I have just received my bracelet, and would like to add to the blessings!
Many have said that childbirth is much like a river you must cross alone. All of us have walked to the banks, arm in arm, supporting one another, guiding one another. As we reach the river each of us must cross alone, to be greeted on the other side by each other, other mothers.
That journey through water may be thrilling for some, may be dangerous for others, it may be warm, icy, lazy or torrential. It will be different for each of us. And each of us will emerge from the waters of childbirth a bit stronger, yet needing the support of the mothers who wait more than before.
My wishes for all of you are a safe passage through, that throughout your labors you will know that you are surrounded in love and support from women who have been with you, who will be with you, if only in spirit. My wish for each of you is a healthy, happy birth; a healthy, happy baby; and a healthy, happy motherhood.
I will walk with you, all of you, to the banks of childbirth. And I will be waiting when you emerge, babe in arms, as you will be waiting for me...