It had been a rainy week in Temple, Texas, leading up to the Grand Opening of the Starting Place Birth and Wellness Center. We watched our weather apps on our phones closely and hoped for the best while preparing for the worst. Do we purchase tents for the guests to take shelter in the event of a storm? Will it even rain at all? In the end, we took a few small preventative measures, but for the most part, we’d come this far, and rain or shine, we were going to celebrate this special occasion and make the most of it. Sitting on the corner of 3rd Street and Houston Ave, the completely gutted and remodeled call center building had become the manifestation of 15 years of birth and wellness experience in Haiti brought to families in Bell County, Texas. A dream come true.