because the last time I spoke with Kyla, she was living with her father.

So here she is, standing in front of me at the Wimpy.  I was going for coffee to get a break and instantly I had more stress.

I asked about Kyla and she said that she is going to fetch Kyla to come live with her.  I cannot believe how often this little girl is being pushed and moved from home to home.

I wanted to know exactly when and if she has enrolled her in school again.  I mean this little girl is going to Grade 1!!! On Wednesday!!!

Obviously she has not given this ANY thought.   Within 30 minutes , we had organized accommodation (nogal affordable, central and half proper) and Kyla was enrolled in school.  I got some second-hand school dresses from the school as well.

Now….how to get Kyla here.  She was planning on fetching her with a taxi.  You know the normal, no breaks, no lights, no license taxis.  Her dad lives roughly 330 km from here.  My parents being who they are, have now offered to fetch Kyla on Wednesday.  So she will miss the first day of school but there’s worse things in life.

Now if anyone lives in Middelburg and wants to bring her to Pretoria, that would be nice!

22 responses

  1. Celeste Oosthuizen

    Melany laat weet as ons kan help met die skoolgeld of die goedjies wat sy nodig het.

    January 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

  2. You are your family are such good people. The difference you are making in Kayla’s life, I hope the mother is grateful.

    January 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    • Unfortunately I don’t think she realizes how much we put into it. Oh well….as long as we help out Kyla, that’s all that matters

      January 12, 2010 at 12:52 pm

  3. Oi, you seriously are Supermom!
    Poor Kyla, that poor child!

    January 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

  4. Ok I missed the story originally but am glad you were able to help!!!

    January 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    • If you click on the category “Kyla” and have time, you will be able to pick up on it all!

      January 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

  5. Addie

    Bless your heart, Mel. Your rewards will be great.

    January 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm

  6. WTF!? She does not sound like a good mother at all. Poor poor Kayla. You are an angel Mel… you know that right?

    January 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm

  7. Heather

    Can’t say I am not really that surprised, stupid woman.

    Kayla really is lucky to have you in her life.

    January 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm

  8. Kerry

    oh my goodness this is all news to me. Kyla was so lucky to have you Tommie your Mum and family in her life

    January 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

  9. That little girl, that poor little girl. Her mother makes me want to spit spiders. She is just bad news. Having a difficult time yes, but she really doesn’t have any common sense at all. Thank god for you and her family. HOW CAN YOU HAVE A LITTLE GIRL THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE STARTING SCHOOL AND NOT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT IT!!! What is WRONG with her. My guess…a lot.

    January 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm

  10. Sorry I meant to say, You and YOUR family, not *her* family. Typo!!

    January 12, 2010 at 4:31 pm

  11. Wenchy

    Fucking hell. Ek het regtig nie die woorde nie.

    January 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm

  12. Wow – you are an angel to that little girl. I am not sure if it is possible, but I hope her mother learned something from this. I hope she enjoys first grade!

    January 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

  13. Hope everything works out for little Kyla.

    January 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm

  14. Being a foster mom myself, I totally understand how you feel and how much you care. You always will.
    You’re such a good person. 🙂

    January 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm

  15. Jax

    OMG!!! I don’t know what to say. That woman is unbelievable. You and your parents are amazing though.

    January 13, 2010 at 6:13 am

  16. While Kyla may have unpleasant memories of much of her childhood, you and your family are sure to be the light in her life. She will always be thankful for your kindness. I know God places people like you in the path of those who need love and help.

    January 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm

  17. Bat

    I hardly read blogs, but had a bit of time to spare today and have read this. You are a pretty amazing woman – you write well and have a huge heart. God bless you. XXX

    January 15, 2010 at 11:01 am

    • Thank you SO very much for your kind words

      January 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

  18. Mel… I hate to say it- but I can’t believe you’re doing this to yourself again. I truly think this child may be better off in proper foster care!

    January 19, 2010 at 7:36 am

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