A verse in 2 Timothy stopped me in my tracks when I read it the other day. When read in context, it refers to our faith and God’s word, but I couldn’t help but think of the amazing thing I’ve been entrusted with.
A little boy who has Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
2 Timothy 1:14 says, Guard that good thing entrusted to you.
Each day God reminds me that I’m Jackson’s biggest advocate.
Jackson is determined and he’s working hard to find his voice; but until he finds it, John and I are called to speak on his behalf. Our job is to fight for our son.
We are the only ones who will be his voice until he finds his.
That’s why I write about Apraxia. That’s why I educate and advocate. Because this determined little boy has been entrusted to me.
Next week, our family will celebrate Apraxia Awareness Day for the first time. We share our story hoping it will encourage others facing difficult circumstances. We share our story to point others to our only true source of hope – Jesus!
Most people know nothing about Apraxia, but it’s my job to change that.
We’re asking our family and friends to support Jackson on May 14th by wearing their Team Jackson t-shirt or the color blue!
It’s a simple gesture that will speak volumes! Words aren’t even needed!
We’d love for you to take a picture of yourself wearing blue or your Team Jackson t-shirt on May 14th! You can use the hashtag #TeamJackson to share your pictures with us on social media.
Let’s raise our voices until Jackson finds his!