Saturday, June 19, 2010

SPD Blog Carnival Celebrating Fathers

They say the second time you fall in love with your husband is when you see how much he loves your child

But for a lucky few in my sisterhood of special needs mums  there is a third time ..

The time when you find out your child is on a different developmental trajectory than you thought he was on

And your husband still adores  him just the same

Never once talks about ( or even thinks about ) the football, the cricket  , the boarding school etc that he was "meant" to go to .

Is still cheerfully teaching him how to throw a ball ( for R simply cannot do that yet ) ; shaking his head ruefully saying " isn't it strange how he can add and subtract but not throw a ball "


Anybody can become a Dad,

But it takes a real man to be a great  Special needs Dad

I am glad that man is mine

Happy Father's day to a fantastic  father

I hope all  the wonderful fathers I know including my father,  the man I married, the Mr Daddy's of this world and the other  wonderful special needs Dads I know- had a lovely Father's day this week

Hartley is celebrating Fathers this month in her blog

To visit Hartley at her blog carnival and meet other families that talk about their lives go here at Hartley's boys

23 comments:

Rachel said...

Is it any wonder I adore you?

You manage to capture gratefulness in every post and that picture is simply priceless.

On top of being incredible parents to an amazing boy... did you ever think you'd make such a stinkin' cute one?!?! Because that expression just makes me want to scoop him up for myself! :)

What you have said is so very true. And I can attest to it from the other side (being the special kid myself with a dad who loved me).

Truly - there is nothing more important he can do for R than to love you like he does.

Happy Father's Day!

Jules said...

Could you please tell me how one might email you? (if possible)

K- floortime lite mama said...

Jules my email is KajoliT@msn.com

Lisa said...

What a sweet image, I see admiration for each other in both of their eyes.
You have beautiful strong men in your life K and you truly are blessed!

Hugs
Lisa

Kris said...

How sweet. My husband too truly accepts my little guy as he is. R is so lucky to have you both!!

All About the Bailey's said...

that was Beautiful

Ashley Sisk said...

This is so sweet - I tear up thinking how wonderful your husband must be. You're so lucky to have such a wonderful man (and little boy) in your life.

Marvelous Mommy said...

"They say the second time you fall in love with your husband is when you see how much he loves your child" SO true! Great picture! Have a great weekend!

Sassy said...

What a beautiful post! You have an adorable family! I, fortunately am in the same boat as you and have a wonderful husband who loves our children despite any disabilities they face. We are both very lucky women! :)

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

Such a beautiful picture of a beautiful relationship.

shirley said...

Oh, just beautiful and so true. I can see how proud he is to be R's daddy.

PS - #1 was Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners!

Alysia said...

Perfectly said. Some husbands run and hide, but it sounds like you and I were both lucky to have married the superheroes.

Thank you for sharing.
Alysia
http://www.trydefyinggravity.wordpress.com

SoCo mom said...

That was a beautiful post. And so true. I just love that photo -- it just radiates love!

Casdok said...

So very true :)

Wendy said...

What a great tribute to your DH. I love the picture!

Melody said...

Again, I smile and love your point of view. That is such a precious capture...tickles my heart.

Heather B said...

What a beautiful picture! You can see all of the love that's there. Your little one has a fabulous dad!

Patty O. said...

Great post!

Lea said...

This was a great post to read. Thank you for sharing.

Tammy said...

I read your post and immediately thought of my husband and 11yo son. My husband trys to teach him to throw, but my son just doesn't get it. I'm always amazed at how patient my husband is with him.

Anonymous said...

Nice post, kind of drawn out though. Really good subject matter though.

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On my life as the mother of an adorable 5 year old with Autism and Apraxia