She was fighting hard to stay focussed. The pain was excruciating and the effort, exhausting.
Just when she thought she was about to pass out, it happened.
She heard faint gurgling cries, gaining in volume.
Mustering remaining strength, she lifted her head to see her newborn held in bloodstained hands. She had found love. Again.
[Image courtesy: Original image of mother and child courtesy of Pablo Garcia Valdivia.]