Happy Birthday – Smoothie Baby!


One year ago today, my life was blessed with the addition of a beautiful little granddaughter.

I was at work when I got the call – “Mom, please come, now!” I took my essential oils and quickly arrived at my daughter’s home. She was sitting in the bathroom, face full of pain and some fear, and her lovely long hair disheveled. I began to braid her hair so she would not feel so hot and uncomfortable. The tub was also filled with hot/warm water. “Why does it have to hurt SO much?!”

At this point, I moved her into the tub of water. She was amazed. It felt SO good to have the water assist in soothing away her pain. As she rested in the tub, we called the midwives and let them know that they would soon have an arrival at The Pathway to Wellness Healing Center and Birth Suite. They prepared their tub while we made sure Naomi was ready to go. Getting out of the tub was Not desirable, but we needed to get her to the midwives, so out she got. We made it!

We were welcomed to the center with open, capable arms. Vicki and Camille attended Naomi, and everything went relatively smoothly. In the end, Naomi & Pierce had a beautiful, perfect little girl.

Today, I am grateful for so many things. Belle’s laugh is indescribable, and the way she snuggles into my shoulder when I come home from work is priceless. The way she drinks a smoothie full of green tender sprouts and spinach from the garden, and then signs for more. The smile of adoration she shows her mother when she returns from school is another highlight in my day. There’s nothing more stunningly lovely than a young mother sweetly hugging her adoring baby.

To Vicki and Camille346, I cannot thank you enough for your tender, thoughtful care this year as Naomi brought Belle in for her check-ups, etc. You answered her questions when the baby was ill, and helped her gain confidence in her first-time mothering. Thank you for mentoring my sweet daughter, and watching over my grandchild. Your assistance has been priceless.

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