In honor of International Women's Day being yesterday, I'm sharing some incredible words from Kaitlyn Flores. When I read her Facebook post, I was so deeply moved, I immediately messaged her asking if I could share her post on my blog. She beautifully articulates a part of my heart that I haven't known how to express for years.
I am SO EXCITED to share with you Olive's birth story! Olive's sweet mom and dad, Emily and Bryant, went to college with my husband. They carry so much joy and it's evident all through out this story. I love her vulnerability, her courage, and her strength that led her to surrendering her fears at the feet of Jesus. I love the ways Bryant supported Emily physically and even more so, spiritually, through their journey. This story of a birth center birth is beautiful and I can't wait for you to read it.
THIS IS THE LAST PART IN MY THREE PART SERIES ABOUT BECOMING A MOTHER. TO BE HONEST, THIS HAS BEEN THE HARDEST ONE FOR ME TO WRITE.
IN THIS THREE PART SERIES, I’M OPENING UP THE DOOR TO MY HEART AND SHARING THE STORY OF MY JOURNEY INTO MOTHERHOOD. IN PART ONE, I SHARED ABOUT MY STRUGGLES WHEN I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT AND HOW I DECIDED TO PLAN FOR A NATURAL BIRTH. IN THIS SECOND PART, I’LL BE SHARING ABOUT THE BIRTH OF OUR LITTLE MAN.
WHAT BETTER WAY TO KICK OFF A BLOG THAN TO GET EXTREMELY VULNERABLE AND SHARE MY OWN PERSONAL STORY? IN THIS 3-PART SERIES, YOU'LL LEARN ALL ABOUT MY JOURNEY INTO MOTHERHOOD, MY BIRTH STORY, AND MY POSTPARTUM ADVENTURE. MY HOPE IS THAT YOU CAN FIND SOLIDARITY THROUGH MY STORY AND GET A GLIMPSE INTO WHO I AM AND WHY I DO WHAT I DO.