13 Jan '17, 9pm

2016 and the Risk of Birth

My son entered the world to the sound of laughter. February, 2016. When you’ve been married for thirteen years, you know exactly what kind of humor your partner will appreciate when she’s actively pushing a baby out of her body, and Dan, sensing it would make me feel confident and safe, had the entire delivery room in stitches that night. I don’t remember much of what he said, but I remember my OB laughed so hard I worried she’d drop the scissors as she passed them to Dan to cut the cord, and I remember being the happiest I’ve ever been when that little boy’s body was placed on my chest, all startled and slimy and mine. A few days after my son’s birth, Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary. They said he’d never win the nomination, so I didn’t worry too much. Our lives were utterly consumed with swaddling, nursing, burping, and maintaining the journal we meticulously u...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/risk-of-birth-2016

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