Of the entire week, the most memorable and inspirational moment I had was when I was given the opportunity to sit down for a while, alone with my thoughts and write a letter to Ka'eo, Jr. I'm proud of my son and I'm proud of my feelings for him, and just as I shared my letter with my Son-Rise brothers and sisters, I'd like to share them with you:
February 25, 2011
To My Precious Ka'eo, Jr.,
You are my greatest accomplishment in life! I love you with the entire depth of my soul. I am so deeply proud of you. I love and accept everything about you.
I admire that you are able to find such peace and happiness in your own world. I see such courage in you when you try to reach us in our crazy, unpredictable world. Your love means everything to me and the slightest connection with you immediately warms my heart and reminds me what is truly important and precious in life. You!
Your autism has been such an amazing blessing to me because it has challenged me to be the best daddy I can be for you & Koa. It has made me open my heart, my beliefs, and my eyes in a way I never thought possible.
You bring out the best in me and I promise to do everything in my power to join you in your world and help you accomplish whatever you desire, to fulfill your highest potential.
I am so excited for our journey together in complete love & acceptance.