Yet another good morning, my very dear Friends!

I loved spending the last couple weeks watching you devour my Steven’s Husband of the Midwife posts! I just knew you’d enjoy them—they were so funny and fun, so sweet and so touching, and they allowed you to catch a glimpse of the unique person God has hooked me up with! I’m such a blessed woman ♥

This New Year has been full to bursting so far!

I assembled the launch team for my soon-to-be-released book, A Midwife in Amish Country, and the team is blowing my mind! Though I only just got the last of the 54 paper Advance Reader Copies I was given to distribute off in the mail a few days ago, they’re tearing up the PDF version of it! 36 of them already have read it and left lovely reviews on goodreads! The rest of the team is working at it as they’re able amidst a myriad interesting children, careers, and chores. Virtually all of them have provided me with a steady stream of affirmation, and that affirmation has gone a good, long way toward assuaging my fears over putting my book and, really, my life out there for all to see ♥

I also managed to gather up my gumption and share the book with a whole list of folk I admire and appreciate—well-known midwives, well-respected chiropractors and doctors, beloved authors of Amish fiction and women’s inspiration, film producers, activists, and philanthropists—people who’ve had a tremendous effect upon me and the trajectory of my life—and the response has exceeded anything I could have imagined. All of 25 invited me to send copies of the book along to them, the endorsements have begun to roll in, and they’re just totally making me cry! Here’s a list of those who responded:

Stasi Eldredge, NYT best-selling author of Captivating 

Dr Sara Wickham, author, midwifery lecturer and consultant, www.sarawickham.com

Jolina Petersheim, bestselling author of The Midwife

Rahima Baldwin Dancy, author of Special Delivery, childbirth activist, and midwife (retired)

Elizabeth Davis, CPM, Co-Director of National Midwifery Institute, Inc., elizabethdavis.com,
author of Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth and the international bestseller,
Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience

Leslie Gould, #1 best-selling and Christy-award winning author of over twenty books,
including The Amish Midwife, co-authored with Mindy Starns Clark

Cindy Lambert, coauthor of One Light Still Shines

Eleanor Bertin, author of the novel, Lifelines, and Pall of Silence, a memoir

Serena B. Miller, award-winning author of More Than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting, serenabmiller.com

Beth Learn, founder of Fit2b.com

Sara Daigle, author of Women of Purpose and Dare to Love Your Husband Well

I’ve been given the all-clear to begin sharing what these women have written about the book, so I plan to soon do just that ♥

In other news, a midwife I respect very much, Janelle Komorowski, has honored me with a request to be one of the speakers at a conference she’s putting together for the summer—I’ll be sure to tell you more about that through the weeks to come ♥

In, out, and among these exciting goings-on, I’ve spent many nourishing hours with my clients taking measurements and feeling bellies—and, best of all, three glorious new souls have sprung into life before my very eyes—all three from the depths of their powerful mothers and straight into the hands of their awestruck fathers ♥

Oh, what a wonderful life!

Thank you so much for being part of it with me ♥

Click here to pre-order your copy of A Midwife in Amish Country from Barnes and Nobles.

Click here to pre-order your copy of A Midwife in Amish Country from Amazon.

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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