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Gratitude and Loving Thanksgiving Thoughts from RMA CT Fertility Team Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on November 28th, 2013

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Gratitude and Loving Thanksgiving Thoughts from RMA CT Fertility Team

Holidays | RMACT Team | Feelings

Gratitude from the RMA CT Fertility Team

Thanksgiving Thoughts from CT Fertility Team   1It's been four years since the PathtoFertility blog started. From the very first year, on special occasions, we collected the thoughts and sentiments of the Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT fertility team members to share with you. 

This Thanksgiving, we celebrate the fourth anniversary of PathtoFertility and we continue the tradition of sharing what each one of us is grateful for. 

For me, that one is easy. I'm grateful for you, my readers, sharers and inspirers.

Read on to hear from the other members of the RMACT team.

And Happy Thanksgiving ~Lisa Rosenthal

Thanksgiving Thoughts and Love

Thanksgiving Thoughts from RMA CT Fertility Team   2Carolyn G.

I am thankful for my Mother and her unconditional love.  No matter how difficult her day was she saw beauty in her life.  She taught me the importance of listening and learning and I am thankful for all that I do learn from my patients and co-workers every day.   


Jill E.
I’m grateful for my family, friends, and the men and women who serve our country!


Jocelyn C.
I am thankful for my girls. Their infectious laughter makes me smile. They are the best of friends and that relationship with each other is what I am most thankful for.


Peggy B.

I am thankful for my family including my furry boy, Jake, and his unconditional love.  I am thankful for my friends and all the wonderful times we share.  I am thankful for all the great people that I work with and their help throughout the year.  I am especially thankful to the RMA patients that I have had the good fortune to meet-please know that you are truly an inspiration to me.  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Brenda S.
I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends.  I have truly been given a blessed life and hope that I can give back some of the joy I have received.  Thanksgiving should be every day!


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Brigitte A.
Today and every day I am thankful for my family, health and everything I have been blessed with….

I am thankful to work with great people that touch many lives and bring happiness to many families…

I am thankful for being able to say I love my job!



Kimone N.

I am thankful for life, family, friends and my many blessings!  I am also grateful for laughter because it fills me with joy and love it makes me feel what is means to truly be alive!


Tina C.

I am thankful for each beautiful new day when I awake and that I am healthy to enjoy each day.  I’m thankful for the love and support of my family and that they too are healthy.   I’m thankful for having a wonderful medical office to work for and with.


Laurie P.

I’m grateful for my DVR which allows me to record my TV shows to watch without commercials. I’m grateful for the Empire Szechuan restaurant which delivers and gets the food to you within 20 min. I’m grateful for my home which greets me with warmth every time I walk in. And I’m grateful for my family who loves me, supports me, protects me and encourages me.



2013 has been a challenging year – so I am most thankful for getting through it stronger and more patient than before and grateful for what I have learned along the way. I am hoping for all of us to have a more peaceful and joyous year ahead.  

I am also grateful for the more lighthearted and enjoyable moments and whimsical discoveries I made this year – the eggplant frites at The Little Pub, dancing in the kitchen with my son to 80’s dance music, swimming with dolphins, renewed love of all things Andy Cohen,  tank tops from Yummie Tummie, Dark Chocolate almond milk, and my Laura Mercier Caviar eye liner sticks.

Happy Holidays!


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Amy M.

i am grateful for my family, good health, great friends, and for a job I love that feels meaningful.


Shaun Williams, MD

I am grateful for the opportunity and trust given to me to help provide care for the individuals I see, and I am grateful for everyone at RMA who helps make that care as successful as possible.


Also for many other things: those that teach us and our families, the wonderful new office we have in Trumbull, and the recognition that just being in the here and now is an amazing thing—just to name a few.


Eloise D.

I’m thankful for everyday things in life that bring delight, relaxation, and peace to the day.  


Beth B.

