Homebirth of Samuel Jesse Hess

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, was the day chosen for little Samuel Jesse Hess, to enter the world.

I felt truly honoured and privileged to have been part of something so big – my small  mind could hardly comprehend something so great.

It was beautiful to witness your courage and strength, Deanna – your pain and joy. You were so calm and serene – God heard your prayers and held you in the palm of His hand.

When Samuel cried his ‘first cry’, I saw contentment wash over both you and Cheslyn.  I take off my hat to you Cheslyn;  you took everything in your stride –  Deanna, Cheslyn sat by you, watched you, touched you, massaged you….  waiting. The bond between you was felt.

Thank you Deanna and Cheslyn, I will never be the same again, my life was touched deeply and profoundly !

Special mention must be made to Sandy Standish, the most amazing woman, who made everything run so smoothly – well done on being such an incredible midwife!

Psalm 139: 13-14

For you created my inmost being;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

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