Shanita Akers is a single mom of 3 biological children, Jai-Lyn (14), Manty (11) and Alfred aka Fat Daddy (3). To assure her children had a positive male role model in the home her father, Jay, shares her home and helps in the raising of his grandchildren. As a family of 5 they often find themselves giving lots of love and attention to many other children within their family and community. One particular young man not only stood out he captured their hearts and moved in. His name is Michael.
Michaels’ (13) younger sister and Manty were friends. In time Michael grew to be friends with the family as well. Being around the Akers made Michael want to change his environment and improve himself. He wanted a better future.
Michael began running away from home and making poor choices regarding school. Each time he ran brought worry to his mom and Shanita. The last time he ran away he got lost trying to locate Shanita’s home at night. Without a cell phone he could not let them know where he was. Therefore, Michael decided to sleep behind a local grocery store in hopes of being safe until morning.
First thing in the morning Michael borrowed a cell phone to call Shanita, who went to get him.
Both women came together wanting to do right by Michael. A decision was made for Michael to permanently live with the Akers. The decision has proven a blessing! Michael is improving in school. He is making better decisions and no longer running but discussing and addressing his problems. Michael has also embraced having a positive male role model in Mr. Jay as well.
Shanita is very proud to call Michael her Lovelogical son. The kids see him as their Lovelogical brother. Lovelogical is a perfect way to honor Michael and respect his biological mother too!