Dr. Wilson! Merry Merry!
It's me, Abby. Maybe you'd remember me if I took off all my clothes and lay on my back nervously counting your ceiling tiles? I know you get this a lot but I thought we kind of bonded over those nine months and then there was the whole changing my life in an instant thing which was pretty momentous, and I have a picture of you and my infant daughter perched between my legs running on a screensaver across my computer.
It's okay if you don't remember, though I wish you did.
Running into you at Costco this past spring was pretty fun. Never knew you liked water crackers that much!
I guess I was just hoping we could catch up. You mentioned that you were changing ob-gyn practices but when I looked for you at the new office, there was no one with your name. Then I did a little googling but it only churned up a Dr. Wilson in a hospital a few hours away.
I know I need to get over you. I did visit a midwifery a few weeks ago, but the woman I saw seemed thoroughly unimpressed with my cervix.
Holiday time gets pretty tricky sometimes. There are so many people to gift and thank, so many frosted cookies and so many unoccupied moments in which to reflect on how far I've come or how long I've stood still. I get pretty weepy and moody and miss the people with whom I've lost touch.
Dr. Wilson, whether we get to meet again or not, I just wanted to tell you what an incredible woman and doctor you are. Every time I saw you throughout my pregnancy, you calmed and comforted me. You were not only a phenomenal mother figure for me, you showed me parts of my body I'd never seen before, you celebrated my child's growing heartbeat, you even told me and my husband we made a good team. Not to mention never mentioning my leg hair or studying my pee.
Having lost my own mom a few years ago, I can't tell you what your guidance and soft touch meant to me. In just a few short visits you taught me the importance of honesty, patience, and breath. I hope you are enjoying your family this holiday season, and I feel blessed to know you were the first person to greet my daughter in this world.