“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” — Sigmund Freud
Let me be brave.
Let me say:
How lucky I am to watch the man I love nurture our children every day.
How they will not only learn to cook and clean from him but learn to express their feelings.
While they will learn equally important things from me, they are lucky to have an honorable man to love them.
In 2010, the divorce rate was 3.4 per 1000 population, according to the CDC. The rate of divorce for couples with children who have special needs is higher than this, although it is unclear how much higher. The strain that parents undergo in taking care of their children with disabilities or other needs is intense, and it affects all areas of our lives. This is why it’s important to take the time appreciate the people closest to us, and what better day than Father’s Day?
We see amazing dads at our office (and amazing moms, too). Whether they are leading the path for their family at work or supporting their partner as they manage their child’s disability, we are in awe of each dad we see.
It is a lot to keep a job, be a partner, a husband, a father, employer or boss and allow space for all of that in the face of disability. Thank you, dads, for all you do.