It has been four years since I've updated this blog, but I feel I owe it to Noah to write more about his story.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Three weeks and one day ago, November 29th, 2012, our son Noah John went to sleep on earth and woke up in the presence of Jesus. It is very painful to type those words and admit that I will no longer look into those beautiful brown eyes for as long as I am here on earth. We do not know why he didn't wake up, yet. We won't know for a few more months.
If I could write a letter to my Noah, here's a bit of what I would say:
My joyful and sweet son,
Always always remember this; Mommy will love you forever. When I say forever, I mean even in Heaven when I will see your face again. You brought, and will always bring, me great joy. You touched SO many lives while you were here for 5 short years. Mom, Dad, Theo, Grandma, Grandpa, aunts, uncles, and LOTS of friends miss you so much. We all wish we could see just how much fun you are having in Heaven. What is Jesus like? What are you doing? Are you telling your quacker box joke? Are you drawing pictures? I have kept all of your drawings you made for me and will cherish them forever. My favorite one is the card you made me a couple of months ago when I was sick. You wrote "I love you Mom" and "have a happy day!" It's hanging on the refrigerator and I see it every day. I will try to have a happy day, just thinking about how happy you made me.
Some things I will remember about you:
The sound you of you saying, "mommy!" when I walked in the door, followed by a great big hug.
Your jokes and carefree spirit.
Your love for babies and other kids. You were a great friend to your peers.
Your love to draw and create things.
Your love to pray. You always prayed for others.
Your creative imagination. You were happy to play with anything.
There are many things that I will remember about you. I will continue to write them down so I can look back on them and never forget.
I love you so much my son,