The man my daughters call “Dad”.


My husband is an amazing father who was thrown into the special needs world almost four years ago. It is not the life we wanted, but none the less, it is our life. Chris has accepted this life with grace and loving kindness. As a father to our two girls, he patiently loves them with a selfless, ever-deepening love. I couldn’t be more thankful for the man my daughters call “Dad”.

I have seen him lay down many hobbies, peripheral friendships, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities all for the sake of our family. He amazes me every day with his tenderness and renewed strength.

Thank you Chris for deciding to stick it out.
Thank you for coming home to us every night.
Thank you for being the strong one when I am on the edge of breakdown.
Thank you for learning a new vocabulary and new positioning techniques.
Thank you for being the homeschool administrator, pharmacist, laundry specialist, maintenance and repair man, and my dreamboat all rolled into one.

Thank you for so many other things that I can’t seem to type right now because I can’t see through the tears.

I love you more than I’ll ever be able to tell you.

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2 Responses to The man my daughters call “Dad”.

  1. Melinda Davis says:

    From the moment I met you BOTH I knew you had a place on God’s “most special people” list. He tells us that to whom much is given much is expected SO I KNOW that He knows you can handle this awesome challenge. You both have been given a gift by finding each other. I am proud of you!

  2. Valerie says:

    Thanks Melinda! We had such a fun time with George and Maggie in our Sunday school classes. I love looking back to see how God weaves people in and out of our lives during different parts of the journey!

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