Devoted dad and army veteran with severe stammer perseveres to read daughter bedtime story
Despite suffering with a severe stammer, this devoted army veteran dad ensures his daughter never goes to sleep without a bedtime story.
For many, reading a story to your child is a simple enough task, but Lance Lambert, an ex-soldier, 29, from Watauga, Texas, USA, admits that for him it proves to be an incredibly difficult one.
As six-year-old Avery listens on lovingly, Lance grafts his way through her favourite story Aladdin in a heart-warming display of devotion and perseverance over personal struggle.
When Lance’s stutter full takes hold, Avery adorably intervenes to help her frustrated father find the right words and leans over to kiss him on the head in an act of comfort.
Lance said: “She loves when I read to her and doesn’t care one bit that I stutter.
“It’s a very difficult and frustrating, but I’m her dad and this is what dads do.
“I actually apologised to her for having a father that stuttered, but she told me it was okay and made her love me more.
“That really chocked me up.”
Though he may have served two terms in Iraq, Lance admits that his biggest battle has been his life-long struggle of living with a stutter.He said: “It’s awful, most of my life I have been depressed about it.
“It makes me feel so self-conscious and unconfident that I try to avoid talking to strangers whenever I can.
“I uploaded the videos in the hope that others with stammers find some comfort in knowing they aren’t alone in their struggles.
“And to show future fathers with stutters that we can still do a great job, it’s just a little more difficult for us.
“There have been some really harsh and horrible comments on the videos but I just delete and ignore them.
“I don’t care about that; this is about helping and encouraging other people who, like me, suffer with this every day.”