My journey to midwifery began a few years after high school on an exploratory trip to east Africa where I visited a family friend who was a midwife in Rwanda. It was there, in the slums of Kigali, that I attended my first birth. I was overcome with wonder at the miracle and majesty of what I was privileged to witness. That following September I began the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University. After graduating with honours in 2014 (the same graduating class as Kimberley Tigani!) I began work in Fergus. In 2016 I got to experience midwifery from another perspective as our first daughter was born that year. I took an extended maternity leave and had our second daughter in 2018. I am so grateful for the care I received from my midwives and I am excited to be able to return to work at Norfolk Roots Midwives. It is an honour to provide care for parents during such life changing experiences.