Amber, even in your time of sorry, you still find time to comfort all of us with your pictures. Noah is so dearly missed and I’m still crying but I also feel so blessed to have walked this journey with your family. I will keep praying…
How can we humans be so tough and so vulnerable all in the same package? Your hearts must feel so battered. Mine does as I look at these photos and I was with you for just a few short hours. Yet we keep on going. You’ll keep on going. And the love and faith that you have shared have made huge ripples which literally circle the world. And their power, your strength will give so much to so many people forever. We must all thank you. And we must all let you be weak and vulnerable. Mourn your sweet baby boy. Know that if each one of us could carry a tiny part of the weight of your loss we would. But life’s not like that. You will bear that unbearable weight yourselves. I just hope that our love and care will give you some small respite even just for two seconds as you think of those of us who weep with you.
These brought me to tears but not necessarily because of sadness. You can see the look on his face and you know that he felt nothing but love . What a blessing to have these photos….I can only hope that my son feels love like Noah clearly did.
I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I have no words…we have never met and I have only recently found this blog, you are such an inspiration for me. Your love, your faith, has simply amazed me. I have thought of you for days and will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Your little boy touched so many people, made me fall in love with him through his smile I also have a 6 year old son and we prayed for Noah together everyday. I’m praying for you and your family for continued strength . God bless you! We love Noah!
What a tremendous gift these pictures are. While my heart is broken for those Noah left behind, I am encouraged and humbled by your approach. What grace under pressure. Sending more warm thoughts from Minnesota….
Amber these pictures are beautiful. I will never forget the 1st time i met Noah and the rest of your family at st. Baldrichs event with the 501st and the time we had at the star wars birthday celebration party it brings tears to my eyes as i type this. I am truly sorry for your loss may he rest in piece and free from the pain flying high with the rest of the angels watching over you and your family
Amber, First, these images from Terri are truly amazing. I have always admired her work….but these are just incredible! And thank you for allowing Noah to touch my life for even just a short time. I was not going to say anything because there are not words that could ever express the feelings surrounding the loss of a child…..ever. But I have been thinking about you and your family–lots…I hope Noah was able to see that he graduated to a Bear Scout this month….and received the geology belt loop, etc. Anyway…when there are just no answers for things that happen, it’s hard to find the “good in it”….but I read Conversations with God many years ago and there was a section in there that talked about how, as souls in heaven, we choose who are parents are going to be. AND we choose the challenge that we want that life to be…and then we come into our earth suit to achieve it. In my heart, I need to believe that this was Noah’s plan……and he chose you (and Dennis) to be an advocate to go out and change the world. Not unlike Jesus in many ways, he died for this cause. He chose an amazing woman with drive, intelligence, clarity and heart….even your business can be a tool in creating the communication and message to get this word out. Noah chose the right person for the job. You and your family are an inspiration…..I will be making a contribution to Noah’s Light and will schedule follow up contributions….and will encourage others to do so as well. Noah has given you the training….and now your mission is just beginning. I began to write this message several times….but perhaps it was my own conversation with God that was the inspiration to finally post or maybe it is I who needed to hear this…..but another “good in it” has inspired me to slow down just a little these past few days…..and give my own boys some extra hugs of gratitude and spiritual hugs for Noah. Thank you for maintaining this blog….so that we can all share in the gifts that Noah brought to us…..so that we can all find the “good in it” and flip this huge sacrifice into inspiring love and healing. Noah lives with God’s gift of eternal life…..he has simply left his earth-suit. Just like in the Velveteen Rabbit….we have to remember that Only The Love is Real. Thank you again….and God Bless.
Most wonderful pictures! You will treasure forever. Our heaven is sooo lucky to have Noah. He is so blessed to have had such a wonderful family too. All love and thoughts to you and ZsaZsa! Teedee Blue
I only “know” you and your precious son’s battle through our mutual friend, Lynn. I only hope that the strength of prayer can get you all through these next weeks and months. Please know that Noah has been the focus of our prayers, for a miracle and if that was not possible, for a gentle journey to heaven. I lost my only sibling, a brother, when he was a very young man, so I do understand your daughter’s loss. I cannot fathom the depth of the loss of a child, so I don’t pretend that I do. May the peace of the Lord be with you all. Stacy
Amber, I have followed your blog for many months. You truly have a gift in writing. I felt that I was with you in every moment that you shared. We love you and are praying for your family. I love your strength and dedication to your faith in God throughout the struggles you have been through with Noah…..I know I would be lost if I had to go through even a second of what you have had to bear. We would love to be there with my family to celebrate Noah’s life with you but unfortunately we will be unable to attend, but please know that we will be with you in spirit and praying for you always…..Trish, Jason and Shepard Family (Nancy Miller’s daughter)
Amber, I just read the kiss, i cried thru the whole story. The Faith, Love, hope, and determination to carry on this beautiful child’s life. I admire your gift in giving your Little Jedi to all of us, thank you so much, I am eternally grateful to you, for the days and days you so torn and worn from the ache in your heart, continued to let us all in on the life and death of a true WARRIOR!!!!!!
His celebration of life service will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Service starts at 10 am with music starting at 9:30
Walking processional to Reception after at Town Hall, 851 Celebration Ave. All are welcome.
The force will always be strong with this one. Praise God! We are wearing green – Noah’s favorite color – and as you can imagine, when honoring a Jedi, there will many there. Very child friendly. It is a celebration of his life!