It takes my breath away. I look down, pull her to my chest. Air fills my lungs, she takes her first breath. We are alive, mother and daughter. My soul connects to her cry, her bare skin against mine. It's a moment I will live once. A moment that has changed my life. I cry, gasp; trying to wrap my mind around the miracle in my arms.

(Photos by Aunt Nickel)


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