Well it’s that time again. The week before Christmas!
If you’re anything like me (and I really hope you aren’t) you’re planning on knocking out some serious last minute Christmas gift shopping the next 5 days! If so, it’s ok. Really. Just take a deep breath, relax, and let your fingers do all the last minute shopping for you! Isn’t the internet awesome!?
12 Awesome Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For A Child Under 25 Dollars!
All of the items listed below are handpicked as some of Noah’s very favorite items, all of which are on sale for 25 dollars or less, and can be delivered to your (or your loved ones door) in time for Christmas! Pretty cool, huh?
Also most of the items have FREE SHIPPING as well. You can’t beat that! Oh, and if you’re a member of Amazon Prime (you are a member of Amazon Prime aren’t you?) you can get overnight shipping for 3.99! Now that’s awesome! (By the way you can get a free 30 day trial to Amazon Prime right now. If you aren’t a member you really should check it out as there are a TON of benefits!)
I can’t believe you turned two years old on Saturday. Time really does fly. We had a great time celebrating your life with some of your little buddies on Saturday. Your mom did such a great job planning your party. You and I are super crazy lucky to have such an awesome lady in our life. We both hope you had a ton of fun on Saturday and felt honored and loved.
This has been a big year for you. First let me just say that you don’t have to ever do anything to earn my love nor is there some random millstone that I’m waiting for you to accomplish that would somehow make me more proud of you. I’m already at maximum love and pride capacity. In fact, I’m overflowing with both. So every year is a big year for you as far as I’m concerned.
You’ve blown me away with all that you have accomplished in the last 12 months and to just say I’m proud of you would be a massive understatement. I hope more than just hearing me say those words you are able to see that I’m proud of you as I love on you as your daddy every. single. day.
Every day when I wake up and see you lying there in your crib (unless you’ve already woke up and you’re lying there having a mini-party) I am blown away that I get the opportunity to be your dad. It’s seriously amazing. I feel like I won the little boy lottery or something (ok, that sounds sort of weird, so scratch that illustration.)
As you’ve gotten older your smile and joy has gotten 20 million times more amazing. Your smile is so huge it seriously lights up a room (and my heart.) I can’t get enough of your smile and laughter. The way you play and have fun and explore and dance is so much fun for your daddy to watch. I love it.
Noah I couldn’t have even dreamed of a more perfect little boy in my head. You are way better than the pretend kid I made up in my head before you born. It’s funny how in life we sometimes we think we know what we want, but in actuality we have no idea. God knows what we want so much more than we do. And He shows me that more and more every day. There is no doubt His ways are always better than our ways. Always.
I still remember the second your mom and I found out you were born with Down syndrome. We were so scared. We had no idea what that meant for us, and especially for you. Turns out none of those parenting fears came true. As I’ve said before Down syndrome is sort of like the monster under the bed. It’s pretty scary until you realize there’s nothing to be afraid of after all.
Noah I’m so in love with you. Every time I look at you I’m reminded of The Glory of God and how He has crafted you into His image. You are so unique and so full of the joy of God that it spills all over everyone any time they are around you. (including your mom and I.) And I love it.
Again, words can’t say how proud I am of you. You are changing the world and changing me. And I love it. Every day is better than the day before. I want you to know that these last 2 years have been the best 2 years of our life.
You make our family better. In every way.
You make our life better. In every way.
You make our days better. In every way.
And we love you.
We feel like the luckiest parents in the world to have you as our son. I want you to know that your dad and mom are here for you. We are so much in love and you have made our marriage better than it’s every been. You NEVER have to worry about your mom and dad not being together. We are committed to God, to each other, and to you. I want you to know that next to Jesus we are your biggest advocates. We will speak when you can’t. We will fight when you can’t. We will push forward when you can’t. Always. So know that.
I’m looking forward to another great year being your dad. I hope this year I can show you even more than last year a small glimpse of the love that God has for you as I love and shepherd you. I want to remind you once again that no matter what the world tells you, you are made unique, and created and crafted in the image of God. God designed you with a purpose and your life matters a great deal. You aren’t a burden, you aren’t suffering, you aren’t “disabled.” You are 100% a co-equal with every other person on this planet. And God has some great plans for you.
I’m love having a front row seat to your life as I watch God change the world through it.
I love you. I love you. I love you. Let’s keep doing this thing!
