Sunday, June 07, 2009

I finished the certificate program at GA-PCOM in Biomedical Science. I will not go onto the second year to get the MS degree since I was accepted into the DO program for the class of 2013. Katie and I are ecstatic to say the least.

We left Florida and a relatively comfortable life specifically to attend the GA-PCOM biomedical science master's program in hopes of successfully being admitted to a DO program for the class of 2013. I am grateful that everything worked out so wonderfully. I learned a lot of information this year that will serve me well in medical school come August. Teaching at Mater I used to tell the kids that they could make a plan to go after their dreams. I told them that they could plan and put themselves into positions that would get them where they wanted to go in life. I decided that I should do the same, and I'm lucky to have such a supportive wife. She literally supported our family this past year.

I don't know if anybody reads this blog, but just in case you didn't know, Katie and I are having a little girl come the end of July. I feel her when I touch Katie's belly kick and writhe around inside. I'm anxious to meet her. [Special thanks goes to Courtney and Avery Anderton for their role in influencing Katie to have our girl.]

After church today, I decided to bust out my little used guitar. I bought it while I was in college so a friend of mine Steven Melonakos, a soon to be UNC dental school graduate, could teach me (some chords) to play. It was fun. It's been so long that I can't really hold the (left hand) notes correctly, but maybe this summer--by the end--I'll be able to play a part of a song.

While rooting around in the guitar case I found this scratched on the back of a piece of paper, from before I was married:

I'm sitting here, alone, with friends
So slip beside me and hold me tight

Spectacular and talented
Though you can't tell tonight
I'm walking down the hall.
Hope I don't see you today. No I don't.


Jeremy Laporte said...

Hey Kortman,

I'm so glad to hear all your good news. You will see it's wonderful to have a baby girl! Congratulation to both of you on your baby and your progress in school.

Jeremy Laporte

katie k said...

you should tell people that that poem is not about me:)

and I love you!

Rachel & Jamon Clark said...

congrats on the baby girl! where are you guys living now?


Francisco said...

Hey Jamon. I'm living in GA, now. We'll be moving to Suwanee (North-East of Atlanta) at the beginning of July. Thanks for commenting. Hope all is well with you too.