My Other Place~

As many of you already know–Gracious Rain is not the only place that I hang out. No, there is another spot that is quite close to my heart and it’s called…

HypnoBirthing. I’ve actually been teaching HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education classes since 2001 and have taught about a zillion couples–I’ll have to actually count someday– the techniques to help them have an easier, more comfortable birthing experience. It’s a lovely thing.

Well, today is a big day for me and my little website because, thanks to my amazing daughter April, we not only have a new look, but the HypnoBirthing page got an entire makeover! (~Insert joyful squeal of delight~)

So, just because it’s new and beautiful and amazing–and because I’m thrilled out of my mind–would you do me a little favor?

Would you pop on over there for a minute and leave a little comment somewhere–you know, as kind of a “welcome to the 21st century” sort of gesture? I mean, it’s kind of like cracking the side of my new website with a fake bottle of champagne or something. We couldn’t actually figure out how to do that in the cyber world, but your comments will be more fun anyway.

Thanks, thanks my friends. Let me know what you think!

:} In fact, I’ll send a pretty little HB sweatshirt to one lucky soul–chosen at random–from the comments. We’ll choose on Friday December 2, 2011…at 10:00am.

A Tale of Two Sisters

Once upon a time there were two sisters. They were very close because they were only a year and a half apart.

They played together and walked to school together and shared a room together for a million years.

But mostly–they liked to dream together about…someday. What it would be like when they were grown and had families of their own? They decided that it would be fabulous and that their children would be the most amazing, wonderful people in the universe. They would be very happy.

And they were right–on all accounts. But when they would get together, still they would talk about what it would be like…someday. They decided that it would be wonderful and everything that they’d ever dreamed of–and more. They would even be happier than before…if that was possible.

And they were right.

Laurie and Mark   February 4th, 2011

Congratulations my sweet, dear sister. I’m so happy that your someday is…today.

May you be as happy as we always dreamed.

I love you with all my heart.

A Woman’s World

When money is plenty this is a man’s world. When money is scarce it is a woman’s world. When all else seems to have failed, the woman’s instinct comes in. That is the reason why, in spite of all that happens, we continue to have a world.

—Ladies Home Journal, October 1932