Now, don't get me wrong. He is also the most stubborn and hot headed man that I know. I guess a lot of men are. I really can't say much because I am too. Arguments are pretty much pointless as we both always claim we are right until one just gives in. It keeps it interesting for sure!
My husband definitely saved me during a difficult time after Camden's diagnosis. I know I would have been stuck in that dark place a lot longer if it weren't for him. I will always remember the day when Richard came to see us two days after we found out Camden had Ds. As you know, he was not with me when I received the results because he was working back home two hours away from the hospital. Looking back I'm glad we were in different places because we both process things very differently. We hardly spoke on the phone in those two days. When he drove up and got out of his truck he said "I'm excited about this." I remember thinking "excited...what the heck is there to be excited about?" From that point on he never looked back. His optimism made it hard for me to be sad. He let me know that it was gong to be just fine...even better than fine. Even now, if I'm feeling down he tells me to get over it. "There is nothing to be sad bout" he always says. He's right this time.
This man loves his children fiercely. He gives all that he has for his boys. His eyes light up when he is talking about any of his sons. He is an amazing man. Happy Fathers Day Richard. We love you with all our hearts!