Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lots of Classes-

Well, October has filled up quite fast for our family. We are all enrolled in a dog training course with Niko. I need to post new pictures of him, as he is (in true runt fashion of course) gi-normous now. :)
But, even more exciting for me are the other classes in October-
1. I am teaching a Childbirth Preparation class for the first time. I am really thrilled to be doing this- in fact Lindy and I watched birth videos all morning in preparation. My group is comprised of three young couples from my church expecting their first babies. They are allowing me to practice teaching, and receiving a semi-private class for free. Win-win!
2. Margaret and I are doing a two-weekend workshop to train Midwives' Assistants. This will be a great opportunity to impact our local birth community by further educating and inspiring women about the midwifery model of care, and also provide a marketable skill set to our trainees.
I/we are hoping to really organize and streamline these classes so that they may be offered repeatedly. Eventually our reputation will become known in the community and the classes will become a regular option available to women and families seeking knowledge in these areas.
So, don't pass the word on for me yet- I'll let you all know. Just prayers for now, that all will go smoothly for our family throughout this month and we can remember to serve one another and die to ourselves, despite our stress and weariness. (Corbin's 8th birthday coming up too!) Thank you!


Anna said...

I'm so bummed I can't be at the midwives assistant training classes, but I know that my stress level would not be able to handle it. A few tweaks in my routine since school started and I'm feeling pretty tweaked myself. But I hope it goes well and I hope the childbirth prep classes go well. I didn't know you were doing that. Our class and our teacher were so helpful when we were expecting Annalisa.

Jenny Story said...

Hello There! Sounds like you are going to be busy this month. The childbirth classes and the midwives assistant training classes sound superb. I would love to take part. No news on the job yet. We're waiting, waiting, waiting. Blessings!