"I was in the hospital with my wife, and bringing them home and helping out, that was the hardest part," Blackburn said. "Once he was born, I wasn't worried about not getting the opportunity, that wasn't what made me frustrated. It was more I had a family and I have to work."
"We talked about it and he thought I would be good for the job," Blackburn said. "He was trying to get the ball rolling because there was a job that was about to be available because of a maternity leave. It wasn't a done deal, but we were trying to get the ball rolling."