By Teri Whitcraft and Carrie Halperin
For Allison Dearstyne of Dunkirk, Md., her first Mother's Day as a mom may be the best ever.
Last November, when she was nine months pregnant, she and her husband Richard entered a photo in the Million Moms Challenge "Imagine Me & You" contest. The black and white photo, titled "May You Stay Forever Young," was one of 450 images submitted by moms-to-be across the country, all of whom wrote a message of five words or less on their bellies. The goal: to raise awareness about the challenges facing moms and babies around the world.
"The Bob Dylan lyric 'May You Stay Forever Young' was a clJassic song from my childhood," Allison said. "And I think that all moms and babies around the world - even those who are less privileged - should have a chance at life…a chance to stay forever young."
Clara Noel was born on Dec. 5, 2012, and the Dearsytnes became preoccupied with caring for their beautiful little girl. Then eight weeks later, they got aRead More »from A Mother's Day to Remember: Winner Gets Portrait By Anne Geddes