All births are a spiritual experience.
Sometimes we just need to have the eyes to see, and ears to hear, to be aware of it.
And yes, cesarean births can be just a spiritual as vaginal births.
Kirsten shares her sweet thoughts with us.
I love that she prayed and asked for a specific desire and was blessed with a beautiful experience.
I have felt like Heavenly Father himself was there, next to me, putting His hand on my shoulder. A physical warm spot on my shoulder from a hand being there. I have specifically heard His encouraging, kind, and loving words as I was laying on the operating table knowing exactly what He was telling me as if I heard someone just talking to me. As hard as it is sometimes being pregnant, my absolute favorite moments in my entire life have been those moments where I gave birth with God right beside me. I have never felt closer to Him, heaven or the veil so thin as in those sacred moments.
Before the recent birth of my 4th baby, I thought a lot about Christ’s mother, Mary, and her sacred role. I have prayed to feel some connection with her, hoping to receive inspiration on how to be a better mother through her and her example. Her bond with her Savior and son fascinates me. I have always wished I could meet and talk with her about what it was like having the Savior as her son. So, before my C-section I prayed for this. I prayed for her presence. During my surgery, I felt her spirit there. I felt her courage and peace as well as my Heavenly Father’s. It was a beautiful thing I will never forget.
I understand she was a chosen woman but like me, is a mother who just tried to do her best with the help of the Spirit. I try even more now to do the same.
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