Thursday, February 19, 2009

1 minute writer - NOTE

Write about a memorable card, note, or letter you have received.

I’d just started working in Child Psychiatry and often I felt as if I were in over my head, but I tried hard to help the parents who called me, trying to find help for their children. It was almost Thanksgiving and I’d been working there a few months when I received a Thanksgiving card from a woman whose child I hadn’t even ended up screening, as she hadn't met the inclusion criteria for any of our studies. Nevertheless, that woman thanked me for my kindness in taking the time to listen to her, and for my suggestions as to where she might find help. That was over 10 years ago, but I still have the card. It’s one of the nicest notes I’ve ever received.


Melissa said...

You got that card because the love inside of you was easily seen by this mother. You validated her child by caring. What mother's heart wouldn't be touched by that?

PS: verification word: entowe

(mother with child in towe)

I tell ya, it's crazy!

emmapeelDallas said...

Thanks, Melissa. Oh, I did love those families, and I hope that came through to all of them.