I cannot believe that 2017 is over. It was such an amazing year. I was honored to work with lots of inspiring families. I took a leap and started this business, hoping that it would be everything I thought it could be. It is so much more.
When I started doing this, I knew that I could help families. I knew that I could help my clients have great birth stories, even if they didn’t happen the way they thought they would. What I didn’t know was just how much my clients would change and bless me. Each time I was at a birth, I was awed that I was able to be part of their story. Each story was special and unique. Each one made me a better woman and a better doula.
Each birth story taught me something new. Whether about birth, life, joy, strength, or pain; I always came away with something. I learned how to completely trust my clients. They know their bodies better than anyone. I learned when to be hands on and when to be still. I learned that it’s ok to cry with your clients, whether in celebration or in sorrow. I learned that there is nothing I love more than being with a family and supporting their journey into parenthood.
I cannot tell you how grateful I am that my clients allowed me into this time of their lives. I am humbled and honored. I will never forget the gifts you have given me. Thank you so much! I look forward to 2018 and all the stories it holds. I look forward to helping more families have wonderful birth stories. Because every birth story matters.