42 Days

By Hardeep Singh Kohli

Anoushka is ten years old now. Daft as a box of frogs, bright as a button, my daughter is the beginning, middle and end of my everything. She was born 42 days before she was due, 42 days early. We worried. We panicked. We feared the worst. 42 days. Six weeks. A month and a half. Those 42 days were so hugely important in my daughter’s life. And in mine. 42 days.