As someone grows up in what many might consider less than ideal conditions, it can be difficult to envision a successful life. One might dream about being an inspiration to others, but it seems to be only that—a dream.
Some, however, have their dreams fulfilled. In Birth Cry: A Personal Story of the Life of Hannah D. Mitchell, Nurse Midwife, Hannah Mitchell exposes her heart in this true story that spans a lifetime of over eighty years. She shows how her strong Christian upbringing and conversion helped her deal with a wayward brother, get an education and establish a successful career, make marriage plans, face heartbreak and devastating health issues, move from familiar places, and experience new situations. All these life-altering events were contrary to her plans and things we can all relate to.
Told with the help of Shirley Roland Ferguson, Birth Cry: A Personal Story of the Life of Hannah D. Mitchell, Nurse Midwife is the story of a successful and inspirational woman. It is a book everyone, especially women, should read.
This true story spans a lifetime of 80 plus years. Hannah Mitchell exposes her heart as she shows her strong Christian upbringing. Her conversion, devotion to a wayward brother, education, marriage plans, heartbreak, devastating health issues, uprooting from familiar places and thrust into new experiences - all contrary to her plans - life-altering situations we can all relate to.
Shirley Roland Ferguson is a freelance writer with essays published in The Freshman Sampler at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She works in the church library and writes for its bulletin. The mother of four and grandmother of seven, she and her husband live on a lake in Alabama.