Abigail looked at him lovingly, then turning to her mother said, “Mama, know I have failed you, but when you get to know
what happened, I know you will be more forgiving…”
“Failed me?” her mother asked, looking quizzically at her. “You completely let me down, Abigail. I did not expect you to have a baby before you completed school and was able to fend for yourself, and your baby! I can only hope that you have learnt your lesson.
Though a baby is a blessing from God, it comes with responsibilities which will become even bigger and more complicated as Benji grows,” she said. Abigail accepted her mother’s reprimand without bitterness. She was right.
Indeed the responsibilities currently were already exhausting. Anything more will destroy me though,’ she thought.
‘Everyday brings new challenges! I wonder if I will ever manage to do anything else.’ Loudly she said, “Mama, I want to
defer school until Benji is older.”