I had the opportunity to do research in India while working on my Masters degree in Nursing. My experiences during that trip were amazing and life changing. My research was on the ‘Utilization of Healthcare by Rural Indian Women during Pregnancy and Childbirth’. I did a qualitative study and interviewed 12 women. I had the opportunity to do my research in the northern part of India in the Himalayan Mountains. While my research was amazing and informative, it was the day-to-day experiences that taught me the most. I found the Indian people to be very gracious, kind, and generous and their spirits of hope and strength shown through in every person I met. The Indian women that I met, both those whom I had the awesome experience to interview, and also those whom I encountered, showed a strength, pride and beauty that I have not experienced before. They touched my heart and my life, and I am changed because of them. They make me proud to be called woman and mother!