The moment a mother first holds her child is unforgettable. I don’t think I could ever even find the words to begin to describe what it’s like to hold your child close to you for the first time.
Another powerful first moment for a mother is the first time she is able to nurse her child. Though some people are — for reasons I don’t understand — still squeamish to talk about it or see it, it’s natural and just a fact of life. Just ask movie star Olivia Wilde who caused a stir when she posed for a magazine while breastfeeding to show that it’s natural and nothing taboo.
When I saw these photos, taken by Kate Murray Photography, and heard the story of the woman below, I felt compelled to share her tale.
Pregnancy and childbirth are already such anxiety-filled, nerve-racking events, but this woman had to deal with so much more.
I feel so grateful that this mother, and photographer, were willing to share this amazing moment. It reminds you to remember what really matters in life.
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