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Portrait of Alma


At the interview, Alma was due in only two weeks for her first pregnancy with a baby girl. She found out during a regular ultrasound and had chosen not to get the 3D ultrasound. Although it was her first child, this baby not the first grandchild for her parents; she had several nieces and nephews.

Alma was super excited, although sometimes a little tired. She was taking both birthing and parenting classes.

Alma was born in San Fernando Valley and went to Grant High School. She went to Mirabella Beauty College which is now closed because of legal reasons. Alma worked for a beauty supply store and did a little bit of everything in the beauty field, but she tried to mostly stick to hair coloring and cutting hair, which she did out of her home.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

Still Expecting


Still Expecting by Terrill Welch

Still Expecting

Tightening, around your pulse;
I am a factory.

Sharing:
Breaths and blood,
Disease and disorders,
Nourishment and necessities

The smallest of hands,
The caricature of toes,
Pressing.

Never alone,
As you crystallize
Into existence.

Trusting.
Transforming.
Captivating.

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I wrote this for Sunday Scribbling, for the “Captivate” Challenge.

On of my Twitter friends TERRILL WELCH shot the photo above. This is her daughter.

Terrill also links to the poem on her Redbubble Page.

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