For Adelaide

I was telling Mike this morning that birthdays are special for lots of reasons other than the obvious celebrating of a new life being born into this world. Matthew, by virtue of his conception and birth, made me a mother and Mike a father. Mike’s mom, dad, and step-mom became grandparents for the first time, […]

What does giving birth feel like?

Two weeks from today my Baby Girl will be born via a medically necessary cesarean section, just like my son was on December 21, 2007. As such, I’ve been reflecting on my first birthing experience, on what giving birth felt like. Here are my thoughts… For me, giving birth felt surreal. Most of the feelings […]

A Birthday Wish List

A birthday wish list for my precious son, who is one-year-old today: health, happiness, love, and wholeness. I love you, baby boy. Happy first birthday! Cavemama off to nurse her yearling.

“Where did you come from, baby dear?”

“Baby” is a lovely little poem by George Macdonald. I happened upon it while pregnant with my son, whose first birthday is tomorrow. I can barely remember life before my son came into being, before I knew he was growing inside of my womb. I feel he has been with me always, and I love […]