Love Like Blood

Photograph by Mark Borthwick. Found via.

Nobody ever tells you the full truth about pregnancy: that it drops a stone into the stillness of whatever love made it and some of the ripples can be fierce.
Joseph O’Connor in Elle UK October 2010

I’m not exaggerating when I say that being a mum is the greatest thing. But it certainly isn’t always roses ’round the door. Maybe this is why I can feel Joseph’s words vibrating with truth and honesty.

What do you wish you’d been told about the birth of a parent?
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