Sometimes I think: Why am I doing this? Sometimes people ask: Do you love It?

I love midwifery and my relationship with it is a uniquely, heart wrenching, consuming one.

It is full. It is passion and joy. It is constant hard work and continuous commitment. It is messy; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It is lonely. It is repetitive. It is total surrender to my intuitive self. It is skillfully choosing to do nothing, say nothing. It is soaking in the silence. It is unbridled trust. It is giving all of myself, all my love unconditionally always.

Because that is the only way.

Michelle Cerami