My children are both miracles. My daughter Emily birthed a new me. She has tested and tried and pulled me in new directions. I love her.
Zachary had a knot in his umbilical cord. He survives, he thrives. I love him.
Today I am celebrating being a mother as it is the eve of my son's 5th birthday. His sister will be 9 soon. They grow and amaze me. I welcomed them into the world the way that I mother them...with love and with their input and with give and with take. I wish all women had the faith in and the transformation by natural, unadulterated birth. Happy BIRTHday to us all.