Losing my 19 yr. old son Jordan in a car accident on 10/12/08 has forced me into the shocking, undeniable truth that mother love does not insure control of my children’s safety. I am a wife and mother who has lived for over 20 years with lupus. I have a PhD in Developmental studies and have always loved the lives and minds of children. My work and home have centered on a love for children and the belief that all children are owed love, respect and a chance to shine. I always wanted a big family and being the mother of four fills me with pride. Losing Jordan has set me on this new path to help my family and me find a new normal.