19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Family portrait - my cousin and my great cousin

This is Melli, my cousin, holding her first son in her arms, my great cousin. I admire him, he is very sensitive and talented, loves classical music and already has a sense for fashion at his young age. I cannot wait to see him growing, to see him going his path. He was a premature baby and I still remember how fragile and tiny he has been, how we all worried for him. Later, I learned from a premature expert "These babies, who survive, they are one of the strongest characters you can imagine. They are survivors."

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Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Escheburg, Germany
Copyright: © Ulla Deventer