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    My mother took her last breath just as the sun rose. A few moments later, all of the talk, prayer, singing, hustle and bustle has been stilled by the sacred moment of passing into the presence of the Lover of her soul.
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    Thomas, I am sorry for the loss of your mom. Your caption is so poetic, and makes your photo even more powerful. I love how your photo and story resonated with Your Shot photographer Cathy Pepin-Toussaint: "My condolences on the passing of your mom. The lighting here is beautiful and I'm glad you had the presence of mind to capture this peaceful moment. I wish I'd done the same when my dad passed." Thank you both for sharing with us.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jul 31, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2017
    Location: Beverly Hills, Texas, United States
    Camera: Apple iPhone 6s
    Focal Length: 4.15 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
    Aperture: f/2.2
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Thomas Cogdell
    Categories: People
    Assignments: Quiet Moments