We are almost half sold out of the first run of Raising a Phoenyx!
I am honestly in shock...Of all the things we struggle with most, it's Phoenyx being nonverbal.
The lack of words.
The absence of a voice.
These themes aren't just exclusive to Phoenyx (we have three nonverbal children) or even to those with autism.
Where there is a voice, there has been a voice that has been silenced. I know, I've been silenced before.
And this is the beginning of me raising my voice. And to know that with each word read aloud, or silently, these words, Phoenyx's words, will be spoken. It's something that I can't begin to describe.
I can't tell you how many times I've cried these last few days. Tears of joy. Tears of knowing that this book will be on your shelf, next to your bed, or in your child's hands. I've already gotten a few photos of kids reading our little book and it takes my breath away.
By reading his book you are raising his voice. You are raising a phoenyx. You are raising my little boy.
And for that, I can't thank you enough.