I apologize for posting this under a brand new account, but I want to make sure this is anonymous, or at least as much as it can be. :)
Last year, I went to spend some time with a midwife from out of state, to see about a possible apprenticeship position since nothing was available in my area. After visiting, I was accepted for the position, and came home to pack my things. Well life got in the way basically, a close family member grew ill and I was very distracted, unable to take calls, etc. So I was never able to take the position.
I emailed a few months after all had settled (3 months or so after I came home from the visit) to explain what had happened, and to apologize for seemingly blowing her off. She responded and wished me well in finding midwifery in my future.
I cannot get this midwife off my mind though, the position was a good fit and I loved being there, I loved her and the rest of the staff. I would really love to apply for a position with her in the future, but I'm unsure of how to "make it up" to her, and assure her I realize my mistakes. I'm in an apprenticeship now, maybe getting a letter from my current preceptor? I was also thinking of sending her a card for the holidays, letting her know I'm thinking of her and etc.
Anyone have a similar experience, where it all worked out in the end?? I'd love to hear. Midwives, is there any righting this wrong?