I've waited five months for this story. Five LOOOONG months. If you remember, I gave you a very short glimpse into the tidbits of this birth back in June. Today I am delighted to share my friend's full birth story with you.
I usually include quotes of the links I give in my blog, but this story really speaks for itself. Laureen was instrumental in helping me find the courage to demand the birth we wanted this year (despite what our care providers told us about my previous cesareans). There's power and authority in her every word. She's such a gifted writer across several fields of study. She convicts, ignites, and summons truth hiding in small, dark places. I just knew her own story would be well worth the wait.
I’m a joyful woman who wears many hats, including: wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, cousin, friend, teacher, librarian, and follower of Christ. I’m also an ex-public school teacher turned SAHM turned unschooling mom. Our little midwestern family is tremendously grateful for the liberties we have to home school, homebirth, breastfeed, co-sleep, baby wear, non-circ, delay or not vaccinate, and utilize non-punitive, grace-based discipline. We work hard to keep up with the ins and outs of healthy living. It was painful, but we took the red pill and still continue to find new truths daily. I teach just a few short-courses for the local college each year, read and write book reviews and blog on the side. And if you must know, I have an undergrad in music (BA), a masters in library science (MLS), and a masters in educational technology (MEd).