We had a great time at the 2012 Dallas Buddy Walk this afternoon. I’ll be sharing some photos just as soon as I can, but I wanted to share this super cute video of baby Noah getting his Macarena on real quick.
Just in case you haven’t seen one of Noah’s other dancing videos, this kid likes to dance!
As you can see in the video he has no fear just jumping right on the stage in front of the American Airline Center and getting his dance on. I love it!
I also love that I married to such an awesome wife (who you also see up their dancing with Noah) who isn’t to cool to have fun. We are so blessed to be this little boy’s parents!
Does your child like to dance? Leave a comment below and tell us about it! (Bonus points for sharing a video and/or picture of your little one showing off his or her dance moves!
As cute as last year’s costume was, I think it’s safe to say this years tiger outfit takes the cake! What do you think?
I just want to say for the 1 millionth time….I love this kid!
Oh and if you thought Noah’s last dance video was mega cute, just wait until I share the video I took of him tonight.
Spoiler Alert: Super cute dancing baby Tiger! Yelp, it’s coming.
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What did your child dress up as for Halloween / fall fest / great pumpkin holiday / or what ever you call today? (I just call it random-reason-to-dress-your-kid-up-super-cute day by the way.) Be sure to share your cutest Halloween pictures in the comments below. We can’t wait to see your pictures!
Today is my wife and I’s faith wedding anniversary. I am so blessed to married to such a loving, gracious, patient, and kind girl. She’s an amazing wife, mommy, doctor and friend. Oh, and did a mention that my wife is also a superhero? Yes, a real life, x-men style, superhero. Complete with super powers and all.
Let me explain.
My Wife’s A Superhero
“Superhero: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also : an exceptionally skillful or successful person”
We’re out of town today and I only have about 5 minutes to write this blog post before heading out for the day. However, I just want to say my wife’s picture should appear next to this definition. She is as exceptionally skilled as they come. She has a career as an amazing pediatrician, she’s an amazing and involved mommy to Noah, a supportive, encouraging wife to her husband (that’s me.) She likes to cook (and she’s great at it) so we always have outstanding home cooked meals. She doesn’t like doing laundry (who does?) but somehow n the middle of everything else she has going on, my sock draw is always filled up with clean socks. (I call it my magic sock drawer.)
She never complains. She (almost) always has a smile on her face. She’s simply amazing. I really don’t know how she does it all. She really is a real life super hero to me.
She’s stood by my side through some hard times, and supported me all along the way. I mean it when I say I don’t know what I would do without her. My life is truly better because of her. She is my best friend.
I’ve heard people say that raising a child with special needs was tough on their marriage. While I can’t speak to other people’s marriages, but I can honestly, 100% say, our marriage (and our faith) is stronger because of Noah. We have become even bester friend because of our son. I love coming home each day. I love spending as much time with my wife (and son) as I can. I love the family that the Lord graciously allows me to be a part of.
Life is good.
Oh, and by the way, she even let me have an iPhone groom cake for our wedding. See, I told you she was awesome!
I love you Abbie. Thanks for being you.
To all the married couples out there, how long have you been married?
Noah has been pushing his walker for awhile now. His favorite would be the Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! Stride-to-Ride Dino that he is using in today’s video. (Which also made our list of top toys.) We’ve been trying to get him to walk on different surfaces since he is becoming a pro on the carpet in our house. Today we took him out in the backyard to get to experience walking on grass for the first time. The options for different textures that your child can walk on are endless from sand, tile, gym mats, to puddles just to name a few. All of these different surfaces are helpful not only with walking but also with sensory development.
Balance and Muscle Control
Just look at that balance!
Walking on sand, grass, and other softer surfaces activates different muscles than walking on a hard surfaces. The child is having to counteract the movement of the surface with their body, especially their core (better known as balance). Balance is something that a lot of children with Down syndrome can struggle with due to hypotonia and changing up their walking surface challenges this weakness. We all know that we get a much better workout if we go running in the sand than around the track for the same reasons. It is also the theory behind those popular shoes that are supposed to tone the lower body (are those working for anyone?). It will help the child become even more controlled on a firm surface helping them master walking.
Changing up the surface with a push toy in particular will change the resistance the child is working against. Grass and sand offer a lot of resistance so the child really has to push, where as tile may cause a face plant the first few times you try it out as the toy can get away from them. Even carpet was initially hard for Noah as the toys could get away from him too quickly, so putting him in the grass offered him a way to push the toy on his own as well as build muscles. The resistance also activates the core, and if you have learned just one thing from our therapy visits it is that the core is the center of the majority of motor milestones.
