South Carolina mom, Kanett Haynes, had every reason to celebrate when four of her children graduated earlier in May. All four graduated from either high school or college.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Haynes expressed how proud she was of each of them, and further explained how she and her ex-husband made a faith-fueled decision to move from Florida to improve the life of the family and give their children more opportunities to find themselves.
So, the family was uprooted to Spartanburg, and within a week, both she and her husband had found jobs and an apartment. The family currently lives in Roebuck, and both Haynes and her children have synced in well.
Haynes revealed that she had to juggle studying and watching her baby as a teen mother and hoped that her children will be better than her, WYFF reported.
“The children got opportunities that they probably would not have gotten where we were living in Florida… different growth opportunities, different leadership opportunities. The blessings just fell on them,” she said.
29-year-old Xzavier Killings, Haynes’ first son, who graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, shared that he found a connection with having to play football in middle school. He even added that he received an athletic scholarship to continue athletics in college.
His sister, 23-year-old Charity Haynes, who graduated with an Associate’s degree in nursing from Spartanburg Community College (SCC), is also aspiring to join her senior brother in healthcare, and is elated to see the results of the work she put in.
Their younger sister, 21-year-old Harmony, also graduated from SCC with an Associate’s Degree in biology, and also expressed her joy, “I’m looking forward to a bright future, just for an interesting journey,” she said, adding that she hopes to transfer to the University of South Carolina Upstate to finish her bachelor’s degree in science.
Finally, 18-year-old Jimmy Haynes, the last and fourth of Kanett’s children, graduated high school and has plans of studying mechatronics in the fall.
Haynes ranked 3rd in their group in the Super Moms competition held by SUPER MOM. Haynes told the organization that she had given up on having time for herself and dedicated all her time and substance to her children.
“I felt that our money was better spent on the kids, their future, and our household. The sacrifice was real,” she said.