News to share: Angela Carpenter, CNM

by Monarch Women's Wellness on March 24, 2014 · 70 comments

Angela Carpenter, CNMIt is with very heavy hearts, we must announce that Angela Carpenter has had to relocate out of the area due to personal reasons. We know this is sudden and taking many of our patients by surprise. Angela will be very missed, not only by our staff at Monarch, but also by her patients.

We also want to reassure Angela’s patients that all of the staff at Monarch will work together to accommodate your needs and continue to provide you with excellent care. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 757-673-8383.Β  Please see Angela’s farewell below. We hope you will join us in wishing Angela the very best by leaving your comments below.

Dear Monarch Patients:

After almost 5 years of working for Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau Khan and Dr. Rachel Lee, it is with GREAT sadness that I must resign as their Nurse-Midwife. I have had some unforeseen changes in my personal life that have led me to suddenly relocate out of the Hampton Roads area. I have known these physicians for over a decade and they have been and always will be family to me.

I am humbled by the love and support that I have received from my Monarch family, and even more humbled by all of the lives I have been allowed to touch while there. I had the pleasure of being a part of 557 births and I was affected by each one of them. I want to thank all of the patients who allowed me to be part of their lives. In each instance, you have changed me and allowed me to grow. I will miss you all.

Sincerely,
Angela Carpenter, CNM

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1 Candace Credle March 24, 2014 at 11:27 pm

You will be missed. Best wishes.

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2 Roberta Manning March 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

So Sorry to hear that you are leaving. You will be missed. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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3 Tiffany Jewett March 25, 2014 at 12:45 am

Angela I need you to come back asap I can’t have another baby without you because your the only one who can deal with my pain in the butt self πŸ™

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4 Megan King March 25, 2014 at 1:22 am

Angela, Thank you for always taking great care of me and my babies! Praying for you and the new changes in your life. God Bless, Megan King

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5 Natalie Smith March 25, 2014 at 3:29 am

Angela, you’re going to be missed so so much! Wherever you’re headed is very lucky to be having you. Our loss will be their gain πŸ™ Thank you for being a part of both of my pregnancies.

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6 Jamie Tordoff March 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

You will be greatly missed! πŸ™

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7 Caitlyn Crist March 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Angela, I am beyond sad to see you go. You have been an amazing part of my pregnancies and delivered my first Bristol and saw me through most of my second pregnancy and after with Jamie. I was hoping if we were blessed with a third you would deliver that baby too. Please know you have touched our lives in the most special way and your humor and grace were always appreciated. I hope where ever you are going turns out positive and that you are dearly missed. Thank you for being you!

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8 Farrah hunt March 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm

It was my pleasure being under your care, for me and my daughters! I would love to know where you will be!!

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9 Amber Augustyniak March 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm

You will truly be missed Angela. You were a blessing for me when I was in labor with my son back in October. I can’t thank you enough for be such a wonderful midwife. May God bless you every day in your life.
Thank you again for being such a blessing in my life.

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10 Farrah hunt March 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Thankyou

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11 Beverly Hagy March 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Best wishes as you move on to the next phase of your journey! πŸ™‚

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12 Farrah hunt March 25, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Please inform me on where you will be located now!!!

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13 Connie Garris March 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm

May God Bless you and your family. I wish you the best and hope that everything works out for you.

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14 Deborah R. Vines March 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Angela, I did not personally get to know you well but I do remember you. I hope that you find your new location to be just as positive as this one was with Monarch. I will definitely say a prayer for you and I will definitely ask that you receive traveling mercies and angels to guide your way. Good luck! Deb πŸ™‚

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15 Courtnie Thorsen March 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Angela,

πŸ™ I can’t tell you how much your role in the birth of my boys Brody and Logan, has meant to me. I drove 40 minutes each way to be in your care. I am grateful for your loving soul, your happy spirit and you trust in a woman’s body and the process. You helped me shine on the days my boys came earth side and truly changed the way I thought of birth. You empower women. So thank you! We love you and wish you the very best in your future xoxo!

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16 Eboni McNulty March 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

OMG I’m so sad. You was the best and I enjoyed you. You’ve help me a lot throughout my pregnancy and I’m sad to see you go. I drove 30 mins to the office just for you. I wish you much success and you’ll truly be missed. MUAHZ!!