Keeping those feet bare will help with sensory integration for the child as well. We have talked about how swings are also important for this as well. Experiencing textures helps their brain process all the different sensations from the poking of grass, to the coolness of tile. I encourage you to get the added benefit of plopping your child down on surfaces so their hands can get the benefit too. Noah is not a big fan of touching grass, but the more exposure he gets the better he does. Sand is an awesome texture for sensory integration as they can really dig their toes and fingers into it. We’ve heard shaving cream is pretty awesome too, but we aren’t quite ready for that mess at our house.
This post is going to be a little different than usual, but today’s video marks such a significant event in my life I thought I’d share with you guys, and tell you a little bit about my story before becoming Noahs Dad in the process. The story behind the story so to speak.
So I hope you’ll accept my apologize for Noah only being in about 3 seconds of today’s video. However, I included lots of pictures from our weekend to make up for it. And don’t worry, tomorrow’s video will be jammed packed with lots of Noah cuteness.
At the pre-graduation ho-down. Noah isn’t a big fan of cowboy hats.
Those moments you think will never happen….sometimes do.
Sometimes in our life there are moments that we think will never happen.
They seem so far off.
So impossible. So unlikely to ever happen to you that when they do, it’s almost unbelievable. Like you’re watching a movie and your watching s a character playing you, doing what you wish you were doing.
Then you realize it’s real. The event really happened. It’s really you. Doing something you either dreamed you were doing, or doing something you never in a million years thought you would be doing.
That’s what today was like for me.
Today I Received My Master’s Of Theology (ThM)
The class of 2012!
But to quote one of the first phrases in To Kill A Mockingbird, …It started long before that.”
I’ll save you the long back story, but I’ll tell you this: 15 years ago no one (especially myself!) would have ever thought that I’d one day be receiving a Master’s degree, much less a Master’s of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. But after a five very long years it happened.
“I can’t believe we let this guy in here…”
“I’m going to double check your admission application on Monday…”
“No, seriously. We are.”
And I seriously can’t believe it. Today as I walked across that strage I was once again reminded that God is faithful. And He can do things in and through your life that you never thought possible. It’s amazing. And I’m humbled.
It’s real! I really did it! Woot!
A Few Thoughts On Seminary, Religious Crazies, And Cool Pastors
For those of you who only knew me from as “Noah’s Dad” l wanted to take this opportunity to share a little bit of my story with you. If you have any questions about any of the stuff I talk about in today’s post, feel free to ask them in the comments. I don’t mind at all.
Why I Hesitate to Tell People I Went To Seminary
I wrote in a previous post a little bit about what a seminary students’ actually like. But to be honest, I hesitate to tell people I went to seminary because there are so many misconceptions about people that go to seminary, that are pastors, that are “in ministry,” etc. I’m also well aware that lots of people have been hurt, judged,or treated wrongly by a religious person (read: religious crazy) and the last thing I want is for someone to think I’m anything like the religious nut they may have met once. So I usually try to get to know someone first before talking about what I “do.” One of the best things anyone can ever tell me is, “Wow, you’re not anything like the (fill in the blank with some religious term) I meet once.”
I love breaking stereotypes.
“Yah…!! Daddy did it!”
“I REALLY can’t believe he did it.” (Just joking, she always knew I could.)
If you’ve been following our story the last 22 months then you probably already knew I went to seminary, but if not, now you do. Hopefully we can still be friends.
Why I Went To Seminary? (or) How A Cool Preacher Changed My Life.
About 15 years ago I slipped into the back of a large singles Bible study. There was a guy preaching name Todd Wagner. I had heard a lot of preachers in my life, but none of them sounded anything like this guy. He was authentic. He was honest. He was cool! No offensive, but most of the preachers I had seen on tv looked like the kind of guys who got picked on (a lot) growing up. (And they all had those awkward “evangelist’s haircuts.) Not this guy. He actually looked, and dressed, cool. I know it sounds pretty superficial, but realizing that pastors could be cool (read: normal) was a turning point for me.
Two of my favorite people, Noah and Todd!
