Sunday, May 29, 2011
Lots to be grateful for today of course. But I'm thinking in particular of the midwives who I was privileged to have care for me in each of my pregnancies and births. Having a new baby always makes me want to be a better person. New babies really bring out the best in people and with each new baby we have been showered with kindness from friends and neighbors and acquaintances and strangers in such a way that I always feel inspired and hpeful that I will be able to reciprocate in some way in the future.
Because having a baby is so tied up with my career, it particularly makes me want to be a better midwife. Looking back on my four (four!) pregnancies and births, I am so incredibly grateful to the midwives who helped to make each experience for me so empowering and beautiful, and who helped to provide my children with a safe and peaceful entrance into this world.