From the moment labor started to the very end I felt such peace. Mixed with overwhelming gratitude for such a beautiful experience, what I prayed and hoped for. What I wanted with the first birth, but didn’t exactly get.
I didn’t want to settle for average or okay. I really wanted something special. Special takes a lot of work though! A lot of research, some phone calls, some conversations with other moms, but mostly faith and prayer. What you dream of isn’t usually handed to you on a plate, it takes some work. Then it takes courage to accept anything that was not in your plans.
I wish for every mother to have the birth she dreams of. I wish for every mother to know that giving birth does not have to be scary, it can be beautiful. I wish every mom knew her options when it comes to birth. Yes, things may not always go as planned, but we can dream – can’t we?