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To my husband on Father's Day

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...

To my husband on Father’s Day,

I want you to know that I genuinely believe you are the greatest dad to our beautiful children.

You often don’t get as much recognition for all that you do for us but you’re ok with that, you don’t need it as long as you know you’re doing the best as you possibly can then to you, that’s all that matters.

As a mum I am always hearing from others what a great job I’m doing, how my children are happy and that’s down to me, I get praise for taking our son to appointments, doing his physiotherapy, keeping track of letters and medications. But in all honesty, I couldn’t do it all without you.

I call you throughout the day when I’m struggling and you always pick me back up.

You always tell me everything will be ok and it always is. If we need to go to an appointment that I think I’ll need support with you move things around and take the time off work, even though I know it means you will be under more pressure from your job doing so.

If our children ask you to take them to school in the morning, you’ll work late so you can do it.

If I think there’s equipment that will help our son, you’ll do all in your power to make sure he gets it. You do the research as much as I do and yet, I’ll get the praise for doing it.

But it doesn’t bother you. You put in extra hours at work to give our children the things that they want. But as soon as you come home, your work phone is switched off and your dad mode is switched on!

Our children love nothing more than a daddy cuddle and they know that you’ll always be there for them, no matter what.

When they are unwell, you’re up with me during the night helping them.At night, when our children have gone to bed and you’re tired from a long day at work you don’t ever question if they shout you up to see them, if they call daddy, you are there.

I have absolutely no doubt that no matter what, you would do anything for your children and I think they know that.

So on this day, I want you to know how appreciated you are, our children’s happiness isn’t down to me, but to us as a team and I want to thank you for everything you do.

Happy Father’s Day


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