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“I PRAYED FOR HIM TO DIE… Dont judge me” Excited Mum Celebrates Son’s 18th Birthday after Recounting His Battle with Autism

“I PRAYED FOR HIM TO DIE… Dont judge me” Excited Mum Celebrates Son’s 18th Birthday after Recounting His Battle with Autism

Nneka Anyachebelu, a Nigerian woman, is celebrating her son who turned 18 on the 24th of June, 2016.

To celebrate her son’s birthday, the excited mum took to Facebook to post a touching message about how he battled Autism as a toddler.

She also spoke about her all the obstacles she faced while taking care of her son even when all hope was lost to the point where she prayed he would die.

Read the touching post below…

“I PRAYED FOR HIM TO DIE. Don’t judge me, wait until you hear me out.

#‎Dilemma‬#Myonlyson#Autism#nohope#prayernotanswered#gaveupthefight# He was a healthy awesome child when I had him but by age 2 we noticed there was something wrong. There was no eye contact, he could not talk, didn’t understand instructions, and so many other bad vibes.

”That was when my nightmare started. I ran from pillar to post seeking solution. In some places they said he was partially deaf at others they said it was Autism. Up until then I never heard the word Autism. The information I got about it was frightening and I saw those signs clearly in my son.

”My life stood still. No school would take him in as he couldnt settle. Finally and luckily an Indian lady with a nursery school took him in, but my heart broke the Day I went to pick him up from school and asked her politely how he was doing. Her response was i don’t know what to do with him. Am just a teacher not a psychiatrist. I cried all the way home. Thoughts bombarded my mind. Worst of all there was no answer to the tormenting thoughts.

”An only son, Autism, was it generational? Or the devil? No answer! Up until then I was having a swell time living my life to the fullest.. But with this dilemma I crawled to God .I attended every Christian gathering, crusade, vigils; just name it. I prayed; prayed , cried, fasted , sowed seeds but nothing happened. The years went by and it seemingly got worst.

”People were begining to notice there was a problem I couldnt hide it any more. (By the way, dont try hidding your shame if God doesnt hide it you can’t hide it)

My husband was tired. My mother who was perpetually encouraging me was tired, I was tired, exhausted and tired of casting, binding, fighting and faithing, so I prayed for Him to die so I could move on with my life.
(I wanted a short cut)

”He didn’t die instead he grew. Seeing God wasn’t ready to take him I went back to God again in prayer, I repented and continued from where I stopped .Running from pillar to post, church to church.

”At one church I was told to go on one week dry fast with consistent midnight prayers. At midnight when I came down to pray I was usually afraid. One night as I came down for the prayer routine, I heard a voice say to me how can you be praying and afraid. You are afraid because you do not know the God you are praying to.

”At that point I packed up and went on a quest to know this GOD!I stayed alone for 2weeks with only one prayer point. ( God if you are real let me know you.). I spent more time within those weeks studying the Word of God , and through the pages of the Bible I came to know this GOD. After that 2weeks of word immersion I had peace like I never had since the ordeal started. The burden for my son to speak or get normal left me. I was just at peace with God and the World.

”About 3 weeks later we traveled to England on Holiday. We were in a shop on Oxford street when my son that had never spoken came to me tapped me and asked me a question.

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”His first words to me were where is kamsy? He was asking for His older sister. That was how my son started talking. One thing led to another; he started doing things he couldnt do and like magic caught up with his age mates.

”It was like Magic! No Miracle.! Today I celebrate God as He turns 18.

”There is nothing we dont talk about now. From His school work to the Girls that likes him and the ones He likes, lol.. Sometimes I even scold him that he talks too much, correcting him that as a gentleman he shouldnt talk much. How we so quickly forget…smh…

”I cant thank God enough for him. Through my trial with him, I was reconnected back to God, I found my purpose in Life, and my ministry was birthed. (That is another story for another Day). I encourage you today in your own trial to fight on. No short cut.

”God has not disappeared, take your eyes off your problem (if you can) Seek Him and He will do the needful plus much more m still praying… During my prayers today.


Photo credit: Nneka Anyachebelu/Facebook

View Comments (21)
  • Wow! This is a very great testimony. Things like this is what we should pray for and God answers not praying for a cheating spouse that knows his left from his right. Thank God for her son’s life and happy 18th birthday to him.

  • It is well oo. It’s just unfortunate that we don’t have good amenities in Nigeria. Your son only had a speech delay and in the UK, he would have been referred to a speech therapist who would have helped him . My son is also like that , he just started talking recently and he will be 4. We saw a speech therapist, though I prayed too. We pray God heals Nigeria as these are issues we can sort out ourselves.

    All the best and I am happy you conquered.

  • What a very touching testimony. Weeping May endure for a night but joy would always come in the morning. Don’t ever give up on God

  • He is able, more than able thank God.
    Inspiring testimony. Happy birthday mummy boy may you grown in continues good health and fulfill your purpose on earth Amen.

  • They that wait upon the Lord shall definitely have their strength renewed. this is quite a touching story of faith. God is good!!!

  • Heart touching, thank God it is now a story. Having almost similar situation my son will be 3yrs in 4months time can’t express himself fully. But my mouth have not stop calling unto God for divine intervention.

  • I ve a son that is three year now .he was born on 25 june.the owning thing he can say or call is tata but he do hears anything you say.the problem is that he do convulse or the doctor called it seciure.i dont know wether to enroll he in school or to wait.i pray that one he ll call mummy.

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