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  1. daddykirbs

    You have worded beautifully how I feel. I have 5 children, all with unique skills and needs. My 17 year old is autistic. His greatest pleasure (besides ordering french fries at McDonald’s) is working with me in the garden. I tried to put some of that in words in my latest blog post, but do feel that I missed it a bit. Thank you for embracing the gift of your child’s uniqueness.

  2. Thanks for the kind words! All we can do is embrace what we’ve been given, and I try to remind myself of that every day. Putting it into words is just a way of acknowledging and reminding myself of the blessings we have

  3. Michelle

    I really enjoyed what you wrote. It’s nice to hear a father’s perspective on this. My son has Cerebral Palsy and there are many times in which I feel like my husband hasn’t quite reached the understanding that it’s not “just a phase” Ben is going through- it’s not temporary; this is something we will have to work with him on for the rest of his life. I think he’s still holding on to some hope of What Might Have Been. I know he loves our son dearly, but I also know that this is difficult for him.
    But I think as each day passes, it becomes easier for him to adjust to our new “normal”.

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