Typically announcements are made when something practical or tangible has already happened, like “we bought a house” or “our baby has been born” or “i just got a new job” or “we’re engaged!” This doesn’t fall into the practical/tangible category.
And yet, it feels like something worth announcing. Or maybe it’s more like declaring a college major, or setting an intention.
In any case, here it is:
I intend to become a midwife.
If you want to read some long and soul-searching details about how thing have gotten to this point, please read on.
For those who want cliffs notes, here are they are: I’ve been a birth junkie for years, and finally God brought it to the forefront and asked me to own the desire in my heart that I’d been trying to deny. My family and I are trying to sort out the timing and details of what pursuing this will look like. It will involve, I hope, a combination of apprenticeship and self-paced distance education. I haven’t taken a single practical step yet, nor made a single commitment, but I’ve explored options and hope to start SOMETHING within the next year. 🙂
Now, the long version (for those with interest and time to read)….