Everything Beautiful

So, after months of anticipation, nine weeks with my children and new grandbaby happened and have come to a close. I drove everyone to the airport yesterday morning, then surprised myself by crying brokenheartedly all the way home, and nearly all the rest of the day. But, with a little help from Steven (thank you, Steven), I reminded myself that those amazing weeks happened because of all the amazing gifts God has stuffed into the amazing life He’s given me to live, and I managed to smile through my tears. I’ll never be the same for having attended the birth of sweet Evangeline, nor for the time I was able to spend with her and her mother and dad through the weeks following her birth, and I’m glad for that. Every moment I spent caring for her and snuggling with her and gazing into her serious blue eyes, I’ll treasure through the rest of my life. And so many wonderful things happened besides! My son finished his time with the Army and proposed to his glorious Megan, and the whole crew followed me back to Colorado for days upon days of wonderful times spent laughing and talking, playing and exploring, reminiscing and planning for further wonderful times! I cried and cried yesterday, but I managed to smile through my tears, and I feel so much better today. Everyone’s safely home, the house is clean, the laundry and dishes are washed and put away, and I’m ready to hop back into the life I’ve crafted and come to love here in Colorado. There’s so much to be thankful for, so much to do, and so much yet to look forward to! Oh, God! Oh, God, thanks

Photos taken by Kim Woodard Osterholzer

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Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife and Author

Books by Kim:

Homebirth: Safe & Sacred

Homebirth: Commonly Asked Questions

A Midwife in Amish Country: Celebrating God’s Gift of Life

Nourish + Thrive: Happy, Healthy Childbearing

One Little Life at a Time: Recommendations + Record Keeping for Aspiring Homebirth Midwives

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