And she's pressed against your chest. You haven't even had a chance to get a good look at her. But it doesn't matter. She's yours. You can feel it with every atom of your being. She's yours, and you're hers. And nothing else matters.
MY BIRTH STORY
3 years ago, the greatest blessing we could have ever asked for came into our life and our world. Little Ella Joy was born! We knew she was coming 2 years prior to her arrival. She came to me in a meditation, when my partner Tom and I thought we were pregnant. I wasn't pregnant yet, but she spoke to me. I heard this name repeating in my mind over and over again, "Ella, Ella, Ella, Ella". It was so loud and clear that I had to google its meaning. I realized that the name Ella means "a gift from heaven". Since this moment in 2013 onward, she has been part of Tom and I's mind and life. Because of this, we were not overly surprised when she decided to officially come to this world in 2015.
Our whole pregnancy was unusual, because we conceived while we were traveling in California. When Tom and I were brought together in 2010 we literally gave our lives to God. We asked to go wherever he would have us be and we traveled together for most of those years together on the wings of the divine. We were not willing to take back our life into our own hands when we got pregnant, so we continued to trust God, trust each other, and knew we would be carried exactly where we needed to be as we always had been. When we realized we were pregnant, we decided to stay in California for another 6 months. Mostly because I made this video "Total Commitment" and our prayers were answered through it. Both Tom and I were grateful that we stayed, because those 6 months were wholly joyous and miraculous between us and the family we stayed with. I share our story and my experience of this adventure in another video called "How to Make Decisions".
When I had 4 months left in my pregnancy we received the prompt to finally go back to our hometown of Toronto Canada.