On this day in 2012. I was invited into the home of someone i had never met, into the sacred, to sit quietly and chart, to scrub out a tub, and so began my journey as a midwife's apprentice.
This journey that I've been on this past year has brought a lot of new little ones, most I only see for a short time, some I don't ever hold, some I catch, and some I have had the privilege to watch grow on Facebook, all of them have changed me...
Each day in the office, each kick and flutter. Every strong mama that has walked through the door has taught me to be patient, to listen.
The midnight wake up calls, the slippery drives, the hurry, have taught me to make choices.
The stillness, the sirens, the calls, the quick, have taught me to be organized, respond, and trust.
The primal scream, the newborn cry, the laughter have taught me joy.
The bathroom, the bedroom, the kitchen, the couch, have taught me flexibility.
The colleagues, the doulas, the students, the midwives have taught me the lingo, shown me the way and given me a sisterhood.
This journey is a gift that Words can only brush the surface to describe.
I am grateful.