On December 15, 2010 we had our first son, Noah David Smith. This is one of the first pictures we took with him as he entered the world.
I couldn’t believe how incredibly beautiful he was, and he couldn’t hold that huge smile of his back. It wasn’t until a few hours later that I discovered the reason for that huge grin! You see, our little boy came into the world with a secret that his mom and didn’t know about; he had an extra 21st chromosome. Noah was born with Down Syndrome. Little did we know that this little boy of ours was about to change our life (for the better) in ways we never even imagined…!
This website is an attempt to document the journey of our family,and especially our son, Noah. We want to show the world what life is like raising a child born with Down syndrome. Additionally, it is our hope that the stories (told through videos, images, and words) found on this website will be a source of strength and encouragement to the many families who have children with special need, or who have received a Down syndrome diagnosis. I have no idea what God has in store for our family, but it is going to be awesome watching it unfold. We invite you to join the story with us.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments you have. We are very open about our journey, and will try our best to respond to every message received.
I’ve also made it very easy for you to keep up with our journey through our “stay connected” page. I hope you’ll take a second to visit that page and sign up for our updates. We would also enjoy getting to know you, and your family as well. Please feel free to comment on any of the posts on this site, I promise you every comment will be read. In addition please be sure to check out Noah’s Dad on Facebook where there are thousands of families waiting to say hello!
Thanks so much, and I hope you enjoy the journey!
-Rick (Noah’s Dad)