About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.

How We Told Our Friends Our Child Was Born With Down Syndrome

Before this blog was started I wrote about our journey on my personal website (I’ve since have closed that site down, and have focused my blogging efforts here.) If you’ve read Noah’s birth story you know we had no idea Noah was born with Down syndrome until several hours after his birth. As we were [Read More…]…

A Few Thoughts On Brotherly Love

One of the best things about the stage of life we’re in right now as parents is watching out two boys play and interact with each other. In fact, few things make my heart smile more. Click play on the video below to see a quick video of what I get to see day in, day out. [Read More…]…

I Have A Dream….For Every Person With Down Syndrome

Last week’s in Noah’s class his teachers wrote out a dream they had for each student. As you can see below their dream for Noah is that he would continue and learn. In other words, that he would never give up, and would keep moving forward in life. My wife and I both thought that was [Read More…]…

A Very Special Thanksgiving With the Longhorn Band!

If you’ve ever seen any of Noah’s dance videos then you know how much he loves music! So when the University of Texas Longhorn Band came to Dallas to play at the Cotton Bowl, I took him to watch the band rehearse and he loved it! I shared the video of Noah having a blast watching the band [Read More…]…