On October 17, 1980 I had the most amazing home birth. Just Bruce and the kids (Sean, 13, Deidra, 4, and Dustin, 2) along with my friend Andy, who came as my coach. Having now had three hospital births, I can honestly say this was the most enjoyable. Yes, I said “enjoyable.” There was no rush to pack last minute items, frantic call to the doctor, uncomfortable ride to the hospital or birth center, and most of all no unfamiliar faces, unnecessary requirements, or rules to follow.
Dim lights, warm tea and pleasant talk was the environment for my labor. As Deidra and Dustin fed me ice chips and soft music played in the background, I very comfortably and easily gave birth to the most amazing little new daughter, Mariah. Everything about her was perfect!
She has continued to amaze me through the years and I delight in her experiences, her choices and her compassion but she will forever be our “Drama Queen.”
So cute when you were little,
and so beautiful now!
WE LOVE YOU, MARIAH!!
Hope your birthday is full of marvelous surprises.