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17 Jada Mackey-Wells March 25, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Thank u Ms. Angela 4 all of ur support with 2 of my pregnancies. Ur words of encouragement (along with everyone else’s) and advice really helped me get through it all. U will be missed! I wish u the best of luck in your future. May God bless u and ur family.

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18 Jamie Steaart March 25, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I just wanted to say how wonderful you were during the delivery of my 2nd son Levi. I had an epidural with my first but because Levi came so quickly I was not able to have that with him. I was so scared but your confidence and encouragement got me through that delivery. You are very gifted and I know you will continue to bless many more lives with the abilities God has given you. Prayers and blessings! Jamie Stewart

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19 Meagan Carroll March 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm

You will be greatly missed. I was always happy to come in for my annual because I got to see you! Thank you so much for taking such great care of me after Taylor was born and all of the complications that developed afterward. I am blessed to have known you. Best wishes to you!

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20 Kimberly March 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm

I remember the day you were there in the birth of our second son, Ethan now 20 months old. You are an awesome woman & you will be missed! However, I know you will go on to impact more lives. May they embrace you with open arms!

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21 Rebecca West March 25, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Was so sorry to hear you will be leaving! Will be praying for you and your future endeavors! Thank you for always being so kind and encouraging at each prenatal visit. You will definitely be greatly missed!

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22 Tiffany Bedford March 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm

OMG you was with me since I was 16 I’m going to miss you I hate to see you go. Your awesome and I love you.
I wish you the best.

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23 Melissa Douglas March 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Best wishes to you! I pray things will work out accordingly for you! Be Blessed!

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24 Tuneta March 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I cant believe the email I received!!! You leaving OMG! your were a great support through my pregnancy and delivery with Baby Vernon Jr. 2/23/14… yes I was a HANDFUL and a pain in the BUTT but you walked me through it every step of the way! I am going to truly miss you Dr. please keep in contact with us. You will truly be missed. best wishes in everything you do!!!!!

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25 Towana Harris-Lawson March 25, 2014 at 9:45 pm

I must say You will truly be missed.The 1 time of the year that I dread the most u made the situation comfortable & really helped me to relax. And for that I Thank-You. I wish You The Best & Take Care Of !!

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26 Sherry Ellison March 25, 2014 at 9:50 pm

MS CARPENTER IM CURTIA GARTHS MOM…I REALLY AND TRULY APPRECIATE ALL YOU DID FOR MY DAUGHTER AT HER DELIVERY. ..SHE REALLY HAD A TOUGH TIME…I REMEMBER YOU TELLING HER…COME ON CURTIA YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE THIS BABY. ..YOUVE BEEN TRYING TO HAVE HIM FOR THE LAST 2 MONTHS NOW…AND I LAUGHED…SHE DIDN’T OF COURSE. ..BUT WE THEN FOUND OUT SHE A TILTED UTERUS. ..SHE PUSHED SO MUCH…I PRAYED….THEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED SHE MIGHT HAVE A C-SECTION…BOY DID I PRAY…BUT AT THE END SHE FINALLY DELIVERED KAHLIL CASH WATERS….AND I TRULY THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR EXPERIENCE THE BEST EXPERIENCE. ..GOD BLESS YOU IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVORS. ..

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27 Leslie Tonge March 25, 2014 at 9:50 pm

My heart is heavy to knw you’re leaving. I thank you for all you have done for my family and I. You always made us feel comfortable coming into the office. It was last yr this time I was seeing you every week. April 8, 2013 you delivered my handsome baby boy Sion. My husband and I are proud to say our son was one of the 557 babies you delivered. You don’t knw how you have touch me. Just knw you was a blessing to me. I pray tht many blessing fall upon you and your family. Also tht he keep yall covered in your new destination. I knw you will touch even more people then you have at Monarch. We love u Angela.

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28 LaTrina Reid March 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

OMG. I’m going to truly miss you. You have helped me so much and i just knew when i have my first child u was going to be there!

