Earlier this year I spent four months filming a documentary as a @NatGeo Explorer telling the story of 19 year-old Annie Muchemwa as she gave birth to, and raised, her first child. #AnnieNatGeo lives in a compound in Lusaka, Zambia, and when I first met her, about a month before she delivered, she was sad and scared about the direction of her life. . “When I found out I was pregnant I was really upset,” Annie said. “The pregnancy was not planned. This has come too soon. I am not ready to be a mother.” . Even though Annie was not ready for this life changing event, the way she dedicated herself to learning how to be the best mother she could be to her baby boy Cletus, was breathtaking. That’s why I love this photo above so much. . This photo was taken at the local clinic when Annie brought Cletus for his 6 week checkup. He was vaccinated, weighed, and examined by the nurses who gave Annie the good news that Cletus was a perfectly healthy boy. The smile in this photo is when Annie heard that news. . Having sat by her side in her moments of fear and sadness, witnessing this smile was a really special moment. To me it was a smile that encapsulated her story of dedication, resilience, and love in the face of incredible obstacles.