Language
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
Back to Firefly Blog

To my husband on Father's Day

To my husband on Father's Day

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

Firefly Blog

Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by special needs parents and
healthcare professionals.

Amy Sweeney

Meet Our Blogger

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 stop him! He loves playing with his big sister.

View Amy’s Profile

Become a Firefly Blogger

Would you like to write for Firefly? Join our blogger network of parents, therapists and professionals.

Get In Touch

Become a subscriber today

Join over 40,000 subscribers to our weekly newsletter with insightful articles just when you need them.

Join Mailing List

By using our site you agree to our use of cookies. Click here for more info.

Accept & Close

No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on

Purchases on $99+

US Customers only. Subject to credit approval. See terms below

Paypal Credit

Pay now or pay over time with PayPal Credit. Just use PayPal Credit in PayPal checkout.

Subject to credit approval.

Purchases of $99+:

No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more.

  • A minimum monthly payment is required and may or may not pay off the promotional purchase by the end of the 6 month period.
  • No interest will be charged on the purchase if you pay it off in full within 6 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the purchase from the purchase date at the Purchase APR applicable to your account.
  • For New Accounts: Variable Purchase APR is 25.49%. The APR is accurate as of 6/1/2018 and will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate (as defined in your credit card agreement). Minimum interest charge is $2.00.
  • Individual items that are less than $99 qualify for special financing when combined for a total of $99 or more in a single transaction.
  • Multiple separate transactions of less than $99 per transaction cannot be combined to meet the minimum purchase amount.

Purchases of $98.99 or less:

Buy now and pay over time with PayPal Credit when you spend $98.99 or less.

  • If you pay your balance in full each month by the payment due date that is on your statement, you can avoid paying interest.
  • Or, make minimum monthly payments, or any additional amount of your choosing, until you've paid off your balance according to your standard account terms. Please note, interest charges may apply.
  • We'll send you email reminders when your payments are due. You can also keep track of your account and view your statements online at any time.

About PayPal Credit

  • PayPal Credit is a reusable credit line available on purchases at thousands of stores that accept PayPal. It's also available for purchases on eBay and exclusively at thousands of other online stores. Plus, it comes with the same security and flexibility you trust from PayPal.
  • If approved, we start you off with a minimum credit line of at least $250. See FAQs for more info.
  • For New Accounts: Variable Purchase APR is 25.49%. The APR is accurate as of 6/1/2018 and will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate (as defined in your credit card agreement). Minimum interest charge is $2.00. See Terms and Conditions tab for more info.
  • If you miss a payment your late fee could be up to $38, even less if it's your first time. See FAQs for more info.

Please wait...