“She only has one hand,” my husband said to me. I had just awoken from recovery, so I was a little foggy. “What?” “She’s missing her right hand,” he said. I looked at him and said, “Are you kidding? That’s not funny.” “I’m not kidding, honey. There’s a doctor waiting outside to talk to us.” I immediately broke down. How, as a mother, did I not know? I just saw her! I thought to myself. I guess they only let me see her for a few seconds and I didn’t even get to touch her. And now that I thought about it, she was wrapped in a blanket and only one little hand was sticking out, and then she and Russell were gone… How did this happen? Why did this happen? How does a baby not have 10 fingers and 10 toes? “Where is she? I need her now!” I am not a writer not a blogger. I’m just a mom who journals. This is a testimony about what it’s been like raising a limb-different child so far, from birth to age six. It’s hard to raise any child. But when your child is labeled as “different”, it’s a whole new ballgame. I hope you can find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Katie Wyman and her husband Russell had their first child, Jeten in 2010 and Paisely followed the next year. Maverick recently came along in 2017. The Wymans are very close and love spending time together traveling, camping, and relaxing at home. They also enjoy time with Katie’s parents in their Park Rapids, MN home. They have been very active as foster parents since their license in 2016. Katie has been a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota for many years. The entire family is very active in Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Williston, North Dakota, and God is the center of their lives.