Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why was blogger down?

What was up with blogger being down last week?!  Don't they know we have important life events happening and we need to write them down?  I had a sad post to write, so I did, and I cried, and I felt better.  But, I do want to post it on the blog for my forever memory.  I knew losing Dr. Kort would make me sad, I guess I just didn't expect that his loss would have such an impact on my life.  But, now, I think - well, of course.  He saved me...he brought us Molly.  Of course it will impact my life forever...

Written May 12, 2011:
My girlfriend recently wrote a post about her son’s up-coming first birthday. She said, ‘It's so mind blowing to me how much my world has been turned upside-down and right-side-up again in just 365 days. I am truly complete now.’ She frequently brings me to tears with her eloquent and straight to the heart writing.

This week has been an emotional week with the loss of Dr. Kort. I went with a friend (and patient of his) to the funeral on Monday. It was a beautiful tribute to him, a beautiful service and a wonderful turn out of people whose lives he touched. He is responsible for over 10,000 babies in this world. What a legacy! His sons, wife, friend and Rabbi spoke at the service. Each were so eloquent and heartfelt. Each were clearly as heartbroken about his loss as the next. I wept openly and without shame. Within one year of meeting Dr. Kort, he saved me. He saved me from the angry, unhappy, unbearable person I was becoming from the total devastation of my infertile diagnosis. He saved my marriage from the depths of depression that we were suffering. With the hand of God, he created our wonderful, perfect, heaven on earth miracle, and saved us from a journey that dictated, by that point, half of our marriage.

I wonder how many families Dr. Kort saved. How many families he created. How many lives he fulfilled. He not only saved, created and fulfilled my family, but that of my parents, my in-laws, my sister’s family, our extended families. He saved us all from the sadness of what had become our reality. He made us complete.
‘It's so mind blowing to me how much my world has been turned upside-down and right-side-up again... I am truly complete now.’

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Great Loss for All

As I sat feeding my little miracle breakfast this morning, I learned of some very sad news.  As many of you know, it took a very long 30 months for Rob and I to get pregnant.  After spending a year with a group of doctors in Atlanta, my friend recommended another doctor in Atlanta.  Rob and I met with him in the fall of 2008.  We were in love.  From the beginning, I called him my Knight in Shining armor.  I knew he would bring us the miracle we were praying for.  The next June, we were successful in our attempts to conceive with Dr. Kort.  With all my heart, I do not think we would have made it through infertility without him.  His bedside manner was the kindest, most compassionate, most genuine of any doctor I've ever encountered. 

Words cannot do him justice.  Words cannot express my deep sadness for the loss of this wonderful man.  The world lost a very wonderful man yesterday, May 6, 2011. 

Please keep Dr. Kort, his family and the family of RBA in your prayers.

Dr. Kort,

Without you my life would be so very different.  I look at Molly every single day and thank God for this blessing and miracle in my life.  Each night before I go to bed, I look at her and praise my many blessings.  Without you, I would not have this little angel in my life.  You helped Rob and I through some of the darkest days of our lives, and you did it with such compassion and genuine care.  You are a fixture in our family, a person whom everyone knows and loves, if they only know you by name.    I can never express my appreciation for you...

May you rest in peace and know that you will be greatly missed.

Much love,
Tara, Rob and Molly

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where did April go?

Wow - time flies when you are having fun :)  I can't believe May is here already.  Before you know it...it will be fall again and time for football, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!  I never believed people when they told me how quickly time passes when you have a child.  I just want to bottle up my baby girl and keep her little for much longer than she's going to be my baby!  She is just such a grown up already...

We spent a weekend at the lake with Uncle Jeff and Ann...Molly loved it!  She loves the water, being outside...and of course, driving the boat!

Molly and I went to our neighborhood Easter Egg hunt.  She had a great time..and found 1 egg and was super pleased with herself.  Hey, we had to leave enough for the other kids, right??

We also celebrated Easter with my parents, aunt and uncle, cousin and wife, and Mandie and her family...