a tribute to an incredible woman

I found out some heartbreaking news last night. On Saturday a good friend passed away in a car accident. She was 28. I know that death isn't the end of our existence and that is it so connected to life- but it is still hard to have it happen at such a young age and so suddenly.

Briana was a beautiful woman, a compassionate friend and an excellent midwife. It was with her that I witnessed my very first natural and home birth. I attribute a large part of my decision to have a midwife assisted birth to the experiences I had with Briana. May her family feel the love of the Lord at this difficult time of great loss.

Here are a few pictures which I had the privilege of taking while witnessing her care and concern during the birthing process: