It’s A Big Day For Thomas And Zola

A very special one

By  | May 27, 2021, 01:56 PM  | Zola Nombona  | Relationships

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Time really flies. Can you believe it’s been a year since Zola Nombona and Thomas Gumede welcomed their baby boy? Today, 27 May 2021 marks his 1st birthday.

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Taking to Instagram, Thomas Gumede revealed what his son’s favourite song is, and showed gratitude for the opportunity to witness his son grow.

“His favourite song is khuza gogo. He walks, he thinks he talks, he laughs and dances all day! He claps his hands and can say mama and baba (sometimes papa coz our wonderful nanny speaks Sesotho). He is my pride and joy. He makes me believe I can and must overcome every problem. He is my strength, and today he is 1 year old. Only God knows how long we have on this planet and I thank HIM every day that I get to witness my son grow! Happy birthday mfana wami, ubaba ukuthanda ngendlela emangalisayo!!”

In the same heartfelt post, Thomas showed appreciation to his baby mama and partner Zola.

“Thank you Zola Nombona for being such a loving mother, God bless you! Thank you to my family and friends who love and support him, thank you for those who ask about him, from strangers to people I see at the shops regularly.”

Zola also took to social media to wish Cebelihle a happy birthday. She penned a lengthy heartfelt message in her mother tongue IsiZulu.

It’s been over a year since Thomas shared a Sonogram of their child and described their pregnancy journey. It was the same image that gave their relationship away – it had Zola Nombona’s name written on it.

“I remember clearly the day I found out about you. Your mother looked at me and said “I’m pregnant” and then proceeded to cry. I understood it was tears of joy, anxiety, excitement, disbelief, love and the small realization that life will never be the same again.”

In his lengthy thread, Thomas revealed that he cannot hold back his tears every time he thinks about his son.

"I have felt waves of emotions every time I think of you and every time you respond to my voice or my touch. But more importantly, you have given me something that I couldn’t give myself. I have been fortunate to live the life I have, a life of doing what I love with intense passion."

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Main Picture Credit: Zola Nombona Instagram Account
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