“Thankyou Lord, for this little one you have blessed me with
So late in life.
I thought I had finished with four-hourly feeds,
Immunisation, teething problems …
All those ‘fringe-benefits’ that come with babies.
But here I am,
Up to my eyes in them.
After eight years, we’re starting all over again …
I feel young again, Lord.
What nicer thing could happen to a woman almost forty?
Knowing this is my last child makes me exquisitely aware of every moment.
Thankyou once more for letting me be a mother.
I would not have missed it for the world.”
– Charmaine Solomon