A few days away

Thinking about my pregnant mammas. I am about to go away for a few days. I am going on a trip with my youngest son, Daniel. It will be fun and I am looking forward to it. I am also anticipating the release of pressure that comes from not being on call for a bit. But I am sad that the babies who are due will not wait for me. I really do love my clients, all of them. But it's an odd sort of love. We have a close and special but professional relationship, then the story of this particular pregnancy and birth and postpartum is over. We are done.
The mammas chose me to be there for them during their pregnancies and births. I am honored that they chose me and happy. But I know and they know, that the power and the magic is independent of me. A confident woman, supported by any midwife, will give birth.
I know that for me, my Daniel must come first and for them, their births will happen the way they happen, Dinah or no Dinah.
Goodbye for a bit, moms and babies, back soon.