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29 Towana Harris-Lawson March 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I must say You will truly be missed.The 1 time of the year that I dread the most u made the situation comfortable & really helped me to relax. And for that I Thank-You. I wish You The Best & Take Care Of Yourself !!

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30 Tanisha March 25, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I’m goin miss yiu

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31 Vanessa Fortune March 25, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Angela,

I’m going to miss you sooo much. Thank you for being so supportive during my pregnancy and through Michael’s delivery on Oct. 9, 2013. You are an amazing person; Mike and I are so happy we got the opportunity to meet you and share such a special moment in our lives with you. We wish you the best and I know you will continue to touch lives wherever you go! Be blessed and take care!

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32 lashawnda wooten March 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm

you will be missed.

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33 Megan Mastrobattista March 25, 2014 at 11:27 pm

The very best of wishes sent out to you and your family.. Though it has been 4 years since I have been at Monarch due to relocating out of state (at the time Churchland), I will never forget the kindness and comfort you showed me during my very scary and first ever pregnancy and childbirth journey. It was an honor to be under the care of such a wonderful individual. May God bless you in this new chapter of your life.

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34 Payal March 25, 2014 at 11:29 pm

You will be missed!!! Thank you for being there with me last year at the time of my boy’s birth. Best wishes for the new chapter of your life..

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35 Shannon jones March 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Angela you can’t leave til I have my baby!!! I remember when you first came to the office, I wish you all the best & may GOD bless you. You will truly be missed & best wishes!!

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36 Emily O'Halloran March 25, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Angela, I am saddened to hear that you are leaving – I have so enjoyed being under your care. You have such a gift and are such a lovely lady! Our family has been blessed to have you share in the care and delivery of our children. I will be praying for you and wishing you all the best wherever you are headed!

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37 Kara Renninger March 26, 2014 at 12:03 am

Angela,
I wish you the best in the future. Thank you for being so wonder and relatable during my pregnancies. I will never forget what a great experience I had during my 1st pregnancy and delivery of Finley thanks to your care.

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38 Daiquiri March 26, 2014 at 12:09 am

I am so saddened to hear of you leaving. The women of Hampton Roads are truly losing one of the best in the business! My family was blessed twice to have you on the receiving end of our additions and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. We wish you the best of luck in your relocation and many more happy deliveries!

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39 Lindsey butts March 26, 2014 at 12:10 am

Angela I was saddened to hear you are leaving monarch! You were amazing every time I saw you and especially the day Meredith was born and I really hoped you could be there for baby #2! I hope we are able to know where you may be going. I know you will be successful wherever you go!

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40 Claire March 26, 2014 at 12:19 am

I will never forget how very kind and patient you were with me when Vera was born…I wish you could see her now! Please leave a forwarding address so that I can send you a card!

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41 Teresa Gunderson March 26, 2014 at 12:21 am

Angela,
You will be missed greatly! Thank you for always being an optimistic and encouraging resource throughout my pregnancy! Best wishes as you relocate!
Teresa

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42 Melissa Constantine March 26, 2014 at 12:26 am

Angela, you will be missed! You placed my sweet baby girl, Mia, in my arms for the very first time in June 2013. Your reassuring, confident, gentle, and humorous bedside manner make for one heck of a fantastic midwife. I feel so fortunate to have received your care and know you will bring these gifts to others wherever you may go.

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43 Ashley Rombs March 26, 2014 at 12:38 am

Angela, I wish you the best in your move. You delivered my first natural birth on 12/12/12. I will always remember you fondly!

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44 Keosha Simmons March 26, 2014 at 12:42 am

Angela,
Now you know that I’m going to truly miss you. I was so sad when I read my email. I just want to thank you for making my family and I feel comfortable while I prepared to give birth to my first child. I don’t know what I’m going to do if I decide to have another child. Well I guess I’m going to have to come to you:). Wish you the best!!!

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45 Tina Watson March 26, 2014 at 12:47 am

Thank you for delivering both of my kids kora and kody.

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46 Tomega Blow March 26, 2014 at 1:15 am

Angela,

I am really going to miss you. I opened up to you like I never opened up to any dr. I built so much trust in you. Thank You for being there,listening,talking and offering all the help you possibly could. I understand that life takes turns that we are not ready for and we have to do what we have to do. I wish you the best of luck in your journey and you will always be remembered as MY DR. WHO REALLY UNDERSTOOD me. It was a beautiful pleasure to have you handle all of my care.

