61-Year Old Mother Of Triplets Shares Her Journey Into Motherhood After 34 Years Of Waiting


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Mrs. Samba Greywood Dokubo-Briggs is a proud mother of triplets at 61 years old and just like every other woman who experienced delay in having children, she has been through so much.

A retiree from the Rivers State Ministry of Health, Primary Healthcare Management Board, Mrs. Dokubo-Briggs believes God will take care of her children.

In an interview with Chukwudi Akasike of Punch, Mrs. Dokubo-Briggs narrates her journey into motherhood.

Below is an excerpt,

We have been married for 34 years and we have been expecting to have a child. We moved from place to place to no avail.

After marriage, I had miscarriages. You know when a married woman is not pregnant years after marriage, there is a tendency to run around from one clinic to another to seek medical help.

People said many things. In my neighbourhood, people advised me to meet other men to have a child for my husband. I told them that because of my Christian life, I cannot do that and moreover, I believe in God.

 I went into menopause and we all know that when a woman gets to that stage, humanly speaking, all hope is lost. But within me, I knew God would not disappoint me. I was confident. I have always told myself that one day, God would visit me.

It was not easy. The road was very long, but for God, it wouldn’t have been easy. I sought help until God directed me to Save a Life Hospital in Port Harcourt, where proper investigation was carried out. They were able to detect the problems and took care of it.

After God, I want to thank my husband because he has been supportive and caring. He is one of the best men I have seen on earth. He tried. I give him kudos because not every man can bear the stress.

Even the insults from his family were unbearable. I visited his family one day and a little girl, my husband’s niece, mocked me. I have forgiven her.


Even now, there is still suspicion that it is not possible that a 61-year-old woman will give birth. Some people that I don’t even know do come here; they will say they have just heard about it and they want to come and confirm.


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  1. Omo Adeduro

    Omo Adeduro

    August 7, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I tap unto this blessing for those around me looking unto God for the fruits of the womb…. Bi qudratullah. May 2018 shall be your month of thanksgiving .

  2. Chinwe Esther

    Chinwe Esther

    August 7, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Wow congratulations

  3. Blessing Omovigho

    Blessing Omovigho

    August 7, 2017 at 8:12 pm


  4. Rachel Ojeah

    Rachel Ojeah

    August 7, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    To God be d glory

  5. Amaka Tonia

    Amaka Tonia

    August 7, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    He’s too faithful to fail. Jehovah overdo, you are Great

  6. Eniwumide Esther Oluwatosin

    Eniwumide Esther Oluwatosin

    August 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Our God is wonderful.

  7. Gift Gift

    Gift Gift

    August 7, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    groly be to God

  8. Amara Onyia

    Amara Onyia

    August 7, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    God is great

  9. Mary Clems

    Mary Clems

    August 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Wow congratulations madam humanly speaking the ways of Jehovah God can never be compared to that of humans our God is awesome

  10. Mary Clems

    Mary Clems

    August 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Welcome blessed sweets

  11. Rita Chy

    Rita Chy

    August 7, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Wonder working God, you are welcome lovely kids congrats madam

  12. Magdalene Edet Emg

    Magdalene Edet Emg

    August 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    That man up there is indeed God. That’s why he will forever be exalted above all. Congrats ma’am. You’ll live long in good health, long live and prosperity to take good care of them. Another woman will not play the role of a mother in their lives u will. Congrats once again. Indeed God is Great, Good all the time and always Awesome

  13. Eunice Obende Nene

    Eunice Obende Nene

    August 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations ooo God is in deed Great

  14. Oluwatoyosi Olalusi

    Oluwatoyosi Olalusi

    August 7, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    God is Great.

  15. Oluchi Akabuogu

    Oluchi Akabuogu

    August 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Oluebube Chukwu, that’s Gods work ,indeed God is faithful

  16. Mary Agbeen

    Mary Agbeen

    August 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    And His name is Jehovah overdo, He that fetches water with the basket to disgrace the bucket

  17. Lolade Ajao

    Lolade Ajao

    August 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    He’s too Faithful to fail

  18. Chidinma Nwaejike

    Chidinma Nwaejike

    August 7, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you Lord

  19. Adekemi Samuel

    Adekemi Samuel

    August 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    glory be to almighty God and congratulation ma,u shall live long to witness the success of this wonderful kids ijn

  20. Faith Ogoke Joseph Okeke

    Faith Ogoke Joseph Okeke

    August 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Wow!! Indeed our heavenly God is good, great and awesome.

