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Finding Your Purpose Where You’d Least Expect It

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Growing up, I always wanted to be a Labor and Delivery nurse. Well, when I was about ten I wanted to be a marine biologist, but that’s because I thought I’d get to swim with dolphins everyday. Once I realized that wasn’t typically part of the job description, I switched to becoming an L & D nurse.

After that, I never wavered.

I remember when I was 16 years old, we visited a family friend in the hospital. As we walked past a sign reading “Labor and Delivery,” I turned to my mom and with 100% certainty said, “I’m going to work there someday.”

Seven years, a high school diploma, bachelor’s degree, and nursing license later, I accepted a job on that very unit and stayed for 11 years. I absolutely loved it! It fit me well.

Helping women become mothers was what I knew I was made to do.

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2011 with my nephew, Gideon

Then, something happened. I started having my own babies and something inside me shifted. I desperately wanted to stay home with them. It took me by surprise and I wrestled with the pull because becoming a stay at home mom was never part of my plan.

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