Years ago I read A Midwife’s Story, by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman. It chronicles Penny’s work as a midwife among the Amish during the 1970s. I had two of my four babies at home. Because I had that “shared experience” with the women in the book, I felt connected to them. I “knew” their stories. But I never dreamed that shared experience would be a primary bond to a real-life Amish woman—I’ll call her Mary—more than twenty years later.
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