Lately all of the messages that are coming my way are about how I operate in this world, and the words above are how I really believe life works. It is an hour long video, but the message below it is the gist.
My family in Miami and Atlanta as well as friends, have had their life interrupted by Hurricane Irma. The crazy thing is that my family from Miami evacuated to Atlanta, and then the remnants of Irma caused tornadoes and storms; so my family in Atlanta is now still out of power!
My life is all about interruption, change, and flexibility; and that is how I like it. The challenge is to make sure I am covered when my kids need me, or a woman goes into labor so I can drop everything and go support as a Doula. Tuesday I miscalculated, or in my happy bubble, trusted the universe to work out as it should. I was in between helping my son go to physical therapy, which is the final step in healing after he fell on his elbow, rollerskating the second week of camp. Everything was running late, and I had one more class to teach, I should of thought to cover it earlier, since I also had a client that could go into labor any minute. I love teaching my classes so much, and I have regulars that have been coming for almost 20 years. I had to cancel last minute, because all of my juggling sometimes falls short, and it is a lesson of making sure I am always covered. I reached out to five people that usually help me, but nobody was available. Simultaneously I got a call that the labor has started, and the journey began.
Luckily my husband was home, I spent a good amount of time, but it was just the beginnings of labor, so we all decided to get a good nights sleep. Yesterday my husband was going out of town for the day, I had an open day overall, but had to make sure carpool was taken care of, and somebody would be with my kids after school. I made all my phone calls, and even covered myself for today, just in case the birth took extra time.
Thank God for wonderful friends, I was able to drop everything and experience my first home birth, and got to catch the baby! Then got home, showered, told the kids to go to bed, and ran out to teach two more classes.
I love my life interrupted by life,