You met with me when your baby was the size of a jelly bean. You found me through a local moms group from another client I served. You could barely contain your excitement when we met and you hired me on the spot.
I listened to you, your wants, your needs, your desires. I heard you. You asked for information and I gently guided you towards the provider of your dreams. We emailed several times a week. You asked and I answered. I never judged, just listened and affirmed when you found the answers.
You grew from being scared, afraid, insecure, untrusting, crippled by your lack of choices.... to a whole new world of possibilities you never knew existed. You began to feel confident and secure. Self-assured and proud to choose! You became educated and the owner of your own course!
Even though things were never perfect, you had disappointments and unexpected bumps in the road. Your baby grew and thrived and your belly swelled with life. We waited and were patient... I listened... I understood... I felt compassion and understanding for you and your journey. I respected your choices and supported you and everything you felt good and right about.
I was simply there for you.
YOU did it. YOU birthed your baby... YOU never NEEDED me but I was there for you at your weakest moment, the most vulnerable you've ever been. When you thought you couldn't, I knew you could.... and you DID!!!
Thank you for allowing me to see you grow. From a woman to a mother. What an incredible journey. Now you are his mother. His life. I feel such appreciation that you trusted me to love and support you through this beautiful transformation. That you trusted me to care for you when you couldn't care for yourself.
It's bittersweet that our last meeting is over. I will miss our emails and exchanges and seeing your amazing transformation but my work is done as yours has begun. Enjoy your new role!!! You are MOTHER, what a beautiful thing. <3 <3 <3
Abbey is a birth and postpartum doula and placenta specialist in Dallas/Fort Worth and a mom to 4 children between the ages of 26 and 13.