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