Hope and Upliftment

While we were in the labor and delivery waiting room of St. Luke’s hospital in early October, waiting for the arrival of our granddaughter, we walked the halls and admired the incredible work of professional photographer, Brianna Chaves of BC Photography.

And while we were in the main newborn waiting room, we learned that there is another waiting room—the neonatal intensive care waiting room for families whose loved one has given or is giving birth to a significantly premature baby. 

The cool thing about the hallway leading to that special waiting room is that it’s lined with photographs of current-day children—ranging in age from five to twelve—who are holding pictures of themselves as premies. The purpose is to provide upliftment and give hope to those in the special area.

The thoughtfulness of each photo made me cry—happy tears. 

When was the last time you cried tears of joy?

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Bursting with Joy

Our first grandchild arrived last week, and our hearts are bursting with joy! This photograph is of our son holding his newborn daughter, Luna Bleue. 

Watching my child fall in love with his child… priceless. 

As a holistic health practitioner and doula, I’ve had the privilege of attending many births. It doesn’t matter how many times, or in what capacity I get to be part of the birth process, it never ceases to amaze me. 

When was the last time you fell in love?

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A New Mother’s Loving Gaze

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.”
               — Chinese Proverb

One of the many privileges I have as a Holistic Health Practitioner is working with mothers-to-be during the 9-month gestation window.

Last week one of my clients gave birth. Her mother—the new grandmother—took one of the most poignant photographs I’ve ever seen; with her permission, I’m sharing it with you here.

This shot captures the very first time the new mother got to hold her daughter. The words that accompanied this photograph were:

Watching my child fall in love with her child…priceless.” 

I don’t care how many times, or in what capacity, I get to be part of the birth process, it never ceases to amaze me.

When was the last time you were amazed?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               — Laurie Buchanan

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