"Before he was born, so much of my life was about moving forward. I was always looking toward the next house, the next car, the next job. Having a child with special needs really made me slow down and examine my definition of success. It also opened my eyes to how many people around me were willing to help." "What was your most difficult moment as a parent?" "After being strong for so long, there was a moment when my wife finally broke down. And that was very difficult for me to see." "What was your happiest moment?" "After months of coming home from work every day, kissing him on the cheek, and telling him I loved him— one day he said it back."
"He makes me want to know about little things, so that I can teach him. Like when we sit by this lake, I wish I knew what kind of turtle that was, so I could tell him. And I want to figure out what kind of duck that is, so I can tell him all about it the next time we come." "What do you want most for him?" "Whatever his dreams are, I’m down to ride for him." "What’s your biggest fear for him?" "That he won’t try. If he doesn’t try, I’ll be hurt. Cause then we’ll never know how far he’d get."