In a million years I could never have imagined the joy that this job would bring me. I feel like I am part of the most intimate moment in a family's life. The moment a new person joins that family. I am so thrilled to be a part of the birth of a new soul into this world, and to be able to mother the mother of this new soul. I have found that, more important than any of the pregnancy information I provide and more important than the support during labor, is the support before and after. The holistic approach to care that says..."I care about more than just your pregnancy...I care about you!" has really appealed to me.
As a person, I am a caregiver, and I have had this amazing desire to mother everyone my whole life. This new undertaking as a doula has really given me a chance to use that desire and combine it with skills that are so important to pregnant women and young girls. I have truly found my calling and I have no doubt in my mind that this is the Lord's will for my life.