Birth doesn't always go as planned. It's said often, and it's very true. But this birth story is a wonderful reminder that beauty transcends plans. Rebecca and Ben had a homebirth planned for their third child, just as they had for their older two children - but when Rebecca suddenly developed complications, it was necessary for her to undergo an induction at the hospital instead.
Even though it wasn't what they were planning and there were justifiably some feelings of grief when it was clear they wouldn't have their homebirth, there is so much beauty in this birth. The support of Rebecca's husband and mother during (the entirely unmedicated) labor, and the joy and elation of the older siblings as they met their baby brother...it's beauty beyond compare.