Thank you to all the mothers who carried all of us for nine months in their wombs, who walked long distances to antenatal clinics to ensure that we were safe and healthy. Thank you for staying awake at night looking after us when we were screaming while your neighbour (husband) was snoring or at times not there at all. You made sure that we never went hungry, you suffered for us to be okay. You took care of us at all times, bathed us, fed us, took us to clinic and washed our clothes. I know some of you, if not most, went through all that by yourselves without any support.
How do I forget those who became domestic workers just to be able to care and educate us? You made fire when it was cold to keep us warm. We celebrate mothers like you this month. You were
there when we needed you the most! To all the mothers who are Your Baby readers, including myself, I wish you long life and strength. Above all, may the sun shine on your backyards. Keep on doing the good work; you are our superwomen! JACOBETH MAKALA, BRONKHORSTSPRUIT