You guys….to be able to witness a birth is simply breathtaking. The strength that women have to be able to bring a child into this world is remarkable. My beautiful friend, Henley, gave birth yesterday on New Year’s Eve and she was absolutely amazing. Her husband, Nic, and her mom were by her side every step of the way, holding her hand, holding her feet, and encouraging her throughout her labor. To say I’m proud of her for having a natural birth is an understatement…I’m not sure I could have been as brave as she was, she was so dedicated and never gave up (even when the pain was almost unbearable). And finally, after all of her pain, came the joy, and the overwhelming sense of love as her baby boy, Phoenix was laid on her chest….welcome sweet baby boy, your mommy and daddy love you.