I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.


Getting my head into the game

I'm going to a conference today... I'm leaving the family, the whole family for the first time since we became a family of four. I'll be back late, late Wednesday, so I won't really see the family until Thursday. I'm a little nervous for some reason. So I have to get my head into the game. I'm hoping to help get my students jobs, build more contacts for the university and find some opportunities and products that might help make my job easier.

So I have to finish packing.

But first, I learned about a new blog: Failure to Form. He tipped me off on a fantastic quote by Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins:

"When you start out with a disadvantage, you have to work harder to do what others take for granted In the end, that gives you an advantage."

He said that quote when he was talking about Mordecai Brown who became a Cubs pitcher even though he had suffered a farm accident that badly damaged his hand.

But that quote... It's so fitting for my kid and all our limb different kids... or any kid that was born with a challenge.

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