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Motherhood after Infertility and Parenting a child with ASD

In awe of my husband

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Grant,

I am not sure how we got so lucky; to have this amazing man in our life. You have the most amazing dad. He loves you more than anything and lights up when he is around you.

Two nights ago you had your first nightmare and woke up screaming unlike I had ever heard at 1:42am. By the time it took me to get from my room to yours, you were already standing in your crib stomping your feet and reaching towards me. Whatever horrible dream you had had scared you so badly. I took no time in holding you close, rocking you and telling you that I was here and everything was going to be ok. My heart broke for you and I wished that I could have taken away whatever it was the scared you. You eventually drifted back to sleep and I went back to my room and hoped the nightmares left you alone. Your dad was awake when I got back and I told him what happened, he asked if he need to go in to see you and I told him that I thought you were ok but loved him for offering.

Then, last night, as we were getting ready for bed your dad looked at me and said “if Grant has another bad dream, just wake me up and I will go get him. I want him to know that I am here for him too.” My heart melted. How did this amazing man come into my life to love our son so incredibly much? I was just in awe of him. It’s what every woman wants… the man she loves to love her child so unconditionally. It makes me love him so much more.

To add too that… today, your dad texted me and asked if I wanted to take you to the zoo this weekend. It may seem small and inconsequential but that small gesture made me so happy. Most men want to spend the weekend doing their own thing or just spend time on the couch watching football but not him. He wants to spend the day watching you see something new for the very first time. To take part in your joy and wonder. He makes an effort to come up with ideas which will make you smile and laugh. It’s simply a dream come true.

You have a wonderful role model, Grant. I can only imagine what a wonderful husband and father you will one day be if you use your dad as an example.

Never forget how much we love you.

-Mommy

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