Women’s Memoirs inspires a birth story

Recently Matilda and Kendra of the Women’s Memoirs blog posted an essay I wrote last spring about the birth of my first child in response to a call for memories of April. The birth of a child is always a momentous occasion, which my step-cousin’s daughter reminded all of us last week. Her newborn is so beautiful, and he was so joyously anticipated.
My first-born turned 21 years old last spring. It takes old photos to remember how little (and innocent!) she once was, but somehow I was able to recall so much about her birth and how I felt about having a baby, and I poured that passion into “And a Child Was Born.” I hope you remember well the births of each of your children. Perhaps you’ll write about them or otherwise share them with your kids. I bet they would really like that.

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Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), and cats
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2 Responses to Women’s Memoirs inspires a birth story

  1. What a gorgeous photo! It belatedly occurs to me that photos are a sort of memoir, aren't they.

  2. Linda Austin says:

    Thanks, Debbie. I agree, photos are a sort of "flash" memoir.

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