We decided to go with a midwife and deliver our child at home because we wanted a birth that was going to be natural, serene and the way God intended it to be. I had completely made up my mind and no one was going to tell me that I couldn’t do it. Debbie was our wonderful midwife that made this unforgettable journey with us. Our labor officially began on December 30, 2012. I woke up determined to have our baby girl by the end of the year. Needless to say contractions started late that afternoon and continued through the evening growing progressively stronger. 18 hours of labor later our beautiful baby girl was born at 10:15am on December 31, 2012. To our amazement Marilyn Rose weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. She was beautiful, healthy and bright eyed. I had done it! I had a homebirth without drugs or any other interventions! I proved to my family, friends and myself how strong a woman can truly be; how strong I am. I will definitely do another homebirth with a midwife for all my future children, if God allows. My husband and I had a wonderful experience. Debbie was very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. She helped deliver our gift that God blessed us with.