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47 Meloney Gardner March 26, 2014 at 1:25 am

Wishing you the best Angela! Thanks so much for being there for the birth of our baby girl… !

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48 tiffany saunders March 26, 2014 at 1:41 am

Oh no!!! I’m so sad you’re leaving, I had it set in my mind and heart that when I decide to have more babies only you would deliver them!! Well I guess I’ll just have to track you down when the time comes. Best wishes and I’ll miss you.

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49 Tamerio Brown March 26, 2014 at 2:13 am

Awww you will greatly missed…hope to hear from you frequently…I just had in my mind that I needed to make a appointment and you always know what to do even though I try to have u puzzled bout my situation lol…A Great Big Hug to you from me Be safe on your journey of life!

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50 Resha Butler March 26, 2014 at 2:58 am

Wishing you blessings beyond measure, wherever you’re headed. Thank you for helping Dr. T keep me sane through my pregnancy. That baby just turned 4. πŸ™‚

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51 Monique Johnson March 26, 2014 at 4:09 am

Words could never describe how grateful I am to have meet you and been under your care. Thank you for listening to all of my concerns and solving any issue you knew how. You have gotten me through some of the toughest times in my life and for that I thank you. May God Bless and keep you and your family. You will always be missed but most importantly you will remained engraved in so many hearts.

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52 Nafisah Lee March 26, 2014 at 6:55 am

So sorry to hear you are leaving Monarch. You were a great asset and I am sure everyone will miss you. When I met you in school, I would have never guessed we will meet again, let alone you delivering my baby. You did an awesome job reacting calmly, and quickly when my daughter had the cord wrapped around her neck to save her. That was the best labor and delivery, despite the pain. May God continue to bless you as you bless women and I pray for and your situation.

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53 Anne Putnam March 26, 2014 at 10:50 am

Being age 63…I maybe passed you in the hall when visiting Valarie. I’ve been touched by readying the out pouring of love and support for you. My prayers are for you and your family as you relocate and starting fresh. It’s a new kind-a-challenge. God Bless you.

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54 Anonymous March 26, 2014 at 11:26 am

I am deeply saddened to see Ms. Carpenter leave. I have seen numerous physicians in the past, and she was the only one to discover the true nature of my medical condition. Although I’ve only seen her on three occasions, I was impressed by her professional manner. Initially intimidated by her straightforwardness, I came to appreciate her genuiness. She displayed that she really cared about my medical needs. It is rare to find that kind of customer service in the medical profession these days. I had become accustomed to being rushed in and out of the doctor’s office (not this particular office, of course). However, she was patient, listened to my issue, and developed a medical treatment plan for me. Thank you for all you have done to ensure my medical issues were resolved. Your expertise will be greatly missed. Be blessed in any future endeavors.

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55 Tanya Hodges March 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

Angela, you will truly be!!! Thank you for taking care of me and delivering my beautiful baby girl. I wish all the best in all future endeavors and may god continue to bless you πŸ™‚

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56 mary March 26, 2014 at 11:52 am

Best wishes to you.

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57 Katherine Willet March 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Thank you for taking care of both of my son’s deliveries and I never got a chance to say thank you for not allowing me to have that c-section I was begging you for on my last delivery. πŸ™‚
Best wishes in everything you do!

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58 Teresa Shannon March 26, 2014 at 2:14 pm

So sad to hear that your leaving u were there when my son rylan was born and it was so special to me an my husband that you were the doctor on call that morning you will be missed wish u an your family the best.

