This Thursday is a day many football players around the league are completely dreading...the start of training camp. This time of year is always a rough time for football families because the husbands have to be separated from their wives and kids for about a month while they go live in college dormatories or hotels. Camp consists of working 16 hour days enduring two-a-days in the HEAT of summer and LONG meetings that span from early morning till late at night... all the while hoping and praying that at the end each day if they will still have a job and a paycheck to take home.
For Jordan this Thursday is a day he is dreading because he is having shoulder reconstruction surgery. Most of you know that he sustained a season ending shoulder injury back in May of this year. He has attempted to rehab it, but has been told by 4 diffrent orthopedic surgeons that surgery is his only option at this point if he wants to continue to play football. Unfortunately, that means no football for him this year...which will be the first time in 17 years that he has not played football during football season.
The situation may seem anything but good, but I am a firm believer that blessings in disguise can always be found! This is the first year that we will get to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families! Jordan will get to be around while Hunter gets "mobile" this fall and he will get to be a stay at home dad with me as we raise Hunter together until next Spring when he starts free agency and off season again with another team in another city.
Please pray that his surgery and recovery goes well and for safe travels as we head off to Birmingham, Alabama tomorrow for him to meet his surgeon and go through with the procedure on Thursday.