I have gotten this A LOT lately. “Where have you been? You are not answering my calls or texts!”
Off and on since last October I have been working at a busy rural birth center in Wisconsin. I have absolutely NO cell reception up here where I am at! Who would have guessed that there would be a 100 mile circle right here where AT&T does not cover?!
SO….If you have been trying to get a hold of me please understand that I am not just ignoring you! I am simply not getting any calls or texts at all! I am checking my voice mail a couple times a week from the land line here so you can leave a voice mail or simply email me! Of course my ‘contact me’ page works well too!
What am I doing up here so far away from my awesome family? Chasing this crazy dream of becoming a Certified Professional Midwife! I am utterly blessed with a totally wonderful family who takes care of everything while I am away. My beautiful daughter who steps into my role while I am away is leaving us this year to start her own home. I will be done just in time for her to launch. It is a great year! We are planning for a beautiful union the end of May!
I started out up here last fall working with an amazing team and it worked so well (they seem to really like me) they asked me to return this year and so I committed to stick with them for several months. Since Jan 25th I have been here mainly and only going home to see my family for about 3 days every other week. I will be home the full month of April then will be back here for most of May and June. Being apart from my family has been the most difficult thing as they are truly my heart and soul! However, my desire and calling to fill the role of midwife is so strong that I know this is what I need to do to move forward in life.
I am sad this has reduced my opportunities to serve families as their doula but it is opening doors for me to do so much more. Come July I will be home full time again and should not be doing any more of these extended trips.
I have formed friendships with these amazing women that will never be broken and I am so thankful for that!
I greatly appreciate all the wonderful families who have been so supportive of me and this crazy journey. I look forward to sharing some great news soon so check back later this spring.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!