One for the Dads

Amy Sweeney by Amy Sweeney Additional Needs

Amy Sweeney

Amy Sweeney

My name is Amy and I’m mum to Wilson aged 3 and Ava aged 4. Wilson has cerebral palsy affecting all 4 limbs along with CVI but it doesn’t let it st...

Any time you read a blog online about children it’s usually from a mum, when you see pictures on social media of children it’s usually with their mum or the picture was taken by the mum.

But dads need a mention too!

My husband is amazing, I could talk about him all day long but the only time you’ll see a picture of him on our social media is on a weekend, and that’s simply because he works all week.

When my son was diagnosed, I made the decision to stay at home and care for him which means my husband has to work so hard to provide for us all, I know he has a stressful job but he never lets it show.

As soon as he comes through the door on a night, he steps straight into dad mode, he does everything I would and always reads a story to our children before bed.

He then helps tidy up and often cooks for us too (did I mention how amazing he was?)

He has never once complained about the mess when he comes home and always reassures me when I’ve had a bad day!

Everyone always tells me what an amazing mum I am and admires how much I do for my children but I don’t do any more than my husband does!

It’s only because he’s out working that it looks like I do more.

When our son was diagnosed, he was the one spending hours and hours researching everything we could do to help, he was the one who called and wrote emails to professionals when we needed to see them more because I was too shy and too polite to do it myself!

There are so many dads out there that don’t get the recognition for what they do for their children but what’s even more special is that they don’t mind!

They just carry on with what they do and do anything in their power for their children just as mums do, because the love between a father and child is equally as incredible as the love between a mother and her child.

So to my husband, thank you.

Thank you for everything you do for not just our children but for me too, just know that although I don’t often tell you, you are amazing!

I really don’t know what we would do without you.


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