Dear Mother Nature,
For two days, we danced. You came to me in the early hours of Monday morning, and I leaned into your embrace.
‘I am here to dance
As we have for thousands of years
To a song I’ve never heard, but have danced a million times…’ – Storm Ellyatt
Slow and steady, I swayed to your rhythm, rising to the swell of each surge.
The dance was long and enduring, testing every ounce of our emotional and physical strength.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning you came thicker and faster, your pace more insistent and I could barely catch my breath before I was swept along – no longer in control, but completely surrendered and at the mercy of your power.
And then I heard you whisper in my ear: TRUST.
We danced, we moved, we fell breathless and exhausted, only to begin again this intoxicating euphoric sway of nature.
I stumbled, I rose, I fell again, and just when I thought I could dance no more, I roared my final roar… and then you gave us the gift of our baby boy 💙🌈
Welcome to the world Kole Roy.
Date: 1st Aug 2018
Weight: 9 pounds 3 ounces
You are beautiful in every way. Words cannot express the depth of love we already have for you.
My deepest gratitude for my incredible birth companions, Daddy, Dasha, Michelle and Grandma Lorraine who came along for the dance and remained steady and consistent to each change in tempo.
And for the energetic support of my Divine friends and sisters, you gave me the courage and strength I needed to own my vision of a natural birth. We did it! It wasn’t quite the 3 hour birth I’d envisioned, but it was worth every last little ounce of energy!
We will be opening our arms and hearts to welcome visitors in two weeks time. We appreciate your love and patience in the meantime as we honour this sacred time to bond (and rest!) as a family and for bubs to gently adjust to his strange new world outside of the womb.
Hayley, Daley and Kole Roy xxx