I'm messaging my partners and asking them who is available as a backup. We try our best to keep from using backup, but it happens, and I am so blessed to have these amazing women supporting me. Within seconds I start hearing the chimes of incoming messages, saying I can be at the induction, I can moderate the mom lunch, I can teach the childbirth class etc... Thank God for our practice!
A weight is lifted off my shoulders and I know I can relax and breathe.
I am sitting here thinking about my wonderful, crazy, unpredictable life. I can never make definitive plans or have a few cocktails. I can never skip town for the heck of it or forget my cell phone, or go to sleep with the ringer off. I have missed birthday parties, basketball and baseball games, dinner dates and teacher meetings. I have missed countless hours, lets just call it days, worth of sleep. When I am invited anywhere my answer is usually, I will be there if I'm not at a birth or recovering from one. I think about how lucky I am to have a supportive family and kids who understand the miracle of birth and that babies come when they are done "cooking". I am blessed to have friends who stay my friends even though I stand them up time and time again.
I love that I live on "baby time", its a fly by the seat of your pants kind of life but its miraculous and rewarding beyond words. To realize that I am playing a very small role in the love story and legacy in someones life is worth every minute....the clock just tells us it's a moment in time, after all.
So tonight while I am trying to figure out how to make it all work, and how to time it all right I have to laugh and remind myself that my time card is stamped by God and the oh so perfect timing of the babies waiting to make their way earth side.... I am honored to work on their time.