• Jessica Urlichs

Rebirth




Hours after I gave birth I lay there holding my sleeping baby in bed and I said to my mother, in awe, that I couldn’t believe that women did this every day.


About how utterly incredible the female body is, how strong we are within.


She stared at me nodding with tears in her eyes.


I remember thinking about how I came into this world, scared, naked, gasping for air.


The same day my baby did.


The same way he did.


But me, reborn as a mother.


A different existence entirely.


I was me, but softer, less sure, more needed than ever before.


The moment he arrived the world seemed different.


Remarkable.

Lonely.

Exceptional.

Scary.

And then I fell in love.


Then I believed.


Then suddenly my world was in my arms.


And it frightened me and calmed me all at once.


I had changed in an instant.


The day he was born, I was too.


Beautiful artwork: Maniacodamore

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