Friday, September 7, 2012

At a Loss

Last week my obstetrician, Dr. T. Connolly, died suddenly from a massive heart attack. It's really taken me back. Just a sad, unfortunate truth. I have always preached that scrapbooking is not only a creative outlet but also my therapy. I stole some quiet time last weekend to put my thoughts and feelings to paper. I still feel the loss, but it helped provide some clarity. 

Journaling: Dr. Connolly has been my O/B for all of my pregnancies. From the first time we saw 2 pink lines with B to the last time those tell-tale lines appeared with Mitten.  He eased all my first-time-Mom questions and concerns with his amazingly laidback bedside manner. He looked at Nick and I and said, “It’s a GIRL!” when Ellie made her arrival.  Over the course of 4 pregnancies our relationship has become more casual and relaxed– “here we go again” There wasn’t a visit that went by that we didn’t somehow acknowledge how fast time flies and how much we loved every second of raising a family. 

This caring, selfless man passed away suddenly this week. His contagious smile won’t be greeting me next week at my appointment. He won’t give me a pat on the shoulder with a “see you soon”. He won’t be here as we complete our family. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor and he will be truly missed.



Photography by: Photography by JDesigns

5 comments:

Casie Duberstein said...

WOW! I had'nt heard about that. He wasn't my OB, but did deliver David. Way to young to go like that!

Michelle said...

Oh Kari, I am so sorry to hear this!!!

Mary Trunnell said...

Kari, so well written. You have a gift, honey. I'm sure you are feeling the loss. How old was her? He looks so young!

Vanessa Johnson said...

That's so sad :( He looks so young...

Jill said...

Our family doctor died suddenly this week also. So sad, such a loss to the whole community as well.