Answered Prayers

The kids and I awoke this morning and visited with a wonderful non-profit that does work in India and its surrounding countries. My ex husband and I used to work here when we were first married.

It has been an emotional re-entry for me. The last time I was here I was newly married, idealistic, passionate and desperate to be purposeful in my vision. One of the last things I remember doing here was standing in a circle, holding hands with the people I worked with… on an open plot of land for a ground breaking and prayer ceremony for the building they longed to see built to house and expansion of their work.

And here we were, standing in the very building we had prayed for. Amazing.

The day was filled with love, prayer, encouragement and support for my family. Many moments brought tears to my eyes as I was reminded of my hope, my purpose, my faith and how much I have grown through the trials I have encountered these past years.

This evening we were joined by a couple that were clients in Los Angeles who have moved to Dallas. It was so nice to see their three children and the littlest one I prayed for while still in her mama’s belly. And it was wonderful to connect that family with the wonderful families that I knew some 16 years ago.

The constant prayer being uttered by everyone for me along this journey is for peace and joy. And the client who showed up today has a Hindi name that means Peace and Joy. We concluded the night by listening to a Hindi worship song about peace and joy.

I sincerely hope so. I’d really love to a have a few “boring” years. I’m ready.

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Katie McCall was born at Pomona Valley Hospital in Southern California by scheduled c-section as a frank breech due to the current medical system insistence that breeches should always be delivered that way. Katie's father's family was filled with teachers, her mother's family was filled with healers. It is no surprise then, that she went on to have her own two children and spend her adult life involved in a combination of teaching and healing through midwifery, childbirth education, doula work and serving families in Southern California. Katie attended USC for her general education and then went on to study with the American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth to become a certified childbirth educator. Shortly thereafter, she certified as a birth doula (labor assistant) with the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators. Katie was also mentored through a pregnancy and birth support business called The Birth Connection in Glendale, CA, which Katie later purchased and expanded to include a 1500 square foot education facility, retail store and birthing center. She enrolled in midwifery school and apprenticed with the midwives who ran the birth center as well as with midwives who attended homebirths. She sold her business to pursue her midwifery education full time in 2006 and passed her midwifery (NARM) exam to become a Certified Professional Midwife in 2008. She went on to gain her Midwifery License from the State of CA Medical Board in 2010. Katie has received supplementary education in lactation to become a lactation educator, vaginal birth after cesarean support, support of sexual abuse survivors, aromatherapy and is neonatal and CPR certified. She assisted over 500 couples through childbirth education and attended over 550 births as of 2011. As a Southern California native, she has a wide range of experience, serving mothers from diverse backgrounds. She believes her job is one of empowering women to develop their own trust and connection with their bodies and their babies during their own unique journey into motherhood. If she has learned anything through her experience with birth, it is that every birth is as different as the women who are laboring. On August 17th, 2011 Katharine “Katie” McCall, a licensed midwife, was convicted of practicing medicine with out a license for a 2007 birth she assisted as a student. The charge arose from a home birth where Katie's supervising midwife could not arrive because she was at another birth. Instead of leaving the family to birth unassisted, Katie stayed. She recommended that the family transfer to the hospital and the family refused. They were aware that she was only a student midwife and that she was unable to secure an overseeing mid
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One Response to Answered Prayers

  1. Maat922 says:

    YYYYAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!

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