Wow, if you are still out there, dear readers, I give you all my love and credit. It has been a crazy few months. I didn’t really realize, (as no one can,) what time and energy I was going to need to devote to my new work as a student midwife. It has been a whirlwind adventure filled with the highs and lows that only birth can bring. However, I did devote as much of November to writing as I could and got another chapter and a little more done, so yay!
Right now, I live in two worlds, between the Plain families (Amish and Mennonite) that graciously allow me to be a part of their births, and the rest of the “English” world that my family and my future midwife clients come from. That got me thinking of a character who lived in two worlds – Peter.
Peter was a character that I would have loved to learn more about during the series. He was a caregiver to both worlds. He had to balance between his rich patients Above and his very low resource ones Below. Balancing a life in between must not have been easy, and if you would like to read another great take on that you can try, Aliset’s All the Hazard’s We Can Run.
The fact that he knew both Catherine and Vincent when they were babies was something I couldn’t just let sit there, could I? Just as Catherine needed Father, Vincent needs Peter’s wisdom and memory.
So, without further ado, I give, Home: Chapter 7