Perspective: From the heart of a special needs father:
You are lucky because you never use words like autism, spectrum, bipolar, sensory, anti-psychotic, manic or nonverbal in relation to your children and may not even know what they mean. I am all to familiar with them and wish I wasn’t.
You are lucky because your kids have friends, even if they could pick them better. Mine don’t have any and that breaks my heart.
You are lucky because your kids curse and are disrespectful. Mine have never said a word and I would give anything to hear him say Daddy.
You are lucky your kids wear clothes even though you can’t stand their tastes. Mine can’t stand the feel of clothes on their skin.
You are lucky you have to take your kids to practice and run like crazy shuttling them around. I will likely never have that opportunity.
You are lucky you can’t get your kids to eat their vegetables. I can’t get mine to stop eating things that aren’t food.
Your are lucky your kids have a boyfriend or girlfriend even if you think they are wrong for each other. Mine likely won’t ever have the experience.
You are lucky your kids break curfew or sneak out to a party. Mine won’t even be invited.
You are lucky to go places on the holiday’s even if you’d rather stay home or can’t stand your family. My kids can’t handle the holiday’s let alone the get together’s.
You are lucky to have extended family and even friends.
Most of ours have long since left because our life was to complicated.
You are lucky your kids will build their own lives. I’m terrified of what will happen to them if I die.
Perspective is an amazing thing. Hug your kids and never take anything for granted.
I am lucky to have a brother in law who keeps on keeping on.
I am lucky to have a sister who suffers daily pain to improve the lives of her childrren.
I am lucky that God has blessed me with 3 unique and amazing nephews that I cherish.
I am lucky that I can look from my porch and see you all and be close enought to get to you if neeed be.
I am lucky to have the 2 of you Rob & Lizze in my life.
I am lucky to be counted among the few that are given the chance to wonder at the amazement of the boys.
I count these things and the 2 of you among my blessing daily. I am blessed to be a part of your lives.
You are lucky to have each other to lean on and to know that the 2 of you are so close.
You are lucky to have the wonderful support I see on here to help you just that little bit more.
You are lucky to have these beautiful boys that love you beyond compare.
You are lucky to have a wonderful, smart and amazing sister in law down the street to help out when you ask (you need to ask more).
You are lucky to have the love and devotion of a beautiful wife.
You are lucky to have an AMAZING teeam of doctors that have been there for you.
These are just some of the blessings I count for you daily.
I love you guys! All 5 of you and Maggie too!
Way to one up me…… ;). Thanks though. Very profound.