Mom Kelli Bannister was having a rough week with her children. After two of her older sons fell ill, her 1-year-old daughter became sick, too.
And the poor baby was coughing so hard she cried.
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Like any parent, Bannister was devastated. She wanted nothing more than to make her daughter feel better. As she wrote on a Facebook post for her website The Barefoot Mum, that's exactly what she did.
She wrote, "My Mumma instincts kicked in and I put us both in the shower, with the soothing sound of running water and the warmth touching our skin, she was calm within minutes.”
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But while she was in the bathroom, her 5-year-old son came in, telling her she had a text message. While he waited, the child took a few images of the tender mommy-daughter moment on her phone.
When Bannister saw the photos later, she was stunned--in a good way.
She said, "When I saw this particular image I was actually quite taken back at how real and raw it was. A moment of pure exhaustion but an incredible bond of unconditional love between a mother and child."
See it--and the story behind it--in her viral post below!
via For Every Mom
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