- being a strong support for our family. I lost my job a few years ago and he’s never once pressured me about not being able to find care for Richie so I can work outside the home. Kirk works ten hour days for us and he never complains.
- being an incredible father to Richie and Tiki – and for treating Richie as if he’s one of his own. Hearing him introduce Richie to people as “my son” melts my heart every time.
- being patient and loving to Richie when he has his meltdowns. Kirk knows how to calm Richie down by being firm and clear, but he’s also gentle and patient. It’s both amazing and a privilege to watch him in action. I am truly blessed.
- the millions of times he has said, “Do you think Richie would like trying this?” Kirk brings fun and adventure to Richie’s life and he always reminds me that we must keep trying new things!
- the hugs, kisses, tickles, and playful moments Kirk shares with Richie. Children with disabilities need affection and love in their challenging lives. Kids like Richie have to deal with so many things and they go through these experiences often alone because of their inability to communicate. Dads like Kirk make life a little easier to bear.
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