As I write these cover notes, the bustling preparations for a birthday gathering are drifting through the doors of my study. It is the second birthday of the little girl we almost lost. On August 3rd at 7.10 am after an exhausting labor, Carol gave birth to Josephine Eve Drummond. Some twenty-one years after our first child, Matthew, and thirteen years after Meghan, our 'last'; Josephine is as loved as she was unexpected and she has transformed our lives. Her name literally means 'She shall add / life"...and she'll have to; Carol and I will be sixty by the time she is eighteen. I came home from the labour ward exhausted, wrote this song and fell asleep. It is for all who have known the tempest of emotions that surround a difficult birth.