Reason #453 Why Being This Boy’s Dad Is Awesome: This Face On My Desk. Daily.

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I could never count all of the reasons I love being this little boy’s father. I have no idea how it’s possible for my heart to contain this much love, but every day, just when I think it’s impossible to love someone any more than I love this little boy (and my wife) I wake up even more in love than the day before. My heart seriously feels like it’s going to explode it’s so full.

It’s amazing. 

To anyone that thinks raising a child with Down syndrome is a ‘sad story,” think again. There’s no sad in this house.

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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.

Comments

  1. oh my goodness those are the cutest pictures I have ever seen!  He is so happy! Gods bless you Noah you are a little doll! 🙂
     

  2. Janabwolfe says:

    It is amazing raising a child with DS. Everyday brings new mile markers… and things we once took for granted, becomes miracles! Enjoy each day and celebrate each miracle, after 31 years I still am! ((Smiles & hugs))

  3. I love the pics and they make me smile and laugh!!!  Thanks for sharing!! 🙂 

  4. MADDISON JACOBS says:

    OOOOOOOOMG I LOVE THOSE PICTURES OF NOAH HES SO HAPPY IN THEM HE IS SUCH A GREAT LIL MAN N YOU N YOUR WIFE ARE DOING A GREAT JOB WITH HIM  SWEET LIL NOAH YOU ARE THE SWEETEST LIL BOY YOU BRIGN A SMILE ON MY FACE EVERY DAY IF IM NOT FEELING GOOD ALL I HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT YOUR SWEET FACE AND THOSE BLUE EYES  N I FEEL GREAT , AND MY BAD MOOD IS GONE  HUGS LIL MAN

  5. brianfalexander says:

    Love the new update to the site. I think it’s just a standard them update, but sitll..looks great. He’s growing up fast!

  6. Pezhead10 says:

    he is so sweet!! i miss him! see you soon. love ya’ll

  7. Ok. So THOSE are now my new favorite pictures. Love them!!

  8. Christi Mikkelson says:

    Noah, you are just way to cute for words. Each time I see a picture of you, I can’t help but smile……..

  9. Jennifer Carson says:

    Love, love, love these pics of Noah…make me smile!!  I agree with you 100%.   Being a parent is the most awesome experience and it never ceases to amaze me how much I love my kids.   Although we’ve been parents for a while now (our oldest of three boys will turn 12  next month), having Tyler 17 months ago has been an  extra blessing.  His being born with Ds has really, really taught us the importance of living in the moment, and it has been a joy watching him grow and develop.  I love my older two boys and I was thrilled when they hit their milestones or learned something new.  However, I never worried that they wouldn’t do everything a child was supposed to do, when they were “supposed” to do it, and I don’t think I really appreciated their development and celebrated as fully as I could have.  With Tyler, I don’t take anything for granted.  We are so proud of every accomplishment, big or small and this has translated into being more aware and more in the moment with our older two boys as well. We’ve been so blessed and I think Tyler’s very existent has taught my husband and I to be better parents to all our kids.  My heart is overflowing with love for my three sons. 

  10. adorable pictures

  11. Kathryn Rogers says:

    Awwwww, he’s adorable!  How could anybody be sad with that sweet face around.  I’m going to have to bookmark this post so I can look at this when I’m down about something………

  12. carole goodman says:

    Noah is such a happy little guy, these pics are truly amazing. I wish i had more of my great grandson Hunter 🙂

  13. It’s so nice to hear you say that…I feel the same way about our little Noah. I wouldn’t want him any other way, he is absolutely perfect!!! God definitely knew what our family’s needed when he gave us our precious boys. I really enjoy reading your posts and blogs, you and Noah are truly inspiring!

    • @facebook-1678942649:disqus Thanks for the kind words.  We are just trying to love on our son the best way we know how.  Glad to be on this journey with you.

  14. Sarahbishop1504 says:

    Our kids are almost the same age! My son, Jonah, was born in November of 2010. You guys were such a blessing to find! We are going through the exact same things at almost the exact same time! I know I have found a lot of comfort in that (the whole knowing your not alone in this big world thing) Our little boys are so much alike, and I love reading your posts! Can’t wait til next time, God bless! 🙂

  15. Your little guy is adorable!  What a light in his eyes!  He clearly loves you as much as you love him!

  16. oh he is so precious. seems like the happiest baby around! 

  17. I love Noah too! My Billy is 56. I just dropped him off at the grocery store where he works. I heard all the “Hi Billy” shouts, saw his acknowledging smile, and fell more in love with him.

    See his smile at http://www.grownmannow.com.

    Thanks for the joy you spread.

    • Thanks for the kind words, and for sharing your website! Where are you guys from by the way? 

      •  We live in Kingsport  TN. I want to tell all the young parents how fortunate they are to have such good services. We had no help at all when Billy was born in 1956. He changed the course of my life (in a positive way).

        I would love to send you a copy of my memoir Grown Man Now. Can you email me your address?

        jschulz@hartertn.net.

  18. Hi Noah! I think that you and my daughter Kira could be good friends!

  19. Padamowski says:

    These pictures are adorable.  They remind me so much of my son when he was that age. He is now 15 and the greatest kid in the world.

  20. PAT OLIVER says:

    I have a nephew with DS. he is 20 years old. the pictures are so cute.you are so blessed.THANKS! for sharing.

  21. Misstskitchen says:

    I totally agree! My heart is exploding everyday. It is all about the love. I have a gorgeous 6 year old son named Liam with Up Syndrome like Noah.

  22. Roberta McAfee says:

    I have a granddaughter with DS and she is the joy of our lives.My daughter ans her husband have done a great job with her. She is 12 yrs old and they have been the best 12 yrs. She has a few medical problems but she goes through them like a little trooper.I wish we had a site like this when she was a baby so we had someone to talk to. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. A Roberts says:

    Oh! This brought happy tear to my eyes!

  24. patricia says:

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  25. Renee LaRoy says:

    I was searching google for quotes about love in the images section and your sons face drew me in.. He is gorgeous.. Your truly blessed 🙂

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