Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Missing Noah in pictures...part 9

Doesn't he just make your heart melt?  
Noah lost the ability to smile in the last few months of his life, so each picture I have of him grinning has a special place in my heart.  
I miss him more today than yesterday.


fern said...

He's so precious. I love those baby grins!

Ron said...

This is debbie,

Noah is still smiling at you both for the great parents that you are. And will always be.

grammy3 said...

Still here. Thinking about you everyday and praying for healing of your broken hearts...

Sarah said...

What a beauty. His smile does melt my heart.

Thinking of you and praying for peace in your hearts.

The Wagners said...

Ahhh, what a wonderful smile! We're always thinking of you guys. Prayers are being lifted up too.

Anonymous said...

I don't know you bu ran across your blog a few months ago. You and your husband are remarkable people that had the most precious angel I have ever seen. You inspire me to be better at everything in my life and to not feel sorry for myself due to life's circumstances. I pray for your family everyday. I can't begin to give words to help because I have not had your experience. Know that I care and have cried for you, with you, and probably when you couldn't cry at all. Noah and your story has forever touched me.

Also, there is a movie you might want to watch sometime, not now I am sure. It is called Lorenzo's Oil, a real-life version of a family whose child had ALD(a form of luekodystrophy). Their child was diagnosed later, while in school, but the husband and wife(Susan Sarandon) helped find a cure/treatment. It is a truly inspiring story. It just made me think of you and Noah and your struggles.

Just know that Noah has a kitty to play with in Heaven. My cat passed yesterday after a long-fought illness. I would tell him it was okay to let go and to be sure to play with Noah when he gets to Heaven. My cat was a special animal that touched everyone and will be giving Noah butterfly kisses for you. That I know.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Deb,
I LOVE this photo of Noah and can see why it melts your heart. Thank you for sharing these precious memories with us. We pray for you and Josh daily and wish we could take away the pain.
Love, Kathy H.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I thought of you during my quiet time - now I know why (only checked your blog today).
If there is anything us in the blog-o-sphere can do, please let us know.
I'm praying for you & Josh - keep lifting up your head (Ps 121).
Take care & God bless

Matt, Katie, and Sophia! said...

What a beautiful boy!
We are praying that Jesus holds you close and lets you know He is near.

When I, Matt, take Rudy out for a walk every night, I spend the time with God, trying to make sense of this life and praying. I want you guys to know that I'm thankful for your lives and sit with the Lord, though I'm walking, on your behalf.

You both add a big impact on my life when I first became a follower of Christ.
I treasure the bible studies I participated in on Bopp, at Duffy's, or at the Holley's. I remember the prayers at D. Road, the godly lives you lived (and still do), and the ways your lives shaped the lives of others. Josh's bible study on being a godly man and husband prepared me for Katie. I am in debt to you and am forever grateful and awed by the Lauers.

Know that the Schaefers sit with God for you.

Amy Barrett said...

He looks like he's just about to giggle. Makes me want to kiss those sweet cheeks. Praying for you and Josh and the healing of your hearts. You are amazing!


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