It is the smallest gestures that often make the largest of impressions.
A manila, unmarked envelope was delivered to my office and made its way to my desk.
In it was one of those gestures that I will always cherish.
I would like to share parts of the letter with you:
Enclosed please find a photo of my daughter …..who is now married. She is shown here with her babies……..She now lives out of state.….. I am extremely proud of her as a person, but more so as my beloved daughter.
I remember your efforts to bring my daughter into this world and I remain forever grateful for your assistance. I hope you are well and still enjoying what you bring to our world.”
Do what you love and all the rest of life will fall into place. Being a Reproductive Endocrinologist is an honor. To be remembered many years later by one of my patients whom I helped become a father is a privilege.
Choose what makes you happy all knowing there will be hard days ahead.
If you are considering medicine, do it.
Don’t listen to the noise that surrounds that decision. If it is calling you, do it.
There is nothing more rewarding for me than creating families.
Don’t look for immediate gratification.
This letter has come more than two decades after the fact yet its timing is perfectly beautiful and cherished.
Have a great week!