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Women Birthing Ourselves – Guest poet, Sandi Carpenter

In support of the upcoming release of my book, Returning – a woman’s midlife journey to herself, I have invited fellow poets, writers and artists to share a work of their own that speaks to the journey of birthing themselves.  Birthing ourselves takes place for women between the ages of 30-70 and has been given all sorts of silly names:  midlife, menopause, perimenopause, hysteria and womb madness.  Today’s contribution comes from Sandi Carpenter. (see bio below, and learn more about Sandi on my Authentic Freedom Press page!)  Thank you Sandi for a beautiful piece about the journey of returning while letting go. 

Drops of Love

She moves about the garden Like a feather in the wind
Borne by gentle breeze of eve
Admiring her kin

Drops of love fall from her eyes
And sorrow fills her heart
For she knows what they do not
The time has come to part

All her life she had sustained them
Giving birth to every one
Each petal mirrored perfection
And radiance from the sun

With mission here now found complete
The heavens open wide
Overcome…she breathes one’s last
Eternally abide

Awakened by the warmth of morn
Their loss is felt with sorrow
Glistening now the drops she shed
Comforting memories for the morrow

copyright Sandi Carpenter

Sandi Carpenter
Sandi Carpenter

Sandi lives outside Clintonville, Wisconsin with her husband and over-sized rottweiller. She is mom to 4, step-mom to 4 and grandma to 12 (soon to be 13)!  She’s worked in the Printing/Publishing Industry for over 15 years and has been practicing Christouch for the past 3 years. In those three years she’s experienced the life-changing impact of working at a job, and serving others through a true calling.  She’s a down-to-earth small-town country girl who enjoys all kinds of music, sewing, gardening – at which she excels in growing all varieties of weeds. She loves a good campfire, which she often enjoys sitting around with her husband and a group of friends, and where she occasionally burns burgers on the open fire. In the spring you may find her calling turkeys from her blind in the woods, and in the fall she’ll be huddled up in the same spot hunting deer. Plus, on any given Friday night you may hear her in downtown Clintonville, channelling singers of all genres and eras while performing karaoke.

Sandi Carpenter   715-412-2398


I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!

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