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So Corran made fathers day amazing


Note: I've had a few people message me on reddit and facebook with positive comments and with questions about having disabled kids. If you want to get hold of me directly, you can email me at CaptainJamesFrost@gmail.com

Well as many of you know, my son Corran is Autistic.

Before the pity party starts let me get this out of the way. I don't want pity.

I wouldn't have him any other way! My kid is smart as a whip, very logical, low maintenance and, at times he is funny as shit!

The only issue I've ever had was that he never outright acknowledged me as Daddy until very recently.

Well for those of you on my Facebook, or those of you who happen to frequent reddit, that changed this weekend.

How fitting that this weekend is Fathers day weekend.

Well anyways. I was relaxing after a particular stressful week at work when suddenly my son walks up to me.

He has in his possession a magna doodle, which is like an etch-a-sketch but instead of drawing with knobs you draw using a magnet pen that pulls little bits of metal to the surface of the white board.

He gets my attention first off by walking up to me and saying. "Hi Daddy."

This blows me away but nothing prepares me for what happens next.

Corran hands me his magna doodle and walks away. I looked down at the toy and froze.

On the toy are 3 simple words that made my weekend and blew my fathers day out of the water.

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I'm still stuck for words. Not sure how to show exactly how I feel aside from the fact that it feels good.

Anyways. After the shock wore off and hugs and kisses were applied as appropriate, I posted the image to reddit. I figure it would make 3 or 4 people smile and that would be the end of it.

Reddit. Freaking. Exploded.

Here is a link to the thread for anyone who is curious.

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1gffj9/my_son_has_autism_and_never_calls_me_dad_or/

Oh obviously this is the internet so there was quite a bit of negative comments from people who thought it would be funny to tell me to take Corran outside and shoot him.

However that negative stuff was beaten down by a massive outflowing of positive comments, happy and well wishes, someone even gave me a paid reddit subscription for a month.

After it died down a bit I figured it was over.

Nope.

This morning I woke up to a massive influx of happy messages. Also I got a message from a radio DJ in Pakistan who was doing a Fathers day special on his show that day.

This is what he said.

"Sir, This might go unnoticed considering the amount of comments, but I am an RJ here in Pakistan and I have a show at 10 pm PST For fathers day. I will specially dedicate a song to your son and you, even though you most probably won't hear it doesn't matter because this made me smile and cry at the same time. The fact that it meant so much to you shows how much you love him, which to be honest is the only thing any child needs. Undying love and affection. Thank you for making my day, as they say: "Faith in humanity, restored."
Edit: If you do get a chance fm91.com.pk has a live stream, It will be 5 pm GMT.."

Well I tuned in and my wife and I listened to a beautiful song by Queen which was dedicated to my son and I.

The lady who was DJing with him said that it was one of the only times she'd seen tears in his eyes and how wonderful it was. They gave a shoutout and everything.

The last thing of note that happened related to this was something I stumbled upon in the Huffington post.

A nice way to end the day.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/16/cute-kid-note-of-the-day-boy-with-autism_n_3448753.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Anyways. I'm not sure what else to say. This was one of the best weekends I've ever had. I'm so proud of my son. I can't imagine it will get much better than this. A friend speculated that for all I know, the news will get hold of me next (I hope not, I don't think I could take it). Who knows? All I know is that right now, I am one very happy dad.

Happy Fathers day everyone!!

The most appropriate way I can think of to end this blog is the following.

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Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Jun. 19th, 2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
I love your post
Thank you. You've made my day. I too, have laughed and cried with your post.
Joan
g_monkey
Jun. 19th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
Re: I love your post
Thank you for your wonderful comment Joan. This was a really great day (great week actually) for me and my son and it's people like you that are making it better.

Every day I am hearing more and more outpouring of support from people all around the world who have been brought to tears by my sons perfect timing!

Have a wonderful week and keep smiling!!

Simon
Steve Randall
Jun. 19th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: I love your post
You'd have to be a statue to not be moved. I've been crying for a half hour since I picked this up in the Toronto Star.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/06/18/autistic_son_waits_until_fathers_day_to_say_dad_for_first_time_in_his_life.html

Thank you for sharing this with us. I'll never again take for granted the words "I love you dad" when my boy who is 4 says it.
g_monkey
Jun. 19th, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
Re: I love your post
Glad that our story could touch you like it did Steve. Never stop believing in your kids. Right when you think you've seen it all, they surprise the heck out of you!!

I think we can count this as a win for Autism awareness!

Speaking of kids, I hope your Fathers day was phenomenal! And if you're in a different country, I hope it will be whenever it is!! :D
(Anonymous)
Jun. 20th, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
lol.. xbox 360 legend?
that made me chuckle.. good one.
great story. thank you for sharing this message of hope with others.
g_monkey
Jun. 20th, 2013 07:25 am (UTC)
Re: lol.. xbox 360 legend?
Haha yea. That was my blog title before parenting mode really kicked in. I used to be a super serious gamer. Now I usually only have enough time to get an hour or two in before I pass out from all the time with Corran. I have over 100k gamerscore on Xbox live though so I feel pretty legendary :P.

In all seriousness though, I am glad that you enjoyed the story and hope you will pass it on. It really is a win for autism and especially for Corran!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 10th, 2013 08:04 am (UTC)
i am in vancouver, bc canada. if u happen to be here in november 2013 please come to my vegan restaurant panz veggie for conplimentary meals with your son. not just one meal but meals. hope to see you both here. connect good chi氣 both of you.
g_monkey
Oct. 10th, 2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!!
Wow! Thanks! I'll definitely keep that in mind! I'm posted to the East Coast so I'm not likely to be in Vancouver in the near future, but I'll be sure to check it out if I am ever in the area.

I don't really eat meat so a Vegan restaurant sounds awesome!!

If you are ok with it, I'll mention your restaurant in my next blog in case someone from Vancouver who reads it is interested in trying your food!

Thanks again!

Simon
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