I have a vivid memory of Sarah on speaker phone saying, “Debra will deliver the baby, you just need to catch it.” She was talking to my husband. I was about to give birth. My faulty directions meant my husband caught the baby.
Sarah is a midwife who’s been serving women in Rochester for quite some time. She’s attended every one of my births over the last eight years. In the winter, I wanted to reward some remarkable people and Kara nominated Sarah with this lovely essay: click here to read it.
It was an honor to be able to give a little bit back to her. On my way down to Conesus I couldn’t help but recall all my memories of her attending my births – first as a student, and then on the phone as my husband caught Eli. For a few of them, she was pregnant herself.
Sarah, thank you so much for all of the ways you’ve blessed the women of Rochester!
|Sarah had each of the kids hold something that was meaningful to them. Lily was holding a kitten, which she re-captured for the next picture.|
|This is the gate to the garden where Sarah spends “a lot of time.” I bet – it’s huge!!! They also have their own chickens, rabbits, cows, kittens, turkeys and probably other animals I didn’t have a chance to meet.|
|Sarah specifically chose the formal dresses in the woods look, which she loves. I loved it too!|
|A little after session treat…|