If nothing occurs earlier, something so exciting will be happening a week from today.
My sister will be meeting her baby boy. Her miracle baby.
I'm a big fan of choice.
I chose to have three of my babies in the hospital. I chose to have the fourth at home. I am grateful to have had the ability, the health and the choice to do so in each instance.
My choices are not the same as your choices maybe.
For various reasons my sister is likely to have her baby via Cesarean Section. It may not be her first choice, but it looks to be the best one for her own health and that of her baby.
I am grateful that the choice exists for her. Even though some decisions may be out of her hands, she has time to prepare for it all as best she can. I am thankful for the care she has received so far, and for that they both will receive once my nephew is born. SO thankful.
Sometimes well meaning people will make suggestions based on their own ideas and value systems. The problem with that can be the unspoken implications... the undercurrent of trying to change someone's mind to suit your own agenda.
Imagine if instead of seeing issues through the haze of our own opinion, we could simply support other women even if their choices were in complete opposition to our own. Just imagine...
This Thursday I am thankful for the choices I have made. I am thankful for the choices my sister has made. I am thankful that above all, my nephew and sister will be cared for no matter what happens.
I am thankful to live in a country where such choices exist.