Café of Life. (30 days of thankfulness - day 17)

What would we do without our beloved chiropractors Autumn and Tom Gore at Café of Life?  Well for starters, I'd probably have chronic pain in my spine at my epidural injection site.  And I might be walking with a limp from all the days carrying a heavy baby and all the contorted sleepless nights.  Instead, we walk straight and tall and our bodies radiate strength and life.  I didn't always believe in chiropractic care, but Autumn won me over and now we send everyone we can their way.

When I was pregnant, we had planned on Autumn being my birth doula unless my baby came on the 4th of July weekend when Autumn was going to be out of town on a previously scheduled trip. As much as we tried to make sure my birth happen while she was in town (haha), it happened at the tail end of her trip on July 9th.  I tried my best for a natural birth without her, but the misalignment of my pelvis would not allow my baby to come through, and I ended up with a C-section.  If I had let Autumn adjust me while I was pregnant, I'm very confident I wouldn't have ended up with that C-section.  But at the time, I had been so conditioned to think chiropractors didn't really do anything worthwhile and that I could handle it on my own.  I'm sure there was some fear involved too.  If God gives us another baby at some point, I am not birthing that baby without Autumn's presence.  Our entire family gets adjusted every week; Luci Belle since birth. 

Being at Café of Life is a breath of fresh air in my day.  It's like a nucleus of peace in the middle of crazy Dallas.  During open adjusting hours, the lobby is filled a myriad of kids playing together, pregnant mamas, and men and women of all ages waiting patiently.  I always run into friends.  Of all the times I've been to Café of Life, I've never heard someone complain about waiting or act irritated with another person.  There's just something about their practice that imparts peace.  And I love that when I leave, my hair always smells like the sweet incense they burn.

We love you, Autumn, Tom, and Gale!  Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our family.

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During the month of November, I'm practicing "30 days of thankfulness" - will you join me?  Use your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to voice your thankfulness for something every day in November.  My hope is that this daily routine will create in me a heart of thankfulness and gratitude, no matter the day or month or situation.