Happy Father’s Day!

When a man finds out that he is going to be a father for the first time, I assume that certain images go through his head. Images of his son being the star quarterback for his high school, or his daughter being a head cheerleader…

But when he finds out that his child will be paralyzed, I assume all those images fly quickly out the window. Being a dad has become a whole different monster now. He trades his images of cheering on the sidelines for images of hospital visits and surgery. He gives up hope for Heisman trophies and baseball scholarships. This game is all new to him. Spina bifida is a fight that there won’t be a championship for. He has to learn to trade his touchdown champ for a computer technician…or maybe he doesn’t…

He has to trade images of a homerun batter for images of a librarian…or maybe he doesn’t…

Images of his child being the next Roger Federer fly right out the window, but maybe they don’t have to…

Being a father to a child with spina bifida is a whole new sport, one that most are not cut out for. It takes a man of great strength and courage.

Being Daddy to this little guy takes a whole other breed of man.

For those of you who have stepped up to the plate and been Daddy to these amazing children, I’ll be your cheerleader! You totally rock!

About Misty

I'm a Christ follower before anything else! I was born with spina bifida. I've heard it called the most devastating, crippling birth defect that is still compatible with life. I have a totally different perspective on that. I'm married to a wonderful man and we are getting ready for some new beginnings! Jump on for the ride!
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5 Responses to Happy Father’s Day!

  1. Kimberly says:

    LOVE this!! It’s all so true! Especially the part about how these kids and their Daddy’s ROCK!

  2. Krissy says:

    Yay! I am printing this one out for the hubby, and not just because Ginger Pig got a photo in! It is so true… people radically change their expectations when they hear those dreaded words, ‘disability’, but so often they don’t NEED to. Our kids are wonderful, and by giving them every chance they continue to exceed out expectations and show us that 99% of them is still ‘ability’!
    Love you Misty. Boobin sends you hugs and kisses! xxx

  3. Kerri says:

    Well put Misty! Thank you!! xoxo

  4. Tiffany says:

    Great post!!! :-)

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