I went back week after week, and bought as many tapes (yes, tapes!) as I could afford. I consumed them. I played some of them so many times I have sections of them memorized to this day. He was teaching truth, and the more I heard, the more I wanted to hear. I had never heard anyone teach the Bible like Todd did. It blew my mind (and changed my life.)
One day Todd invited me to hang out with him at his office in Dallas. I had this beat up car, with no A/C and drove that thing all the way to Dallas in the heat and traffic (it barely made it) just to hang out with him for a little bit. It really meant a lot to me that this awesome preacher took an interest in this 18 year old, punk kid’s life. (Quick reminder: You never know the impact you can have on someone else’s life by investing in them. Don’t ever count anyone out. Ever.)
I remember thinking to myself that someway, somehow I would learn to communicate the Bible like Todd. I found out Todd went to Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and I wanted to go there also. I was an 18 year old kid, so I didn’t know much, but I knew I had to do whatever it took to go where Todd went so that maybe I could learn to talk about the Bible that way he did.
Turns out 15 years later, I actually would attend DTS.
But man, it seemed so far off. I didn’t even have a high school diploma! How the heck was I ever going to get my Master’s degree ?
And I needed to work on getting these braces (and my gold chain) off first!
My wife (almost) married a thug! Oh man….ha,ha.
Todd, thanks for investing in my life all those years ago (and for continuing to do so today.) Thanks for showing me a “different” kind of Christian. And thanks for your faithfulness as a pastor, friend, and follower of Christ. I can never repay you for all the ways your friendship, love, and Biblical teaching have shaped and guided my life for ever. Thank you.
By the way to all my friends reading this blog post, if you enjoy hearing life changing messages I encourage you to check out some of Todd’s sermons. I think you’ll see why I speak so highly of him. And if you aren’t plugged into to a good church you can even watch Watermark’s services live and free online anywhere in the world! So be sure to check it out.
What A Difference A Decade Can Make
I lost the braces. And grew up.
Let’s just say a lot of things happened in my life over that that next decade that God would use to eventually get me to DTS. I met one of the most loving, gracious, and encouraging people I’d ever meet, my wife. She believed in me. And my dream. She saw things in me that no one else did. And she loved me. A lot. I don’t think anyone else (including myself) ever thought I’d actually make it to DTS.
But she did.
She ALWAYS believed in me…even when I didn’t believe in myself. I love this girl!
I had to first go to undergrad. (And do well enough to somehow get accepted into graduate school.) I moved to Houston to attend the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) I moved in with some guys that would become some of my closest friends, and got involved with a church that God would use to transform me. I graduated with a bachelors degree in corporate communication.
Isn’t she a beautiful bride? (And don’t worry…it’s just juice!)
i had an iPhone cake before many people even had an iPhone. Yes, I’m a geek.
I got accepted into Dallas Theology Seminary (another miracle.) My wife got accepted into the residency program she wanted to be in, also in Dallas.
It was a happy (and very bright) day!
My wife finished her residency program. We had an amazing (and adorably cute) son.
Our son had lots of surprises in store for us.
I graduated from seminary!
Pretty cool hood, huh?
…but it wasn’t easy.
Every Story Has It’s Challenges….
Life’s not all rainbows and bunnies….
As I was writing this post and reflecting on the last 15 years of my life I was reminded of God’s faithfulness and grace throughout it. I faced some pretty big challenges in my story, and God allowed me to overcome them. Many of the challenges I faced I brought upon myself, but some I had no control over; they were the sort of challenges we all face. But again, I look back over the last 15 years of life with a heart full of praise as I think about how God guided and shaped my life through all of these circumstances.
I could write about a million challenges I faced during that time, but I’ll share a few of the major ones:
We were told in addition to Down syndrome our son could also have a very rare (and deadly) genetic condition know as GA-1, and that it would take 3 months for us to know for sure (right in the middle of my final exams.)
I had to take (and pass) 5 semesters of Greek, and 4 semesters of Hebrew. (which is another miracle.)
And just today we received a call in the middle of the night from my wife’s mother telling us that her grandmother had passed away. (While this didn’t happen while I was going through seminary I found it interesting that it happened while I was working on this blog post. In fact, this is the point in the post where I quit writing last night, in order to finish up today….)
Man. It’s been one heck of a journey lately. That’s for sure.
But the truth of the matter is struggles aren’t unique to us. We aren’t the only ones who have faced challenges recently, and honestly our struggles pale in comparison to some of the struggles that others are going through. The bottom line is we all go through challenges. It’s part of life. The question isn’t will you go through challenges / hardships / surprises in life. You will. The question is how will you respond to life’s challenges when they come your way?
