December 15, 2007

Uh, What A Week...

I type here in a foggy gaze- just waking from the first nap in a very long time. It was only about an hour but felt like an eternity. One of those naps. This week, wow, it almost did me in. But this week- wow- it really made me stronger.

Early in the week I had close friends much too close to the tragedies in Colorado. I was invited to be a part of the welcoming into the world of Capri Pearl, her birth was amazing and I am honored to bear witness. New life. Then my best friend lost her father. A life gone.

That's about all I can write or want to write about any of it right now. There's plenty more power in the unspoken.

I know that I'll look back eventually and will see a perspective I might have missed, a connection to the heaviness and spirit of this time. I probably should feel spent. Exhausted from the events of the week, but instead I feel renewed. Tired, but renewed. Now the snow is falling and it seems like even the outside is starting fresh. Everything is going to be ok.


  1. loved reading about capri's birth. such an amazing thing being a doula hey? i miss it. and as a staff member of ywam for the last 8 years it really hit close to home for me too. hope your friends are ok. we are all praying for their tragic loss. thanks for sharing your life.

  2. I was JUST TODAY thinking about you and wondering what was going on because you hadn't posted in a while. I'm so sorry it's been a heavy week, but so glad to hear you're pulling through it. ((hug))

  3. Just something to work through....

    Love you.


  4. Fresh is good.
    Thinking of you.

  5. Some times in our lives are harder - heavier, more emotionally draining - than others. I hope that you're feeling more like yourself soon.

  6. Such a roller coaster. I'm glad to have you to go through it all with.

  7. Your friend's birth was amazing. Beautiful baby. I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Take some time to really drink in the renewal, perhaps basking in that lovely freshly fallen snow? I'm jealous! I want snow!

  8. What a week, each one of those people is really lucky to have you to go through it with.

  9. I do love your positive attitude on life. Even though things have been hard you know everything is going to be okay.

    Enjoy the snow.


  10. I hope this week is more restful and you find the time to decompress and simply enjoy your family.

    I have never been present for a birth (other than my own!) but I'm sure it was an intense and moving experience. How fortunate you are to have witnessed such an incredible miracle! :-) Welcome to the world, Baby Capri.

  11. Wow, just catching up on some blogs. What a horrible week for you. I am so sorry for the loss. But, congrats on being a doula. HOW EXCITING!


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