As my fellow book-collaborator, Felice, often quotes, “Everything is gestation and then birthing” (Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet). Our book, The Gift of Giving Life, has been gestating for over two years. First, just the seeds of an idea were planted in many of our minds, then one took action, and the right people came together with the skills and passion to bring the project forward. I echo these words, posted by Felice:
The book has surpassed our greatest expectations. We are so grateful to all the women who sent us their stories and who have helped contribute to the book in many different ways. We are also grateful to all the men than have contributed and supported. This projects has been inspired and blessed at every turn and we look forward to getting into the hands of LDS women, birth attendants, care providers, and birth junkies of all faiths everywhere who are interested and invested in the sacred nature of birth.
The estimated due date for the birth of this beautiful book is November 1! We can’t wait to share it with all of you. Visit the book’s blog to find out how you can enter to win a free copy.