…in this life fear is going to constantly be knocking at your door. And every time it does it’s up to you to decide you will win; fear, or truth. And in this house we’ve made a decision that fear doesn’t win in this house, God does.
I encourage you to make the same decision. It isn’t always easy. But I’ll promise you that 100 out of 100 times hope is always better than fear. Always.
…And Every Challenge Teaches Us Something.
Sometimes you have to meet a goat before you realize you don’t like them.
If you’ve stuck with me this long, thank you! As I mentioned about one thousand three hundred words ago, today’s post is a little different than others. I hope you didn’t mind. I just wanted to take this opportunity to share a little bit more about my story with you. We’ll be back tomorrow with more epic Noah cuteness. But before I end this (super long) post I wanted to share a few nuggets of truth with you as a take away. Sort of a moral to my story in progress.
Make time to invest in the life of other people.
Never doubt God.
When it looks like the odds are against you, watch out, because God REALLY likes bad odds.
God’s plan for your life is probably much different, and certainly much better, than you ever could have imagined.
Telling someone you believe in them is a much bigger deal to them than it is to you. Take time to encourage someone today. It only takes you a few minutes, they may never forget it.
You have no idea what you’re capable of.
Friendships and relationships matter.You aren’t meant to live life in isolation. Find people who are sold out for the things that really matter in life and hang out with them as much as you can.
Who you date and marry matter.
The underdog sometimes wins.
Each of us are only one phone call / conversation / Doctor’s visit away from news that could change the entire course and direction of our life.
Not all preachers have to look dorky and have funny looking hair.
We will all face challenges in life. And when we do we have a choice to choose fear or truth. Choose truth.
In the long run, God always wins.
Greek and Hebrew are hard. Avoid it at all costs. Unless you’re trying to earn a ThM. In that case, find a really good tutor.
Dreams that you think are impossible, may actually be more possible than you think. (I also think I’ve heard that somewhere before….)
I Hope We Can Still Be Friends.
Thanks for letting me have a chance to share a little of my story with you. It’s so much fun sharing our son’s story with you and getting the chance to learn more about yours as well!
Noah’s not all that impressed….
I hope you found some encouragement in today’s post. And for those of you who aren’t Christians, anti-religion, etc. I hope we can still be friends. It’s amazing how many people get upset when I even mention God on my Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Etc. I get messages like “I come here to read about your son, not a bunch of religious talk.” Many of those same people have sent me kind messages in the past, commented on our blog, etc. It surprises (and hurts) me that people could be so quick to write someone off simply because they are Christian. I have lots of friends who aren’t Christians and their relationships mean a lot to me. I hope those of you who aren’t Christians know me well enough to know I’m a pretty normal guy. (Ok, maybe normal’s not the right, but you get the idea.) I hope that you don’t tune me out or stop being my friend just because I talk about God sometime. I promise, if you give me a chance you may find out that I’m not like some of the other Christians you may have met.
And if you’re one of those preachers with weird hair…I’m sorry, but you and I can’t be friends. At least not until you get a haircut.
I leave you with one question. What’s one dream you have that feels like it’s completely impossible? Completely out of your reach? I want to know about about! So please take a second to leave a comment below and tell us. (And don’t worry, no dream is too small…or too silly. So don’t be afraid to leave a comment.)
The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas will be hosting the 2012 Dallas Buddy Walk at Victory Park in a few weeks and we’re calling all of our blog readers to be one of Noah’s Game Changers! Keep reading….
What’s the Buddy Walk?
If you don’t know much about the Buddy Walk it’s an annual Down syndrome awareness event started by the National Down Syndrome Society that takes place in cities all across the United States. In addition to creating awareness, the Buddy Walk raises funds to help provide resources to people with Down syndrome and their families. In fact, our local Down Syndrome support group provided us with some great resources when Noah was born…which was a life saver for us considering how our hospital provided us with almost none. #HospitalFail
We were in New York a few weeks ago to take part in the New York Buddy Walk (and see Noah’s picture in Times Square!) This will be the second year in a row for us to be a part of the Dallas Buddy Walk (be sure to check out my thoughts on our first Buddy Walk.) We’re excited to hang out with so many of the friends we’ve made in real life as well as meet some of the new ones we’ve meet through this site and our Facebook page.
