Week 17 – Birthing Courage



This week I am a brand new AUNT. My kids have been the only grand kids in both my family and my husbands family until this past Thursday at 5am when my new nephew was born! How awesome to be around a new born again! I am in LOVE!

And just as luck would have, my virtue in the Franklin Makeover this week was Courage. I sure had a lot to draw upon. Birthing takes lots of courage. From the student midwife to deliver the baby, to the first time mummy trusting herself she can rock her labour naturally, to the baby entering this huge new world and all the discovery and growth that starts with just opening his eyes.

New mummy said that during her birth she did not care about her outside surroundings. She just concentrated on her mission and went deep within herself to get the strength to do so even into the wee hours of the morning.

And she is so right!

I remember the births of my children and the intense concentration and mental strength that was needed to bring them into this world. There was no fear. I trusted that I could do this. The strength came from all the knowledge I had acquired throughout my pregnancy and I put it into practice.

This is a true Hero’s Journey!


For why should the miracle which produced me end with my birth? Why can I not extend that miracle to my deeds of today? – Og Mandino


When birth occurs a new life begins! Discover a new day by seeing the world with new eyes. That’s the  Franklin Makeover!!



  1. What a wonderful and wonderous post. thank you for sharing your experience.

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  2. Congratulations on your new nephew and yes all those memories come back as to the courage we have to deliver our babies.

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  3. Yes! Congratulations Catherine!! You reminded me that I felt that same way when delivering my son! I was oblivious to the whole world around me!
    Enjoy your new miracle!!

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    • Thank you! He is so cute! Totally edible little fellow and sweet as honey! ❤


  4. Trish



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