Date published: 13 June 2016 by Anna Jackson
They say being a parent is the hardest job in the world! But they didn’t say much about how hard it is to be a parent to a terminally sick child.
When my brain started to fail me, you could have given up on me, but you didn’t. You could have taken the easy way out, left mum to pick up the pieces, but you didn’t.
You are there to take me to the toilet in the night when everyone else is asleep, always reassuring me that everything is okay. You take me places that me and mum can’t go, you push my wheelchair for miles and do hills. I need you when we go swimming, and you never let me down. You are the STRONGEST! Always there to pick me up when I get clumsy and fall. You work super hard to make money so that we have money to do nice things and make memories. Oh, and how could I forget, your silly dad jokes that having me laughing all the time.
Who said, children don’t need their fathers? I don’t know what I’d do without mine.
I love you dearly dad, and wish you the best for father’s day x