Saturday, February 14, 2009


I was 42 years old when I first met Tony. The son of a co-worker who has Rubenstein-taybi syndrome. At that time Tony was 20 years old. Looked like 10. Mental capacity was estimated to be about a 3rd grade level. He communicated with signs, needed all his daily requirements, other than eating, completed by others. He attended a local special needs school and seemed to be quite a happy kid. Tony had a Downs sister, Elaina, and for the most part they did not get along too well. At the time, I had no idea that in just a few short years, I would become Tony's stepfather. I also had no idea of what that meant. I'm not always sure that I have it figured out today. But I am learning. And that's why I want to share what God has taught me about "life" using my son Tony. I want to share stories and real life incidents that have changed my attitude in so many areas. So I invite you to follow along, get a real world look at life with Tony!