I had someone tell me it takes a special person to parent a child like David. It takes a special person to be a parent. Period.
Any man can be a father, donate DNA, that kind of thing. But to be a parent, a “dad” takes something more.
To be the dad of a special needs kids isn’t something that everyone can handle. I get that. really, I do. But… and I say but…
How do you know, if you don’t try.
We had a special couple of parents help us with David for a while this year. I believe in my heart that they are special. I am honored that they were chosen to work with our son. I am sorry it didn’t work out for both families, and I understand why things didn’t work out.
I hold no grudges. Bear no ill will.
I don’t want them to feel uncomfortable by my calling and saying this, so I hope that they read it here on my Blog.
Thank you friends, I appreciate the fact that you tried to work with David, when so many others in his young life said no. I hope that these events won’t turn you from your role as a respite family. Remember this, every child is unique. All it takes to make a special change in the life of a child is for someone to look at them and tell them “you matter.” By giving David a chance, you told him that, even if you didn’t use the words.
In my book, it is you who are the hero. For bringing a child you know nothing about into your lives and opening your home to him.
David said that I should say hi to you, if I talk to you again, so “HI!” from David. He got a haircut this week and looks so handsome.