you would have told me when I was younger I would be mothering mothers I would
have laughed in your face, then flipped you off, then cried my eyes out…. Not
because I was mean but because I was a very hurt young lady.
My mother was addicted to heroin, due to some pretty horrendous things
that happened to her when she was young.
So as a result she wasn’t very dependable and when I turned ten I went to
live with my dad and for the remainder of my childhood I had very limited
contact with her if any at all. Of course not having a mother was difficult for
the obvious reasons, but I don’t think I ever realized exactly how much I missed
out on by not having a mom until I started working as a doula.
It was then that I realized how much nurturing care women need during
pregnancy and labor. As I was
giving this love to them I would realize how it was something I myself never
even got to experience. But despite what you might be thinking, it wasn’t hard
or hurtful for me to realize these things. Jesus has made it possible for me to
live free. I WAS a hurt girl who WAS very angry that she had been abandoned, I
WAS the child who had a lump in her thought at the mention of the word mother,
and I WAS the little girl who had to learn to take care of herself. WAS! When I
became born again, Jesus healed me of all those past hurts. He took away the
feeling of abandonment, sure sometimes I still feel a little sad that I didn’t
have a mom, who wouldn’t? But I am
amazed at what He has done in me as a person and just how free He has made me! I
am able to care for women and mother the mothers, give them advice and nurture
them. Help these moms achieve what they believe about birth and watch as they
hold and love their new child.
There is so much healing in watching a new mom love on her new baby!
Knowing I was a key component to making that moment special, blesses me beyond
measure. I have undeniably become
something that was the most unlikely thing for me to be, a
Jenny is a dedicated christian wife and mother. That is now pursuing her passion for everything birth!
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