BABY BONDS

DRUM - - Ed's Note -

I once thought it would be hard for a fa­ther to build a strong re­la­tion­ship with his child, but when my baby girl was born I started bond­ing with her the mo­ment she came home from hos­pi­tal.

I told my­self I wasn’t go­ing to let her mom do this on her own be­cause she went through hell dur­ing her preg­nancy. Dur­ing that time I wished I could help her but there was noth­ing I could do – but I knew my time would come when I could play my role.

I per­formed the du­ties tra­di­tion­ally per­formed by a woman – like prepar­ing bot­tles, feed­ing her, chang­ing nap­pies and built a strong bond with her.

Now, four years later, we’re a great team and I hope no one will come

be­tween us. It’s never too late for any fa­ther to do the same, and that fa­ther could be you, so this is the time to start. LETLADI WA GA-MPHAHLELE, MARALALENG

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