Phindi and husband Monwabisi Grootboom are great examples of a happy couple walking in the plans of God. Phindile Grootboom hails from Kwa-Zulu Natal, on the south of Durban. The youngest of 4 siblings, she best describes herself as a ‘mommy’s girl. Her parents divorced when she was in primary school and she was brought up by her school teacher mom who years later retired as a school headmistress.

Phindi remembers her dad with sadness and his alcohol problem that worsened, which lead to the divorce. It was not easy for the young Phindile or for her siblings who longed for the traditional family life, especially at holidays and birthdays. She speaks with emotion when it came to her mom, “my mom is my role model”, she says. “A God fearing woman, who gave up everything to ensure her children would be a success”. “We were not allowed to make excuses to not attend Sunday School or any church event”. She adds. “Mom firmly believed that discipline came from obedience to God”.