At 01:08 am on February 23, 2019 we welcomed our daughter Rayah Aurora Ernst into this world. She was born up in our tree house, just outside Cape Town, South Africa. Rayah and Katie are both doing great. Katie labored for a little over four hours. We were accompanied by two midwives, with whom I have the utmost respect for. This was the most unbelievable experience of our lives.
Thank you to everyone who sent us their love, prayer and solidarity. Thank you to the Women who hold space for all Life. We are blessed to witness the birth of our daughter - as well as the birth of a new mother and new father.