Vicki was a helpful, encouraging, consistent source of support while I was writing the book (she sent me walnuts–my favorites!–as a reward when the work was moving right along, and candles to light my way, when I stalled-out; these are just a few examples of her kindness). Hers is one of the opinions that matters most to me.
So when she emailed telling me the review was up, I thought, Oh, oh, I’m too tired for this. I’ll read it tomorrow. But then curiosity got the best of me, and I stayed up much too late, reading with tears in my eyes.
In her review, she writes about the new ACOG guidelines and why all women and children and families are affected by them (which can be a confusing topic) in a clear, honest and open way. Vicki has a gift for that: speaking about complicated, emotional topics in such a way that people feel open to discussing them. She brought her gift to this discussion, and has given us a way to begin the dialog.
I wish I had a bigger word than thank you, but it’s all I have. Thank you.