Monday, April 25, 2011

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:

13 comments:

  1. beautiful woman. beautiful post.

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  2. What a beautiful tribute to a dear friend.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss Carolee. I did not know Briana, but I met her mother and sister a few weeks ago in California. They are a wonderful family. I'm happy you were able to take part in such a beautiful experience with her, what a wonderful way to remember her.

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  4. Thank you for this beautiful photo tribute. She will be so very missed. What an amazing woman.

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  5. so happy to have such amazing pictures of briana and her beauty. such a comfort today. thank you for sharing them!
    love, lindsay

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  6. I'm so glad Briana's beautiful life was recorded! I am so grateful for that! This came as such a shock for me. Sad for the loss and all of the family, I also know her Ohio family and her sister and mother. I hope their hearts are comforted! My heart goes out them all. But what a wonderful life she's had!

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  7. those are amazing photographs. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  8. Thank you for posting this. This is the video tribute to Briana of my son's birth: http://www.vimeo.com/22881925

    I linked back to your article.

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  9. how heart breaking, she is lovely. But how wonderful that you captured such BEAUTIFUL, touching photos of her as she helped bring little spirits into this world. I will pray for her family during this hard time...

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  10. Thank you all for your wonderful and heart-felt comments. They are greatly appreciated.

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  11. This is Briana's aunt and uncle, who live in Thailand. Your tribute to Briana is so very touching and beautiful. She is truly a wonderful human being and the tribute from all of you, who had the blessing of being in her life, is soul food.

    The video is beyond words.

    Thank you. Beth and Dick

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  12. A friend of mine was really good friends with her as well (here in vegas). So sad!

    *are you planning a home birth?? or a hospital-midwife assisted birth??

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