My experience of midwifery encompasses both personal and professional lives. First, like many Ugandans, I carry the “mothering’ experiences of my family, good and tragic. Secondly, I am privileged to be among the practitioners and educators of midwives in Uganda. Therefore, when I was invited to speak at the International School in Mbarara, I wanted to blend the stories that are familiar to me and the professional group that strives, every day, often under impossible conditions, to bring life safely into the world. Midwives shape the story of a nation. We ought to remember that.