I started posting family stories to the web in 2002. I started blogging in 2004. I have years and years of storytelling. I go back into the long history of this site – all seven years of it (YIKES) and I realize I have such a depth of experiences, I should dig in deeper and reshare more. But what should I share? How should I share it?
I was thinking I might pull a few old links and give a little context. Maybe a little bit of a Flashback Friday in honor of the flashback theme on Instagram each Friday. I’ll start now… based on a bit of a flashback I stumbled into thanks to Memolane. It’s a cool website that connects to your years of social media and pulls out stories via email each day. This week it remembered five years ago when Jordan and I traveled to Houston to build her second myoelectric arm. I collected the full experience at this link with the last post at the top. (I’d recommend starting from the bottom of the posts and work your way up.)
The second time we went to build a second myoelectric was a very emotional experience. Jordan was highly aware of what was going on and she hated it. I had to bribe her with a ton of food, she was exhausted, I was exhausted. It was just a tough process. To make matters more challenging, the arm broke a few times that year. In the end, she spent more time yelling at the myoelectric arm than wearing it.
The experience pushed me to find more research on limb differences and find more experts in prosthetics. I learned about elbow transplants… and I’m still mystified by the idea. Learn about some interesting research I discovered in 2007.
What experiences are you going through as a parent? I might have a story I can share on another Friday. Maybe spending a little time looking into the past can help us all a little bit more in the future!
Congrats to our THREE t-shirt winners: Claribel M., Brooke S. and Lisa M. There was such a big response, I just had to choose more than one winner. The next step? Go through the votes, pick the winning shirts and start making them. Don’t worry. I’ll get those details figured out soon and I’ll share them with everyone!