On this very special day, about a dozen women plus a 4 year old (soon to be "big sister") and a 10 month old (with another Mom) gathered for a "Blessing Way" for our neighbor down south who is expecting a baby in 3 weeks. The intention is to surround her with love and support from her sisters, mothers, friends during the coming weeks of birthing and transition.
I am deeply blessed to see and experience shifts in ways of thinking and being for women at sacred times. This surely was not so in my experience 40 years ago. Nor was it in the experience of my Mother. Change is happening and we shall be all the better for it.