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59 Karma Johnson-Freeman March 26, 2014 at 2:43 pm

You will be missed more than you know….You were there for Kennedy’s birth and I wish you could have been there for this last surprise LOL. I wish you all the best πŸ™‚

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60 Heidi Newman March 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm

So sorry to see you go, You will be truly missed by our family, Thank you for everything!!! Wherever you are going I hope they know what a jewel they are receiving. We wish you the best and may God bless you with the desires of your heart!!! The Newman Family

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61 Chidimma O March 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm

You will always be part of our family as you saw me throughout my 1st pregnancy and finally delivered my now feisty 2 1/2 year old in October of 2011. I’d always wanted to bring her by so you could see how she’s grown. I still remember you holding her up and announcing “it’s a girl!” because we had waited to find out her gender at birth. We had a good experience with you and still talk about you fondly. You had such a down to earth, bubbly personality and made me feel comfortable with everything. As you transition into new things, we wish you the best and pray God’s blessings on you and all you love. We’ll miss you though…

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62 Fannie March 26, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Ms.Angela,
We will miss you and very sad to hear you go. If it wasn’t for you I wouldve been miss diagnosed by that e.r. doctor and my son wouldve never made it here today. I was hoping you would be the one to be there once more with our next pregnancy. Wishing you and your family the best! Love you and take care always

Love,
The Herrands

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63 Maria Cummings March 27, 2014 at 1:49 am

You were the reason my husband and I wanted to come back to Monarch.We went there last March and were saddened at our first visit to learn I had a blighted ovum.You were so kind,caring, helpful,and informative. The other place we were at was so cold and didnt provide us with any info or comfort.You eased our minds and souls.So upon finding out we were having a baby un January,we knew we wanted to cme back to you.It saddens me that you will no longer be there, but I pray that this finds you and your family in God’s healing hands.I hope all is well. You will be greatly missed.Your work and your heart are very appreciated.

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64 Stephanie Warren March 27, 2014 at 9:01 am

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of your relocation. You made both of my deliveries the best they ever could have been. You will always be an important part to two of the most special times in my life, Mason and Easton. I have also enjoyed working along side you at Maryview. Your work is amazing! I hope there is a way we can continue to keep in touch. Good luck to you and your family.

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65 Melissa March 27, 2014 at 9:24 am

O gosh, you are already greatly missed. I grew attached to you after moving to Virginia. I’m not sure if I will gain comfort such as with you, however I know the office is filled with experience. I wish you the best life has to offer, and thank you for everything you have done, especially putting up with all my pain in the butt questions. You educated me on healthcare information to benefit me personally and professionally. I pray good health, success, and strength to you.

Love to you !!!

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66 Sandi March 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Ms. Angela,

We are heartbroken to see you go! You were an amazing coach as you delivered my first little man in Feb 2013. You created one of the most calming and beautiful experiences anyone could ever hope for. We were looking forward to (hopefully) having the same experience in Aug 2014 for the delivery of our next little one. If there is one thing I will always remember, it was how fortunate we were to cross paths with you. You have an amazing spirit and ability and the people that now get to share that with you are incredibly lucky! We wish you and your family happiness and health as you take this next step in your life.

With our prayers and love,
The McKay Family

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67 Ciara Spears March 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Awe I am so saddened to hear of the news of you leaving. You were an absolute angel in disguise for my last suprise pregnancy with Miss Cayla. Honestly, if it wasn’t for you…your words of encouragement, kindness, honesty, and above all your sincerity I don’t know where I would have been. You helped me in more ways than one that initial visit and then throughout the entire pregnancy and definitely with her delivery. You were right no one pregnancy is the same and hers was smoother than I could imagine thanks to you!!!. I do hope your move and your future things go smooth for you and may God bless you and your family with anything you are faced with. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart you helped my family become whole
oh, let me apologize again for my mother during the labor asking you for a straw I believe…:/ not realizing you were my wonderful doctor.lol. you not having your lab coat on threw her off. Lol….She’s still embarrassed by this…we will miss you!

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68 Just-in Dancy March 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Hello Ms. Angela,
I just want to say that you have done so much for me and my family as a Nurse-Midwife and a friend. Thank you so very much and I am sure that God has you in his hands. I love you so very much.

Proverbs 3:5&6
Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
Love you Ms. Angela!!!!

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69 Evelyn V. Chick March 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Hi Angela!
Although I do have my yearly exam there, I have never met you, unfortunately.
I wish you all the best in all your future endeavors, whatever they may be.
At Monarch, I’m sure the Staff are all a pleasure to work with and I’m certain you will missed.
Sincere Regards,
Evelyn

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70 Aimee April 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm

I am so sad to see you go Angela! I wish you all the best!

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