The journal entry I wrote when I learned my daughter had apraxia

By Laura Smith|November 26, 2017|Apraxia Awareness Day, apraxia blog, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Uncategorized|

It’s November of 2017 and we are decorating for Christmas!  I’ve been trying to do some deeper cleaning too because man do things accumulate!  I happened to run across some old journals of mine.  This one struck me, I guess because since I wasn’t yet blogging, I had not ever gone back and read what I wrote around the time she was diagnosed.  It’s a good reminder of just how far we have come.


Oh Ashlynn.  How my heart breaks that you have apraxia.  You are such a sweet, fun, and happy little girl, and it makes me sad you can’t tell me what is in that pretty head of yours. People always stop wanting to talk to you.  You smile, but no words come out. You’re talking so much more at home, and I work on your speech with you everyday.  I don’t want to burn you out or have you think I’m disappointed when I correct you, and so far you are agreeable to the help.

I always want you to know I love you and I’m so proud to be your mom.  You are a wonderful big sister to Jace, so sweet, loving,and caring.  Jesus is in your heart and shines through you.  Together we’re going to beat apraxia.  I love you Angel, my little Ashlynn Kay.


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