Monday, November 12, 2007
This past weekend, with great trepidation, I took the first step toward becoming a doula. I attended a 16-hour workshop in Kissimmee, with my "bosom" friend. I loved every minute of it. I love babies, and birth, and the amazing strong women who give themselves over to it. Doula comes from a Greek word which means servant. A doula serves a woman at one of the most intimate times of their lives. I am going to be able to have that privilege!!! I love the energy at births. I love watching not just a baby being born but a family. I have a long road ahead of me,many steps left in the certification process. I have my own self-doubts to wrestle to the ground. I have to figure out what I am going to do with six kiddos, while I run off to serve these ladies! I want this bad, though. Really bad and I know this is my calling. Really and truly, I enter a certain groove. A comfortable spot of knowing who I am and what I can do. I will keep you guys updated on my progress. I have quite a bit of reading to do. I am glad the weather has turned. There is a lot of coffee in my future.