  21. Joy Moses

    Joy Moses

    August 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    God is great

  22. Oweibo Evelyn

    Oweibo Evelyn

    August 7, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Wow!!! I love you Lord. Thank you Jesus, you’re awesome

  23. Iziegbe James

    Iziegbe James

    August 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Our God is so good

  24. Folashade Kolawole

    Folashade Kolawole

    August 7, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Awesome God!

  25. Snow-white Maris Unuaga

    Snow-white Maris Unuaga

    August 7, 2017 at 10:04 pm


  26. Chioma Onyeije

    Chioma Onyeije

    August 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    U are a blessed woman among the women
    These kids are a blessing unto u and their father
    May de lord of heaven,amazing God perfect other
    Families that awaiting on God’s favor amen

  27. Ogechi Orjipaul

    Ogechi Orjipaul

    August 7, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Who said DAT there is no God???? Am so happy for you ma for passing through d wilderness period n coming out victorious I LOVE U GOD

  28. Bashirat Shittu Ajenifuja

    Bashirat Shittu Ajenifuja

    August 7, 2017 at 11:03 pm


  29. Mary Terese Cynthia

    Mary Terese Cynthia

    August 7, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    God is Wonderful!

  30. Dorathy Uzoemeka

    Dorathy Uzoemeka

    August 7, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    God you are so so perfect may your name be praise

  31. Ono King

    Ono King

    August 7, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Jehovah over do

  32. Glory Chigozie Anucha

    Glory Chigozie Anucha

    August 7, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Awesome God, be magnified

  33. Edith Udennaka

    Edith Udennaka

    August 7, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Thank God

  34. Sharon Cole

    Sharon Cole

    August 8, 2017 at 12:34 am


  35. Osasumwen Osagiede

    Osasumwen Osagiede

    August 8, 2017 at 12:42 am

    I tap into this blessings

  36. Jenny Precious Daniels

    Jenny Precious Daniels

    August 8, 2017 at 12:56 am

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  37. Azeezat Ayodeji

    Azeezat Ayodeji

    August 8, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Congratulation ,is miracle god

  38. Tyra Blaze

    Tyra Blaze

    August 8, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Wow,,,,d GOD of impossibility can who can make things possible… I bless your name for rolling away tears from her eyes….

  39. Ebere Okonkwo Ifeduba

    Ebere Okonkwo Ifeduba

    August 8, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Awesome and great God, indeed God is good all d time! Thank yu God for yur miracle!

  40. Doubra Sampson

    Doubra Sampson

    August 8, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I received this grace in Jesus

  41. Ogunleye Taiwo

    Ogunleye Taiwo

    August 8, 2017 at 7:30 am

    They are the report of God not doctor’s report

  42. Oladimeji Kemi

    Oladimeji Kemi

    August 8, 2017 at 7:33 am

    He’s indeed an impossibility specialist, what a great God.

  43. Esther Gabols Oluchi

    Esther Gabols Oluchi

    August 8, 2017 at 7:56 am

    He is A Great God

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    Vincent Areh

    August 8, 2017 at 8:05 am

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    Aro Ejiro Cindy

    August 8, 2017 at 8:06 am

    God is great.

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    August 8, 2017 at 8:21 am

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    August 8, 2017 at 8:23 am

    God is great.

  48. Olohi Gbe

    Olohi Gbe

    August 8, 2017 at 8:35 am

    This can only be God
    I rejoice with u.

  49. Mayowa Monica Dada

    Mayowa Monica Dada

    August 8, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Indeed God is good

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    Alice Bukola Ogunsakin

    August 8, 2017 at 8:47 am


  51. Popoola Omoyeni Ademide

    Popoola Omoyeni Ademide

    August 8, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Hallelujah, unstoppable God

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    Chizoba Ezeugwa

    August 8, 2017 at 9:08 am

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    Chinenye Ngene Nnam

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    Gift Amadi

    August 8, 2017 at 9:17 am

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    U r awesome

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    Funmilola Olasupo Owolabi-Peter

    August 8, 2017 at 9:35 am

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    Edos Kate

    August 8, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Indeed he is a great god, congrats my sister.

