The moment a mother holds her son in the first place is unforgettable. I do not think I could ever even find the words to begin to describe what it feels like to have your child close to you for the first time. Another first powerful moment for a mother is the first time he is able to breastfeed her child. Although some people are – for reasons I do not understand – still squeamish to talk about it or see it, it is natural and just a fact of life. Just ask movie star Olivia Wilde caused a stir when she posed for a magazine during lactation to show that it is natural and nothing taboo.
When I saw these pictures, taken by Kate Murray Photography, and I heard the story of the woman then I felt compelled to share his story. Pregnancy and childbirth are such events, the nerve racking anxiety filled, but this woman had to deal with much more. I feel so grateful that this mother, and photographer, were willing to share this amazing moment. You are reminded to remember what really matters in life.
According to the photographer:
“This is the definition of strength, love and sheer natural beauty. Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer Stage 3 midpregnancy with surprise baby gender. She had removed her breast and underwent chemotherapy while takes her miracle baby.