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For those who know that true beauty lies within.

The midwife handed the newborn to her mother, whispering to the exhausted woman, “It’s a girl.” The new mother glowed as she held her little girl for the first time.

The moment was serene, for the child had stopped sobbing and had begun to snuggle into the warmth she instinctively knew was “Mother.”

Not long after, “Father” was called in to see his newborn. He wiped his wife’s moist brow with a cool washcloth, and then kissed her on the forehead. She smiled up at him from where she lay and held out the small bundle for him to hold. He gently took the baby into his arms, beginning to rock her in a soothing motion. He cooed to her and kissed her.

After a few minutes, the midwife said, “That’s enough for now, my lord. Both child and mother need some rest.”

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