As we are nearing Thanksgiving within the next week, I wanted to take a moment here to give thanks for a few things that have been given to me:
~ I am thankful for a rewarding job, despite the challenges. Being a doula is far from easy. Those of you who are searching for doula care for the first time may not yet have a full grasp of what it is I and my doula sisters do, but I pray that our hard work and personal sacrifice will bless your family.
~ I am thankful for compassionate care providers. There is immeasurable value in a gentle, understanding nurse or a doctor/midwife who addresses your concerns without bullying. They DO exist, I promise.
~ I am thankful for all of the connections I get to make with the families that I support. As days and years pass, I may slip from the memories of your birth or postpartum period, but know that I always carry my doula families close to my heart and send my love to you and your precious little ones.
Feel free to add your own thankful comments if I have inspired you to do so. I'd love to hear them!