There’s a verse in 2 Timothy that reminds me 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 was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech in January 2015. When he was diagnosed he could only say a few words. Jackson is determined, he perseveres and he’s worked hard to find his voice!
This year as we prepare for Apraxia Awareness Day, we are celebrating in a BIG way: Jackson Has Found His Voice!
After years of intensive speech therapy, my kiddo is talking my ear off.
He still has work to do because some of his language is unintelligible to the untrained ear.
But he’s talking.
He’s trying to sing songs and there’s even times I ask him to be quiet.
My kiddo is a miracle!
Jackson is proof that with handwork and perseverance (and a really good SLP) Apraxia can be overcome!
That’s why I write about Apraxia. That’s why I educate and advocate. Because this determined little boy has been entrusted to me.
On Sunday, our family will celebrate our third Apraxia Awareness Day. 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!
Last year, so many of you joined us as we raised awareness for Apraxia. You sent us photos that we included in Jackson’s scrapbook, you shared Jackson’s story on your Facebook pages, you raised your voices for our little boy!
This year we’d love for you to do it again! Spread the word! The more people the better!
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 or #JacksonFindsHisVoice to share your pictures with us on social media.
Let’s celebrate Jackson Finding His Voice!