19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
My daughter

People say you cannot understand real love until you have had a child. I finally understood this saying when my daughter made me a mother. Everything changed the moment she entered my life. I have learned more about myself than I have in the years before her existence. Every day brought new choices. Every choice brought progress. Every progress brought development. I never thought I could have so much patience and love to watch someone blossom at her own pace, and yet, here she is, with all my patience and love...my daughter.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Austria
Camera: SM-N950F
Copyright: © Michelle Zheng