Labor Repose

Labor Repose
LaborPayne during her 6th homebirth (9th baby) at age 44

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


My days have been filled with much activity. I'm taking three classes to complete my masters in May. I'm planning my return trip to Haiti, along with two national conferences to attend this year. I'm planning a nine day pilgrimage in Mexico next January. I have two speaking engagements to prepare for. I have been invited to sit on two more boards. I'm applying to a midwifery program to start next January(and praying it won't conflict too badly with the pilgrimage). I'm visioning my urban birth center. I'm just back from a romantic weekend getaway with my husband. I'm searching for a Parent's Day Out program for my 4 year old. I'm managing the schedules of 4 busy teenagers. I'm underwriting the college education of a nephew in whom I see potential. I'm reading Robers Rules of Order to be a more effective chairperson of whatever committee I happen to be chairing. I'm preparing for the next class I have to teach. I'm learning Spanish- and French Kreyol (Creole). I'm enjoying the dozen red roses that are sitting on my table. I'm contemplating a future of advocacy work, policy setting, clinical service, and teaching, and learning. I recently sat at the feet of my guru, Sr. Morningstar, to acknowledge my fears, failures, and successes, and purposed not to allow them to hinder the work ahead. I vow to be open to my own life... and to make more time for blogging.

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