Full name: Nthabiseng Diale
Likes: Baking, reading magazines.
Dislikes: Violence, pride, and selfishness.
Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Nthabiseng Diale born in 1987, 19 August, in Soweto. I was raised in Kagiso. I am a wife to Lebogang Diale, and we have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Motheo. I am a born again Christian and enjoy being indoors and spending time with my family. My passion and love for children are the inspiration behind a day and after care I own in Kagiso.
Please share with us an experience that almost destroyed you, an experience that almost cost you your life, however you decided to go out there and fetch your life
My journey to becoming a mom was the most difficult time of my life. I strongly believe that this is the time that my faith was really put to the test. Today I look back and I wonder how I was still able to put my life together yet had such a deep wound inside of me. I had already been on fertility treatment and it failed multiple times, Opted for Sperm insemination, it failed. This was emotionally draining, financially draining, and put a huge strain in our marriage. I must say, God kept us sane, it was not easy, but my husband and I were there for each other. I remember the dark sad nights we shared together, wondering if we will ever be parents. I started questioning my worth, I questioned my existence, and if I was fit enough to even be someone’s wife.
The emotional abuse from society, was too much to handle. When are you going to have a child, that question paralyzed me, it added fuel to my pain
I decided to stop trying, I hated my period so much as they were a reminder that I cannot have children. I stopped going to the doctor, as I needed a break from all of this. Prayer was the only thing that kept me sane, I thank God each day for giving strength.
I had almost given up when I woke up one day November 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and I was not feeling well, and I think it was that morning when I realized that I had missed my periods, I took a leap of faith, I went to the pharmacy to buy a pregnancy test. The test came back positive, I thought I was dreaming, I believed that the test lied. My husband and I decided to go and see the doctor and it were confirmed, WE ARE PREGNANT, I still did not believe it. Even during my pregnancy, I d
How has this experience impacted your life?
This experience impacted my life to a greater extend because it marked the beginning of underestimating my inner power, fear and lack of confidence was built inside myself. I began to understand that God has the final say, it is not over until God says it’s over. After all my failed attempts, God intervened, and I woke up one day and I was pregnant
Do you think that had it not been for this experience you would have become the person you are?
No, it taught me patience and to wait upon the Lord. It opened my eyes to look at life differently and to always depend on God. It has also brought my husband very close. Our baby has wiped all our tears and we are forever grateful
What advise do you have for someone that has been through the same experience?
Never give up, depend on God to help you and pray harder. A little patience will also help a long way
What does women empowerment mean to you?
Supporting each other, embracing our beauty and building each other, mentally, spiritually and emotionally
What are some of your achievements?
Being a mother of course, that will always be the top of my list and being the CEO of my own company
What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
The legacy l wants to leave behind is to give continuous support of empowering early mothers through my upcoming agricultural project as l believe that someone should be a blessing to someone’s live and if we are not living our life to make someone else’s life better than we are not really living at all. I will also want to leave my gratitude as am always teaching kids to live a life of values to become good human being and have love in their lives.
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