Some hardships would cause a family to crumble without firm structures in place to keep everything stable.
Dad is our structure.
From the moment the doctor brought back the lab results to this day, Dad hasn't wavered in his constant support through each and every bump in the road. I knew from the beginning that Type One had a rather rough road in store ahead for me. But that would only be harder without the faithful love which Dad supplies.
So what makes my Dad so special ...
After thinking it through, not all dads are exactly cut out for being able to help with a "Big League Diagnosis," as our pediatrician put it. And then multiplying such a diagnosis - by three.
When hard times seemed overwhelming, Dad helped make them feel small. Even from the moment we were born, Dad never quit giving of himself to each of us. He was always there when Hannah would cry because giving herself a shot seemed impossible. Dad was there when Daniel lay in bed, unable to imagine how he could feel normal, with so much overwhelming him. Dad was there for me, when I grasped the realization that I was no more just helping manage our T1s, but now it was my turn to live out what I used to only see, but not feel.
God knew that in order for each T1 Trio member to succeed, we would each need a deeply devoted Dad to help in the care for each of us. God knew before we were born that our Dad would have to support three Type Ones through every challenge that a new day brings.
God knew we'd need a Dad - extra special.