This weekend we went to one of our favorite hotels for a little rest and relaxation, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country. It doesn’t matter if you have a child with special needs, or a typical child, this hotel has you covered!
There isn’t much to today’s video because I wanted to enjoy my time with Noah and my wife and not be worrying about trying to take a video. Not to mention this hotel has a fantastic waterpark (complete with a lazy river!) built in so I left my phone / video camera in the hotel most of the time and enjoyed the fun! (But I hope you still enjoyed seeing him splash around in the kiddy pool!)
If you’re looking for a vacation that your entire family can enjoy, this is your place. It’s hard to believe this place is so close to our house (San Antonio is about a four hour drive from Dallas.) There’s so much to do at the JW Marriott that you feel like you’re at a tropical oasis, not a mere four hours from the hustle and bustle of Dallas![Read More…]
I’ve seriously have one of the best jobs in the entire world!
I work with some of the most fun people in the world. I get a chance to spend my days making an impact in the lives of others. My co-workers (who are also some of my closest friends) welcome Noah and love on him as if he was one of their own. And we have a very fun and (sometimes extremely) competitive work atmosphere.[Read More…]
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This morning I posted the following comment on our Facebook page:
“The saying “God only gives special children to special people” is whack. Please stop saying it. #SpecialNeedsProTip :-)”
Boy, oh boy, I had no idea how much “Facebook controversy” that status update would cause, or how upset it would make some people.
Most people agreed with me, but a few didn’t. One person actually left a comment saying, “I used to love this page ….[but] I really want to cuss you all out ..” LOL…Wow! You want to “cuss me out” because of a Facebook status update? Yikes! *hugs*
I never want to purposely upset anyone. And I also I realize that a few folks may have misinterpreted / misunderstood the meaning behind my comment so I thought I would write a blog post explaining the meaning behind my Facebook comment this morning.
Does God really only give “special kids” to “special parents?” The answer is both yes…and no. In other words, I think that statement is both whack…and un-whack.
Let me explain.[Read More…]
Down Syndrome Resources
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