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On Mother’s Day, Kids Knock on Poor Obstetrician’s Door Saying ‘We Need You, Our Second Mom’ – Story of the Day

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By Monica Otayza
Jul 25, 2022
08:50 A.M.

A poor obstetrician struggling to survive and make ends meet was surprised to hear children knocking on her door during Mother's Day. To her surprise, they called her their "second mom," which made her curious about who these children were.

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Linda was a successful doctor who worked as an obstetrician in a maternity hospital. She had been doing well for years, only to discover that her husband was in deep debt when he died about three years ago.

To avoid arrest, Linda slowly settled all of her husband's debts, leaving her in poverty. Aside from working as a doctor, she had to find other jobs to pay off their mortgages, monthly bills, and expenses.

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Linda never expected her life to turn out this way, especially since doctors earned well. However, her wealth deteriorated quickly because of her husband's unknown dealings.

A part of her was furious at her husband for keeping all of these from her, but she also had no energy to stay angry at someone who had already died. After all, she needed to be in a good headspace to deliver new life into the world successfully.

One Mother's Day, Linda was home, cooking herself some lunch, when she heard a series of knocks on the door. "Who is it?" she called out.

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"We need you, our second mom!" she heard loud but small voices yell.

Linda walked to the door, curious, thinking it might have been children selling girl scout cookies again. "Kids, why are you calling me mom?" she asked as soon as she opened the door. "Who exactly are you looking for?"

"We're looking for Linda Greenwood," one of the children answered.

Linda was confused. She was sure she had never seen these kids before. "Well, you've got the right address, but why are you looking for me?" she asked.

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The children revealed that they were all born under Linda's care as an obstetrician. "We all met at school, where our parents are also friends. We overheard them say they coincidentally had the same doctor giving birth. They said it was you!" the kids revealed.

"Our moms said we all had the same 'second mother,' and that's you! It's Mother's Day, so we made sure to come here to greet you, our second mom!" the kids shared.

Linda suddenly felt her heart soften upon hearing the children. She never had kids of her own, but she found joy knowing she's helped birth many children into families who had always longed to have kids.

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"Why, that's very sweet of you, kids! Thank you for taking the time to greet me. I appreciate it," she said, tears filling her eyes. The children handed her handmade cards, which she gladly accepted.

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"Please, come in. I was baking a cake when you came knocking. It should be done by now. Are your parents around?" she said, ushering the kids inside.

The kids pointed to two parked cars outside. They yelled for their parents to come over, and they gladly did. Linda instantly recognized them as her former patients and invited them all inside her house for lunch.

While eating together, one of the kids shared that they insisted their parents find out where Linda lived. Impressed by their children's sincerity, the parents decided to find Linda in time for Mother's Day.

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During their meal, the parents noticed that Linda lived in poverty. She barely had any working appliances, and her house was in a bad state. They wondered why a successful doctor like her lived in such a way.

A couple of days later, Linda was walking out her front door to head to her clinic when she suddenly saw the parents who had visited her with their kids during Mother's Day. "How can I help you?" she asked them politely.

The parents revealed noticing how Linda had been living. They decided to contact more of Linda's former patients so they could pitch in to help her.

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"Because of you, many couples have the biggest blessings in their lives – their children. We didn't think it was right for you to live this way, especially after all you've done for other people," one of the parents said.

"So we all pitched in a little something so you can live comfortably. Please, live a happy life. You deserve it," another one said, handing her an envelope with a check for $15,000.

Linda couldn't help but cry. The check was more than enough for her to pay off her husband's debts, and it would allow her to start again. She thanked her former patients profoundly and told them she would never forget their kindness.

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What can we learn from this story?

  • We should never forget those who once brought us to life. While an obstetrician's job ends after she delivers children and ensures mothers recover smoothly, their impact on families is more than just that. Obstetricians make families' dreams come true, bringing them the most beautiful blessing – children. Because of this, they should be honored and remembered even after their job with a patient ends.
  • Doctors deserve to be recognized and loved for their great service to the public. Doctors sacrifice a lot of their time for their patients. They deserve to be recognized and valued for their service.

Share this story with your friends. It might brighten their day and inspire them.

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If you enjoyed this story, you might like this one about a doctor at a children's hospital who arranges an enchanting farewell program for each recovered patient.

This piece is inspired by stories from the everyday lives of our readers and written by a professional writer. Any resemblance to actual names or locations is purely coincidental. All images are for illustration purposes only. Share your story with us; maybe it will change someone's life. If you would like to share your story, please send it to info@amomama.com.

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