Hi. I’m Kathryn Jackson. Wife, Mom, Bible reader and Latin teacher.
I wasn’t always a Latin teacher…you might say that I used to be typical. I was a stay-at-home mom trying to manage the basics of life (like brushing my teeth on a daily basis) while raising three small kiddos. But on April 13, 2010, our family was in a horrific automobile accident. My middle daughter, Anne (5 at the time), was airlifted from the scene to the closest Children’s hospital where she underwent emergency brain surgery and wasn’t expected to live through the night.
Despite all odds…she lived!! But when she awoke from her coma, she was a drastically different person. We have experienced grief and profound sadness while missing our “old Anne,” and it has been a painful road to accepting our “new Anne.” However, God has surprised us with joy in the midst of suffering.
This blog is dedicated to our delightful Anne and how God shows up and shines light in our dark places. My hope is that as you read about Anne and our unpredictable life, you will be encouraged. Thanks for tagging along with us!
The story behind the title, Crayons in My Water, is here.