“I really wanted to send you a nice hand written thank you note, but things being as they are I figured I’d better just write an email before the entire idea gets swept away in the tide of a life on the go with a newborn. I really can’t thank you enough for your generosity and help, at a very difficult moment in my family’s life. Many months ago when we were first making the decision to come back to the states Mo was adamant that we could not leave before the baby was born. I agreed that not having Leigh at the birth would be a big disappointment, but when she suggested that I would be able to work with the women I’d spent the previous six months hearing her talk about being amazing and awesome and loving, I knew everything would be okay. Since I first contacted you, you have been incredibly supportive and continued that feeling of assurance all the way through the birth and postpartum care. I see now that your calm and caring demeanor is bringing joy and true humanity to the pregnancies and births of all the women and babies you work with. The gift you are giving the world with Seventh Moon Homebirth is truly a gift that continues to give, as it sets mothers and babies on the path for happiness, wellness and love. So thank you from me, Ella, Ben, Mo, my Dad, and everyone whose lives you have and will continue to touch with the magic of midwifery.” — CF