Our childhood was tough – Diana Marua on being raised by single dad

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Our childhood was tough – Diana Marua on being raised by single dad

Gospel singer Bahati’s wife Diana Marua has opened up on growing up with a single father.

In a throwback post she shared on Instagram, Ms Marua who shared pictures of her young self with her sisters said that it is a life she would not want to go back to.

She went on to say that being the first born, she had to assume the role of mother to her little sisters.

 Our childhood was Tough. One I wouldn't wish to go back to regardless. Being raised by a single tough Dad, we lacked a mother figure all our life because of circumstances we couldn't change or control. We lived each day by grace and faith that "whatever has a beginning must have an end." I took a responsibility to be a 'mother' figure to my little sisters  and  Circumstances forced me to mature up and see things differently when I was very young,” read part of her post.

Ms Marua added that at the time, she kept on questioning why God let her mother leave and they had to be raised by a tough dad.

She also noted that not all days were tough and they kept on hoping things would one day be better.

I used to cry myself to sleep questioning God why things had to be this way for us.... Not all days were tough, we held on to the little rays of sunshine that came our way occasionally... However, looking back, God is Good, God is Faithful. He made all things beautiful in His own time. I'm thankful I'm here for my children, giving them the life I never had and what's more beautiful is that I can encourage anyone going through a tough time out there, that it's just for a season... Every situation must come to an end. Never stop Praying, Trusting and Believing. He is a God of restoration,” said the mother of two.

Parents’ divorce

Diana Marua recently disclosed that her parents divorced while she was young.

In a recent post, Marua said that she did not have many photos of her late mother but all she has are memories of her.

Happy 50th Birthday Mama. I don't have too many photos of us but the memories of you is what lingers on. It's been 10 Solid years without you... Life has given me its share of its own kind and every day I go through it with my head up and a smile that never fades. Your presence is always felt and I have no doubt in my mind that you are very proud of us  and  of what we've turned out to become,” read part of her post.


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