Friday, March 5, 2010

Just birth

A candle-lit night of struggle, with nothing but grit and determination and loving support.

Just after dawn, as little ones stirred and sat cuddled on laps, a new family member was born in their own family room.

No bells, no whistles, quite ordinary, yet profound and timeless in its simplicity. A testament to the strength of woman.

Welcome to the world baby boy.

16 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

Well that brought a little tear to my eye but also made me wince in sympathy for the brave mother. Glad I'm not doing that again.

Natalie said...

Ahhh... what goodness.

Lesley said...

Well done, you!
Oh, and the mum, of course!
So happy everything went so well.

food said...

Oh nice. brins backs lots of memories! a homie?

Kelly said...

food is me :-)

Laura Jane said...

Yes it was a homebirth, my first formal one as midwife :)

Lisa said...

OMG thats awesome Laura!! Congratulations :)

Such a gorgeous poem too.

mtnchild said...

When everything goes smoothly, aren't miracles a study in simplicity?

Good wishes sent to the family that life may continue to go smoothly! And for you too of course.

~Yvette~

Fairlie said...

Oh wow! That's such a milestone for you as a midwife.

Kelly said...

oh how special. Solo midwife? If so..a major moment!

persiflage said...

How wonderful. Birth is such a miracle, and this one sounds very special, for all the family, and this is such an achievement for you. Congratulations to all.

Kelley said...

So much said in so few words.

Beautiful.

Theresa said...

God bless you. I had 3 babies, all homes births with the same midwife. I love my midwife. What a blessing she was.

InfoMidwife said...

hey congrats..... a proud moment for all...one you will never forget....much love

InfoMidwife said...

the flower has blossmed....

Jennifer said...

Beautiful.