Our world was forever changed when our son surprised us by being born with Down syndrome. Thanks for checking out our website, here’s what we hope to do through it.
Give the World a Window Into the Life of a Family Raising a Child with Down Syndrome
Since I didn’t personally know anyone with Down syndrome, and I wanted some idea of what our life was going to be like, I went online to try to learn more. I found lots of great blogs about Down syndrome, but being a visual person, what I was really interested in was videos about Down syndrome. I wanted a window into the life of a family raising a child with Down syndrome. I wanted to know if my son was going to play with me one day. I wanted to know if he was going to run and jump and skip like most other little boys. And I didn’t just want to read about these things or see pictures; I wanted to see videos.
Shortly after his birth we were shocked to learn that 92 precent of children diagnosed with Down syndrome through prenatal testing were aborted.
Once we got home from the hospital the reality of our new life started to set in. Since I hadn’t known anyone personally that was born with Down Syndrome, I had no idea what to expect. I had no idea what the “symptoms of Down Syndrome were.” Would my son walk? Would we go to school? Would he be able to play? Would he know who I was? Would I be able to worship God with him? Would we be able to study The Bible together one day? The fear of the unknown scared me. A lot. I wanted a window into the future, I wanted to know what lied ahead.
That’s what NoahsDad.com is about. A window for you to see hope, encouragement, and normalcy. Everyday I will be posting a one minute video called Noah’s Minute. These short videos are meant to give you a glimpse into the life of a family raising a son that was born with Down Syndrome. My hope is that being making some of the unknown, known; the unknown becomes less scary for you. My hope is that by subscribing and watching the daily one minute videos that you’ll see our life is much more normal then “un-normal.”
In addition to the daily videos I plan on posting some great resources that will help you understand more about Down Syndrome. I welcome you to leave comments on the site. I’d really enjoy getting a chance to hear your story as well.
Thanks so much for visiting NoahsDad.com, and please let me know if you have questions, or comments!