Breathe Easy, You've Found Me ((HUGS))

People will wonder why this blog is needed, why minority midwifery student? It's very simple actually; I was looking for this blog...but I couldn't find it...so I created it. We all have unique experiences, and every experience, every story, can help someone else. I am a black girl from the hood at an ivy league professional school. That, alone, is reason enough to write. Somebody was looking for this blog. Someone wanted proof that what I'm doing can be done - even when you come from where we come from.

To that person especially, WELCOME.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Revelation & Affirmation

When a woman is in transition...the hardest part of labor...you can not ask her about what will happen tomorrow or the next day, or even five minutes from where she is right then. She can not hear you. She can not think of anything other than what is happening for her right then, in that moment, with that breath. When we are with laboring women, we recognize and remember this. We do not ask her to make important decisions, because there is a great possibility that her ability to do so is altered. We are patient, and forgiving, and encouraging, even when she swears (and truly believes) she can not do it.

I am taking this moment to fully acknowledge that I am in transition. I am putting it down on paper that I am in no condition to make major decisions, and therefore am giving myself the next 4 weeks to suspend such responsibility. I am making the commitment to be kind, patient, forgiving and encouraging to myself.

Where I am does not define who I am.
I am me, regardless of who I could be, should be, am wanted to be, or am thought to be.
I am loved, if by nobody but my mama and me.
And that is enough.

1 comment:

Navelgazing Midwife said...

Beautiful.

Now assimilate this post.