...for the beautiful song he wrote and dedicated to my middle son, Zac.
Me and my family have been under a lot of pressure as Zac seemed to regress from a normal little boy, who just seemed to be a slow starter with speech, into a dissociative and unhappy lad, who seemed unable to cope with his brothers and sisters playing around him. It's broken our hearts to see him disapear further into himself, and start at pre-school seeming not to recognise anyone there, not teachers, not made friends with any other children and just sit in the same spot each day and play with the same toy car.
He was diagnosed as Autistic, but we are going through other tests currently to be sure he has no illness or anything else that could have caused him to change so much in a year.
Much of my musical plans/aspirations have had to be shelved, as my wife struggles to cope with Zac as well as our other kids. He is built like his dad, and as such is too strong for her to cope with, even at his young age. With no sense of danger, and very little apparent comprehension of what is happening around him, it is largely down to me to keep him safe.
I had told Eric some of this via email, and he wrote the above song the next day.
Me, Sam, Zac and my family truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers Eric, and the song is an incredible gesture, as music is a huge part of both mine and Zacs lives. Sometimes it is the only thing that soothes him. I will be sure and play him your youtube video tomorrow.