I am most thankful for the team who gave me my beautiful twin daughters through RMA and for the support I received.  I am also thankful for being able to “pay it forward: for others who are going through treatment and I am able to share my experience to help make their journey less stressful.  Also thankful for my family who is extremely supportive who taught me to never give up amongst other life lessons.  Last but not least, I am thankful for a wonderful husband that stands by my side through the toughest times.   


Mark Leondires, MD

I am grateful and honored for the opportunity to work in such a wonderful field, with such wonderful colleagues, and with patients on their fertility journeys.  While not everything works out in life how we want, working through the peaks and valleys is what living is truly about. I am thankful that I am always able to keep hope on the horizon as my guide.


Thanksgiving Thoughts from RMA CT Fertility Team   5Kim R.

I am thankful for life… Waking up every day and having the energy to work, so I would  be able to provide for all my kids as a single parent… I am thankful for working for a great place and helping others create a family…


I am reminded every day to be grateful  for what I have (even through the struggles) I am able to go home to those smiling faces who depend on me to lead them in the right direction in life… I am thankful for my kids who made me who I am today…

Nora B.
I am thankful for my children, my family, and my dog who takes Prozac (literally).
On the shallow side, I am thankful for my fireplace, The Grinch, and my Vitamix blender.
I am also thankful that the people I work with make me laugh all the time.

Janice P.

I am thankful for my husband, children and my  grandchildren, who are all a joy.



Dalia D.

I am greatful for my position with RMA!

I am blessed to have my daughter who just made High Honors with her (7) A’s and (2) B’s

I am thankful that I found a doctor and my daughter’s physical pain is easing up


Diana D.

I am grateful for my health..the ability to get up and get out into the world every day is heaven. I recently had a scare with corneal abrasions which made so thankful for  the ability to see and to function.


Carrie V.

I am thankful for my beautiful children who wouldn’t be here if not for what we do every day. I am thankful for what I had to endure in order to get them in my arms as that gave me the courage I never knew I had and that it ultimately put me on the path I travel today with RMA.  (I didn’t mean for that to rhyme, lol)


Janie D.

I am grateful for my husband and family. Through all the struggles I have had, their constant support helps me to be a stronger person.


Spencer Richlin, MD
I am thankful for working with such a talented reproductive staff. Their talent and expertise helps our patients become pregnant and makes my job easy and successful


Justine H.

I am thankful for my amazing husband and wonderful family. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. They give me so much strength, happiness, love and support. I just feel so blessed to have them in my life. They are what truly matters to me.


Alicia M.

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I am thankful first and foremost for my health, and the health of my family. I am grateful for all the blessings in my life; a loving husband, the family I always dreamed of, a warm roof over my head, friends that care for me, the opportunity to work in a field where I am a small part of a team making a difference in people’s lives. I am also thankful that although things haven’t always been the way I have planned in life I have the support network and capacity to hope for a better tomorrow.


Elizabeth M.

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my loving family.  We are all very busy  between work, school, and sports and it’s very easy to get lost in our crazy lives.  Taking the time to think of my family truly makes me feel loved


Cori C.

I am grateful that I have options; that I am free to make choices.

Being a woman.

Conversations that make me think and the people I have them with

My wrinkles because they are evidence of my laughter and wisdom throughout the years

Love, and that I am loved

The taste and smell of coffee. Also, my new favorite smell…Expresso candles

A great pedicure

The kindness of strangers

Surviving storms of 2013

The hard times: Because they've made me stronger and wiser, and the good times even better.

Friends I've yet to make: I look forward to meeting them! Hmm, I wonder who they'll be.


Kate D.

I’m grateful for all of the disappointments, failures and tragedies that I’ve survived in my lifetime. They are proof that there is no obstacle I can’t overcome and that as long as my feet are pointed in the right direction, all I need to do is keep walking.


Joshua Hurwitz, MD

Reproductive Medicine shows us the best and worst of times for our patients.  I am always thankful that the worst times are followed by the best, and that our patients trust our team enough to help them through their medical and personal journeys to help build their families. 


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About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.