Once an energetic volunteer in many activities, Jordan's life took a sudden sharp turn when she fell victim to a connective tissue disease. Her busy schedule came to a screeching halt because of migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, and joint pain. Due to complications of the illness, she was also struck blind for several months. She knows how it feels to be in pain, isolated, and afraid. This is why she can relate to children who are seriously ill.
After Jordan's grandson was severely burned, she learned first hand how helpless parents feel when their little ones are hurting and no one can stop the pain. This enables her to relate to the parents of sick kids. Jordan's hobby of sending cheery cards to hospitalized children and notes of encouragement to their parents soon blossomed into a full time job.
She spread the word about "her kids" to anyone who would listen
and encouraged family and friends to send them "happy mail."
Eventually she created a web site where she has posted hundreds of children's
stories called The HUGS and
HOPE Club for Sick Children.
Jordan, also known as the "Peanut Butter Queen"
Now, this zany grandmother has written an inspirational book of humorous essays, which is illustrated with drawings by sick kids. In Hugs, Hope, and Peanut Butter, Jordan shares experiences from her crazy roller coaster life and lessons she's learned along the way.
To learn more about HUGS and HOPE,
I enjoy writing when I can't sleep at night. I've been published in over 60 magazines, newsletters, and e-zines as well as having several devotions and stories chosen for Chicken Soup for the Soul and A Cup of Comfort books.
I love laughing, life, God, and sometimes people. I have clothes in almost every size, a toothless toy poodle who is brain-damaged, too many shoes that hurt my feet, and a serious husband who doesn't appreciate my sense of humor; but I have fun!
Born: At a very young age,
a loooong time ago
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