It’s been almost 17 years that I’ve been Alice’s dad. Parenting in general is a challenge. Parenting a child with multiple disabilities has been a real bear of a challenge. There are some days when it’s easy and those are a gift. There are other days that just grind you down. While Alice has been going through adolescence, there have been more “grind you down” days, for sure.
I decided that I needed a reminder for myself to help me be the kind of dad that I want to be, so I chose this:
Essentially, it’s a nod to doing Captain America cosplay with Alice as well that I identify with the character, but most important when I feel ground down, I can look at it and get a solid reminder that the strength is there.