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Born of Water, Blood, and Spirit

By Teresa Bruce

My son-in-law’s feet rooted him to my daughter’s side, but I paced Os and 8s around the delivery room waiting for my first grandchild to be born. Hours in, I realized my daughter’s labor was costing her — wounding her — far more than my three children had required of me. I finally grasped the …

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Eve’s Blood

By Elizabeth Cranford Garcia

Did Eve fear death the first time she bled? Did she yell for Adam, sweating from his labor, to come running, afraid he would be alone again? How many days did she wait and wonder, cleaning, bleeding, avoiding her husband’s glances and rough hands? Did she dress and trudge through mud to the altar kneeling …

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