It started with Bananas on Toast, this particular morning back in the Autumn of ‘88’ ……
This was going to be one of the most exciting days of my life also one of the scariest. I was going to be a mother for the first time .Yes today, the 25th of April, I was about to embark on a journey that was somewhat terrifying yet also embracing. M y partner and I, were still young and not nearly ready to be parents but here we were going forward. I was in the maternity ward about to give birth, a million things ran through my mind, coupled with the pain, I was doing really well .IT was the moment of truth the final minute that I was to be on my own here it goes, yes I had done it, I had done it. I had brought a new life into this world, I felt like a star because I was! There he was, a brand new baby boy who I named RICKY TANE ASOMUA. He was and still is, one the most handsome boys beside my other 3 boys to have brought such joy to my life.
Although for most parts of my parenting, I did reasonably well there were a lot of things I did not know much about, like being a partner and sharing the duties. Don’t get me wrong I loved my children, some would say too much. What is that? I wondered how you can love too much. Is that even a question? Well it wasn’t too long before I found out .YES is the answer so when I say “it started with bananas on toast” I’m actually talking about myself; me being the toast and my children being the bananas, an expression you would say .But if you knew me you would actually find it a little funny.
Now here I am in 2016 I have 6 children and am on my own a single parent. I’m not complaining in any way but through trial and error I am now learning to help myself and against all odds I conquered.