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    Kemy Ife

    August 8, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Congratulations to her

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    Maureen Arueigh

    August 8, 2017 at 10:27 am


  59. Olubunmi Adekeye

    Olubunmi Adekeye

    August 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Faithful God

  60. Onyinye Ndubuisi

    Onyinye Ndubuisi

    August 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Thanks be to God

  61. Agu Linda Azuka

    Agu Linda Azuka

    August 8, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I said amen to that and I wanted it happen to all My friends and family

  62. Emeka Victoria

    Emeka Victoria

    August 8, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Amen and Amen

  63. Olabisi Akintoye Abulrazaq

    Olabisi Akintoye Abulrazaq

    August 8, 2017 at 11:58 am

    God is great

  64. Tee Rac

    Tee Rac

    August 8, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Jesus can step into any situations. it is never too late.

  65. Barbie Franca

    Barbie Franca

    August 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Indeed God is Great,Good&Awesome.
    Only him can turn any situation around.
    I rejoice wt u MA.
    They will be a blessing to ur family and d world at large….

  66. Hauwa Green

    Hauwa Green

    August 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Hallelujah praise God, no closed case with Baba God, He specializes in what we call impossible. Congratulations ma

  67. Abolanle Mahmoud

    Abolanle Mahmoud

    August 8, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    A Great God

  68. Egunjobi Oluwafolakemi Adebusola

    Egunjobi Oluwafolakemi Adebusola

    August 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    God always keeps his word no matter how hopeless the situation seems

  69. Stella Starmanda Nwosu

    Stella Starmanda Nwosu

    August 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Awesome wonder

  70. Olaleye Adedayo

    Olaleye Adedayo

    August 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Good is great

  71. Grace Okafor

    Grace Okafor

    August 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Wonderful! This is awesome! Our God is great.may his holy name b praised for this great blessing unto this family. Thank God for this for holding unto God for the blessing of marriage.

  72. Omoyeni Veronica Ibinare

    Omoyeni Veronica Ibinare

    August 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm


  73. Eneyi Daniels

    Eneyi Daniels

    August 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Awesome God!!!

  74. Nwanze Chigozie

    Nwanze Chigozie

    August 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    God is indeed awesome. Praise God

  75. Uju Flourish

    Uju Flourish

    August 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    HALLELUYAH! We serve a Living God

  76. Theresa Ajima

    Theresa Ajima

    August 8, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    God of awesome wonders can never lie. What He says He will do, He surely will do… He says that “non shall cast her young and non shall be barren. He is God and does not ever leave room for argument. Congratulations Ma’am. May God keep you all

  77. Treasure Mary Ochuole Adie

    Treasure Mary Ochuole Adie

    August 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    God is awesome indeed

  78. Chinazom Obi

    Chinazom Obi

    August 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    God is indeed great,
    God is indeed wonderful,
    God is indeed awesome.
    Glory to God

  79. Olaide Billy Giwa

    Olaide Billy Giwa

    August 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    GOD is GREAT, yes HE is!
    congrats ma

  80. Temitope Omoboriowo

    Temitope Omoboriowo

    August 8, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Great God

  81. Kehinde Odumade Balogun

    Kehinde Odumade Balogun

    August 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Hallelu yaaaaàaaaaaaaaaaa

  82. Jessica Desigha

    Jessica Desigha

    August 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    God thank u for wiping away tears from her eyes. U are indeed great

  83. Honey Drop Sola

    Honey Drop Sola

    August 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    He is an awesome father.the way he does is own thing is way different and it alway leave people and nation speechless…

  84. Olivia Johnson Ogechukwu

    Olivia Johnson Ogechukwu

    August 8, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Thank u lord Jesus

  85. Evelyn Philip

    Evelyn Philip

    August 9, 2017 at 7:22 am

    God is great

  86. Kelechi Obi Steve

    Kelechi Obi Steve

    August 9, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    God is great,good and awesome. I love this God. So shall it be unto me Amen.

  87. Okorie Sandra

    Okorie Sandra

    August 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    God never fails

  88. Chinonye Alozie

    Chinonye Alozie

    August 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Amen ooo

  89. Ejabukwa Ijeoma

    Ejabukwa Ijeoma

    August 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Oh! Our God is great too.welcome madam

  90. Blessing Kenikopa

    Blessing Kenikopa

    August 9, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    To God alone be all the glory

  91. Ruth Nworie

    Ruth Nworie

    August 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    God is wonderful

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