Saturday, March 23, 2013


One of the things that I've learned as I've gotten older is to really appreciate what people do and what they're passionate about.  It's truly a blessing to be able to do what you're called and designed to do and to be able to make a living out of that is a double blessing!  Another thing that I've learned is that even though you like it, it's definitely not easy; in fact, nothing is easy especially if you want to be successful at it.  When my wife first got pregnant, I got to learn a profession that I've never heard of… midwives.  So, when my wife told me that wants a midwife, I had no clue what she was referring to.  Then after we had our first child, I was so awed by their knowledge and all the guidance and coaching that they provide pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and especially during labor and delivery.  Well, I say all that because this blog is about Deena, the midwife that delivered my son on New Year's Day.  She was 35 weeks pregnant, still working, and gave the best service to my wife and I.  Now if you're not passionate, you couldn't do something like that in such an excellent way when you're 35 weeks pregnant yourself!  My wife cannot stop telling people of how amazing she was.  She keeps talking about how Deena was so confident in her, herself and the situation.  That she was so calm and patient.  She's one of those people whom you can't imagine getting angry.  My wife was very scared to get a c-section because the Dr's kept saying that the baby was so big, but Deena said, "no, you're going to have this baby by 4pm".  Guess what?  He was born exactly at 4pm!  Some people may see baby delivery as just an everyday thing because you just hear about it, but when you go through it yourself, it's literally a miracle, and these professionals seriously know what they're doing.  You may see Deena as a midwife, but for me and my wife, we see her as a hero who delivered our son.  My wife sees her as someone who saved her life!  :)  (She really thought she was dying… yes, natural birth…. yes, no epidural… yes, she's crazy).  Anyways, when we received her inquiry wanting to do photos with us, we were so stoked and honored!  As mentioned above, she was 35 weeks pregnant, so a few weeks after us, she herself had a baby boy as well.  I got to meet her older daughter and her husband too, and they're one of those families that people look at and say, "Wow, I want that in my life!"  As you'll see, they're simply just "oh so sweet".  Paul and Deena, congrats on an absolutely beautiful family!  You guys are making a difference because you made a difference in us.  :)  Thank you for everything… Enjoy the pics for all the days to come! 

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