Why My Dad is Special to Me

Why My Dad is Special to Me

Hi it’s Isabella! Somebody made me very mad and I would like to tell you about it. I posted a picture on my Instagram account of my dad, me and my boyfriend, and my mom. We were playing together and throwing horseshoes in our backyard with my boyfriend’s parents because it is a lot of fun. I even got one on the pole! My dad is really good at this game and he almost always wins every time. I also posted an old picture I found from when I first met my dad. We were playing miniature golf and I am terrible at that game. My dad really loves to play golf. My mom hates it, but we all like to miniature golf and even Tay can play! I wanted to share my picture and show my newer friends how little I was when I met my dad. I was 7 so he has been my dad for a very long time. Somebody commented on my pictures asking me how embarrassing is it to have a dad who is handicapped. I did not really know what that word means because we say a physical or intellectual disability. My mom said we don’t use that word because it is used as an adjective to describe a person like they are a disability instead of having one. I think that makes a lot of sense because nobody is their disability. I am not a disabled person but I do have a disability. I have autism and I am proud. Did you know that there are a lot of very famous celebrities who have disabilities too? There are and they are not ashamed of them. I think that it is really important for people to know that having a disability should not stop you from being anything you want when you are an adult. If you feel ashamed that means you did something bad or wrong. People did not do anything wrong or bad to be born special.

I asked the girl what she meant when she asked her question because I did not understand it. She asked me if I was ashamed that my dad uses a wheelchair. I said no. Why would people ashamed of that? I told her that a lot of people use wheelchairs and there is nothing to be ashamed of for it. I am very proud of my dad. My dad is a hero and he saved my uncle Matt’s life. I know my dad is different from other dads but it is only in good ways and not because he uses a wheelchair. I told her that and said she should be ashamed of herself because that is an ugly attitude to have and God does not like when people act ugly or if they have an ugly heart. I asked her how she would feel if she had a disability. I asked her if I should be ashamed of my mom because she used to have no hair or because my sister breathes through her throat. No I should not. My mom and sister survived having cancer. My dad does not have scars. He has marks of courage that say I am a survivor.

My dad is the best dad in the world. I have loved my dad ever since I first met him. He let me try using his wheelchair and he let me play with his puppy who is now our dog Cain. My dad is always there and I know I can tell him anything in the world no matter how bad I was and he will not be mad at me. My dad plays video games with me and he is my teacher because I do my school work at home now. It is safer for my mom because she had chemotherapy and could get sick easier. My dad quit working to take care of all of us. My dad makes breakfasts for us too. My favorite is french toast with cooked bananas along with turkey bacon. He is the best cook. My dad comes to all of my sports games and he coaches me. He tells me that I can do anything and even become a famous artist when I grow up or be the president. The thing that makes my dad the most special dad in the world is that he is MY dad. I was adopted. My dad loves me so much that he wanted me to be his real kid. My dad went to court and paid a lot of money to be my dad. He did all of that because I said I wish he could be my real dad. You can not tell me that I do not have the best dad in the world because I know I have him. He is my best friend. Why would I be ashamed to say I have the best dad in the world? That is stupid.

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