Human Parts
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Human Parts

The Birth Story I Never Told You

Who wants to know that on the day of their birth, their mother was thinking about death?

You had both eyes wide open when you came into the world.

Your father tells it this way: Suspended between two worlds, halfway in and halfway out, you turned and looked him full in the face. He positioned his hands the way the midwife…



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Courtney Christine Woods

Storyteller, social worker, solo parent. Fan of triads and alliteration. Believer that we’re all out here doing our best. Find me on FB @courtneycwrites