Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Call the Midwife

“Was it love of people?' I asked her.
'Of course no,' she snapped sharply. 'How can you love ignorant, brutish people whom you don't even know? Can anyone love filth and squalor? Or lice and rats? Who can love aching weariness, and carry on working, in spite of it? One cannot love these things. One can only love God, and through His grace come to love His people.”
― Jennifer Worth, The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
Psalm 139:14
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 I will give thanks to You, for [a]I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
I'm currently in love with a BBC show I found on Netflix called, "Call the Midwife," set in poverty stricken east London in the 1950's and based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth a midwife and nurse.  It has had me thinking of my maternal grandmother, who didn't live into old age.  She had sixteen pregnancies that and 14 children, two with disabilities.  My mother was child number eleven.  After watching this show, she suddenly seems much braver than I ever thought her to be.  The miracle of life has become dearer.  And, yes, if you're wondering the show is also romantic.   
Call The Midwife Cast (Laura Main & Stephen McGann) -- When I Fall in Love

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