I love my job because every day I get to help women through one of the greatest journeys I have ever been on. Natural Child birth is not an easy task- it is not sensible to many in today's world of epidurals, painless birth, and scheduled birthdays.
However, it is hands down the most incredible, spiritual journey I have ever personally been on. The communion that occurs between you and the Lord are sweet moments that are worth every second of pain.
The feeling of incredible accomplishment, the awe of what your body is naturally capable of. The incredible truth of how strong women really are- Its amazing.
Labor is work. It is hard. But it only lasts for a season.
Then the joy floods in.
The instant love- instant connection.
An exit from one existence, an entrance into another.
A family growing larger- a baby so desired, so cherished.
A boy to round things out.
A son for this proud father
A family of three becomes four.
The sheer joy of a big sister realizing this is HER baby brother.
A friend for life.The two births that have been my favorite are those of my dearest friend. First with her sweet girl clara. And yesterday before the sun was up I had the blessing walk with Emily on her journey to meet her son. This woman is strong, she is powerful, and she is an incredible mama.
Welcome Elias James. You are so very loved.