As a woman who is a single mother I am so inspired and I have done everything for me and mines! I tip my hat off to this mother's perseverance.
Iesha, a 33 year old Houston native, just graduated from law school and the picture showcases her reasons of doing so. All of her kids holding up signs that say things like, " I helped too!" and "We did it!" However this major success Iesha has obtained was preceded by a series of unfortunate events. Accroding to The Shade Room she comes from foster care due to her mom being addicted to drugs. Her sister got pregnant at 14 so she dropped out of school to help raise the baby. Then she met the father of her four children and they had their first child when she was 19. In 2009, Iesha went back to church one da after her sister begged her and a prophetess told her to go back to school and get her GED so that she could fulfill her dream of being an attorney.
She went back to school but nothing prepared what was to come.
“During that same year — it was 2009 — I ended up having a house fire, I lost everything that I had. I got laid off from my job, the father of my children died of cancer while I was seven months pregnant, I literally tried to kill myself, and I ended up going back to get my GED,” Iesha tells @Yahoo. Iesha was 25 at the time and thought she was crazy for pressing onward, but she did! Iesha got accepted into law school, had her fifth baby and got married, only to be divorced a year later, but she stayed in school and here we are today!"
She finished in the top 15% of her class and it was nobody but God! according to Iesha. She received $13,000 in scholarships and spoke about how God sent her a study group that would come to her home and study and helped out with her children which made things easy for her.
Her last statement was
“I’m literally in tears, because people think that God isn’t real, but he is!”“If you just trust him wholeheartedly I promise you that he’ll bring you through this!”
Congrats Iesha! May God's blessings rain upon you!