“If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished ever moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.” – Erma Bombeck
Every woman I photograph for their maternity photos who’s carrying a child emits a glow, and while that sounds cliché, it’s truth. Photographing this miraculous time in a woman’s life doesn’t go without profound thankfulness from me. I agree with Erma, it’s the closest to a miracle as many of us might witness.
Now before the read the rest of my post, you need to know I’m a bit more #WooWoo than your average person. I believe in angels, another dimension just beyond the air and life after we leave this body. For every living being.
But I digress. Every time I photograph a woman for their maternity photos, I always think of my days in Cellular Biology classes at UGA. Why? Because one step of cellular biology always BLEW MY MIND. Differentiation of cells. We all know how cells divide. It starts with one, then goes to two, then four, then eight and so on and so on…
But at one point the cells announce….”Hey, I’m gonna be part of a leg…” and another says …”Cool, I’m gonna be part of the heart…”, etc.
And no one knows why or how they get direction.
If that isn’t a miracle, I’m not sure what is.
What do you think?
Happy Friday y’all. May this weekend bring each of you a beautiful miracle.
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