Thursday, April 23, 2015

Supporting Our Family

It's official... On May 9th,we are moving to Houston for the year to be close to Jackson's medical team! The details are starting to come together as we make plans to go ALL in this next year to best support our family during the upcoming season. It's been difficult to once again box up our lives, but we are forever grateful that Chris' job will allow him to work from home for the next year as we do everything we possibly can to get Jackson on the road to thriving with his special heart.



Prayer changes everything! We believe in the power of prayer and we have seen incredible things come together as  people have rallied with us to pray over the many details that go into making all of this work. Here are specific prayers:
  • Healing over Jackson's heart!
  • Wisdom for Jackson's team led by Dr. Fraser (his surgeon)
  • Clarity for Chris & I as we make a lot of big decisions 
  • Peace and comfort for all of our kids (Ava, Jackson, Hadley)
  • A smooth transition of moving and getting settled before his first surgery


  • Pledge for Jackson's Funky Beat walk (Info below)
  • Make Jackson a card, give him a high five, and show him some love!
  • Take a cool picture or find something that reminds you of Jackson and use the hashtag #jacksonsfunkybeat
This little boy is only 3 and is about to face an intense battle for his life. Despite all that is wrong with his heart, he is filled with joy and is so perseverant. We would love to eventually organize a walk/run for everyone to participate in, but with his first surgery quickly approaching we've created a way you can still help encourage and support our family.


Jacksons Funky Beat Walk
On May 3rd, Jackson will take to the park to show off his super strength. He will walk a mile to encourage all of you that no matter what circumstances you face, with God's help you can do it! We are asking that you consider pledging any amount (nothing is too small) to encourage him and support his medical expenses. All donations will receive a #jacksonsfunkybeat bracelet! Please pledge to our Go Fund Me link to the right of this post. For more information, see our Facebook event: Jacksons Funky Beat Walk This is our biggest need currently as we face a lot of medical out of pocket expenses, moving expenses, lodging, etc.

Thank you to everyone who is reaching out to help our family during this time. We know that God is going to do amazing things this next year and we hope that each one of you that is investing in our family feels just as much a part of the journey as we are. We can't do this without the support and love of each one of you! We didn't choose this journey, but its a journey that makes life incredibly rich in so many ways. Join us in fighting for our boy... it's going to challenge you in more ways than you may even know!

1 comment:

  1. Allison MassengaleApril 30, 2015 at 6:15 AM

    I woke up praying for you guys this morning - your family has been on my heart constantly! I was talking to a mom whose daughter is going in for brain surgery in May (she has a rare condition with many tumors in her brain, and has seizures), and she shared with me that every time she starts worrying about the future, she says to herself, "oh honey, don't borrow trouble from tomorrow." It's simple, but she says it has helped her stay in the present. As I was praying for you guys I opened my Bible to read a devotional for today, and this verse was at the top, "He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper." Psalm 1:3. I am praying and trusting that God will provide the comfort and strength you need for each day, one day at a time.