So much has happened since the last post.

Jorden continues to practice and play baseball.  His Rockies Little League team is 5 and 2, and they are closing in on the first place Rays who are 6 and 1.    Jorden plays at the DP Little League field this Saturday at 7pm and then again on Monday at 6:30 pm.

Jorden will also be at the DP High School Baseball field this Saturday April 6th for Dr. Phillips Little League Day to throw out the first pitch at their 2pm baseball game.  He was excited to be invited by Chad Wood and Coach Bradley to be part of their day.

Over spring break, Jorden went to visit his Grandma Josephine in Port St Lucie Florida.  This was a huge step for Jorden, the last time he was there was Thanksgiving 2011, before he was diagnosed.  And the thought of going and not seeing his grandpa was very hard for him.  But we went, he enjoyed playing cards, going to the movies and just spending time with grandma.  While at my mom’s, we also ventured to cousin Jennifer and Jordan’s house in Miami.  Jorden had fun with his little cousins Elle, Luca, and Jace, hanging out with Lauren, and he truly enjoyed cooking dinner with Jenn’s husband Jordan.  Once we returned home he was happy to see his friends, and spend time with them too.  He had fun with Cooper and Cassidy on Saturday and then spending time with Johnny, Mattie and Ben at the Barrett’s on Easter Sunday.

Jorden started school part time on April 1st.  This was big. Even though his teacher comes to the house, and he is doing his school work at home, he has not been in school since Dec 2011.  Jorden had major nervous jitters, but once he walked in, saw his teacher and the kids, he was fine.  He had a great day, and with today being his fourth day he is doing very well.  Jorden will transition to full time days starting April 15th.

What is so ironic is that his last day in school 16 months ago he was dressed up as Lou Gehrig and gave a presentation as if he were him.  His last words were the infamous “I am the luckiest man on earth”

posted by Joanne