Uganda Woman Says Hubby Pushed Her to Go to School: "Didn't Want Me to Stay Home"

Uganda Woman Says Hubby Pushed Her to Go to School: "Didn't Want Me to Stay Home"

  • Lillian Aber shared her responsible and loving man did not want her to become a stay-at-home mum after giving birth
  • He took the initiative upon himself to return the teenage mother to school, as a show of support, to build on her capacity
  • The Uganda woman shared that before falling pregnant at 17, she had dropped out of school but praised her husband for taking her back

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A woman has narrated her life experience with her husband after giving birth to their first bundle of joy.

Lillian Aber
Uganda Woman Lillian Aber shares on life after pregnancy. Photo: Lillian Aber.
Source: UGC

The mother shared that her husband did not want her to remain at home after she became a first-time mother.

Dropped off at school

Despite giving birth at a school-going age, Lillian Aber noted her hubby pushed her to return to school and continue her studies.

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"When I gave birth to my first child, my husband did not want me to just sit at home. He pushed me to go back to school. He paid for my school fees and supported me in every way.
He would always drop me off at school, but he would do it in the guise of an uncle so that we could hide it from my classmates and comfort me," the women's representative for Kitgum District in Uganda's 11th Parliament.

Aber, who delivered at 17, praised her husband for being very supportive throughout her pregnancy.

Working to provide for granny, brother

She pointed out that she had dropped out of school before falling pregnant, but her lover restored her faith by taking her back to school.

"I met a gentleman who promised me heaven on earth, and for once, I felt as if I could put my burdens aside. I was lucky to marry a very responsible, loving man who saw the capacity in me and wanted to build it," she said.

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Aber also shared that she endured a harsh early childhood as she was forced to work when she was young.

She worked to support her brother and grandmother instead of asking for money, as she believed it was the ideal way of supporting the family.

Kathy Kiuna talks about teen motherhood

Closer home, Kathy Kiuna shared being a teen mum, saying she feared the unknown.

According to the woman of God, her daughter Vanessa was a reminder of the faithfulness and goodness of God.

Looking back at my life and how young I was when I got her, I didn't know what the future holds. I didn't know if I'd make a great mum as a teen," she said.

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