Will You Be One Of Noah’s Game Changers?
Noah’s team name this year is “Noah’s Game Changers” and we’d love for all of the game changers who read this blog and / or hang out with us on our Facebook page to be a part of the “Noah’s Game Changers Team.” No matter where you live you can be one of Noah’s Game changers…here’s how!
1. Walk With Us
If you live in the DFW area we would love for you to come out to Victory Park and walk in the Buddy Walk with us! If you’re the parent of a child with Down syndrome you probably already have your own Buddy Walk team participating in the walk. If that’s the case please let us know so we can say hello! (One of of our readers suggested we all meet up and do a big group picture. I think that’s a great idea! Let’s make it happen.)
But if you are a developmental therapist, friend, facebook buddy, blog buddy, teacher, or just someone who wants to come out and support Noah and the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas we’d love for you to be a part of our team! You can visit this link to sign up to be one of Noah’s Game Changers and join our Buddy Walk Team!
For those of you who can come out and walk with us, here’s the details:
2012 Buddy Walk
Sunday, November 4, 2012
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
AT&T Plaza at Victory Park
2500 Victory Avenue
Here’s an event map for the Buddy Walk!
2. Make a Small (or large) Donation
The Buddy Walk is one of the major fund raisers for the National Down Syndrome Society and the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. As I mentioned both of these organizations do a great job supporting people with Down syndrome and their families, and any donation you make will go directly to helping them help others.
Each Buddy Walk team sets a financial goal that they hope to reach as a team. To be honest I think our goal is pretty low considering how awesome (and generous!) all of you guys are. I never ask for money / donations on this site, but this is such a fantastic cause so I’m asking you to skip a latte (or two) this month and make a little donation to our Buddy Walk team. It would really mean a lot to us. Plus your donation will go a long way in helping others. Which is awesome!
If you don’t live near us we would still love you to be a part of the Noah’s Gamer Changer’s Team by making a small donation. It’s super simple to donate. All you have to do is click here. Thanks so much!
No matter where you live would you mind taking a minute to pray for all the Buddy Walks taking place all over the Word. Pray that God would use these Buddy Walks to help the world learn more about Down syndrome, and ultimately that more of these children would be brought to full term. Please be sure to leave a comment if you can commit to praying since being a “prayer partner“ certainly qualifies you to be one of Noah’s Game Changers!
4. Share And Stay Connected
Words can’t describe how incredible the community is that’s formed around this site. It’s been an honor for us to get to know so many of you as you have commented on our posts, shared pictures and videos of your family on our Facebook page, tweeted us, etc. We don’t get the chance to reply to every comment and email, but we read (and appreciate) them all. (And I think we do a pretty decent job of replying back, all things considered.) Thanks for being such great friends. Yes, friends.
Just so you know it really helps us spread the word that Down syndrome is ok when you share, LIKE, tweet, repin, comment, plus, email to a friend, share on your Facebook page, etc our blog posts and content. So thank you for that. Also if you have a blog we’d really appreciate it if you’d link to our site and/or any articles you may have found helpful. If you do, please be sure to let us know so we can check it out! Oh and by the way, Noah wanted me to let you know he thinks that anyone who links to us is “very cool!” (And we agree.)
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Thanks again, and we hope you’ll be one of Noah’s Game Changers!
Have you been to a 2012 Buddy Walk yet? Leave a comment and tell us about it. (Bonus points for sharing a picture.) And be sure to let us know if you’ll join us as one of Noah’s Game Changers. We sure hope you will!
As I was driving home from our monthly Rockin’ 21 party tonight I passed this interesting street sign in the middle of a large subdivision. The bright yellow street reads, “Autistic Child“(people first language?) and pictures two children playing on a see saw. There was also a matching street sign across the street from this one.
I had never seen a street sign like this before so I snapped a quick picture. (I hope the people who live here don’t think I’m a creeper or anything. Ha!)
I’m super curious since I’ve never in my life seen one of these signs; have any of you ever seen on these signs before? If so, do you know what they are for (I’m assuming so people will slow down.) If the city / sub-division pays for them (I’m assuming they don’t.) And if the parents have to get permission from the city / sub-division? (I’m assuming they do.)
I can see pros and cons of having a sign like this in front of your house. What are your thoughts on the “Autistic Child” Street Sign? Leave a comment below and let me know.