Just a few of the babies Rebekah "caught." (Photo taken at her funeral. Fosston, MN 8/7/2021)
I never met her in person but she saved my friend's life. After thirty-six hours of labor, Marie (110 pounds sopping wet) gave birth to Anthony (10 pounds)...and the bleeding wouldn't stop.
Thankfully, midwife Rebekah Knapp was there and knew exactly what to do. It may be an old wive's remedy but after drinking half a cup of lemon juice, Marie was in the clear and Anthony as healthy as a horse.
After attending to the births of over 1,000 babies, God called Rebekah Knapp of Fertile, MN home in a tragic car accident on Tuesday night. (Scroll down for video and slideshow!)
The community of Northern Minnesota is in shock.
Thousands are grieving.
I never met her, except through Facebook, but news of Rebekah's death has shocked me too. She was my age. Lived not too far from me. She did God's work every day of her life and yet He chose to call her home "early" as you and I see Time.
I have a saying: "When in distress, eat, clean or write."
I cleaned all morning. We just ate lunch. There's nothing left to do now but write my flippin' giblets out and hope it helps.