A week of 1 years....July 13th, 14th & 18th

One year.

365 days.

8766 hours.

July 13th 2010
I can't believe that much time has passed since Noah made his miraculous entrance into this world and our arms, changing our lives forever. I thank God daily for Noah's precious life and giving us a glimpse of heaven through my sweet son. Happy 1st Birthday my precious Noah Alexander!

(more on his birthday celebration in another post)
Here's my posts from last year....

July 14th 2010
This was such a surreal day. I can recall the details like yesterday. Huddled on my bed as a family, cuddling you & talking to you as you took your last breath and left our arms for the arms of Jesus is something that is forever imbedded in our minds & hearts. No one should ever have to watch their child leave this earth. Yet you left so peacefully, there was definitely the presence of God in the room as the angels ushered you to Heaven, we all felt it. How amazing that all you knew in this life was love and so much of it!!! Happy 1st Heavenly Birthday!

July 18th 2010
The day we laid your earthly body to rest. Just typing that brings me to tears. It still doesn't some real at times. Where has this year gone? On one hand, it just seems like yesterday you were here & we were experiancing all this. Yet in other ways, it seems like this year has lasted a lifetime. I can't remember what life was like before you Noah. So much has changed. I remember wanting the viewing to last forever just so I could still see your precious face. But all too soon it was over. Then the pain of tucking your covers around you for the last time hit.

Tucking covers around you in a casket instead of a crib.....there are no words to describe how that felt.

Praise God we know that was just your shell, that you are alive and well in Heaven, anxiously waiting for us all to be together again as a family! As this first year has passed, we are 1 year closer to seeing you again Noah.

We are SO thankful for the promise of Heaven! And thank you to so many of you who have stuck by us this last year & have been such a great support to us. I don't know where we'd be without the thoughts & prayers of so many along with the many words of encouragement, hugs & those who have just walked alongside of us during this time in the valley. God bless you all for your compassion & selfless love!

Here is the video I made for Noah's memorial service.

We love and miss you SO much Noah!!!!


  1. Happy Heavenly birthday to Noah. I read Noah's story and watched the memorial video and was so moved with compassion and with understanding.

    My daughter had a baby named Samuel who was born without a brain (anencephaly). The doctors thought he would die in the womb, or die shortly after birth...but he lived 13 days! It was such a blessing to get to spend that time with him.

    They took him home after a few days and we even took him to church one Sunday. The power of the Lord was so great, and He enveloped us all with His love and His strength. (As I am sure you understand.)

    On the morning he died...we felt the great presence of the Lord in that room as the angels ushered him off into heaven. So I know that peace you were speaking of.

    My daughter has had 9 children, and three of them are in heaven. The other six are ages 2o, 18, 15, 10, 8, and 4. All healthy kids. Samuel lived 13 days, and Josiah lived 5 days, and our Anna lived
    6 and 1/2 years. She had heart issues, but led a normal life until she passed on to heaven at 6 yrs. old.

    All children are blessings and gifts, as you know. And our three heavenly grandkids blessed us s much. We miss them and yet we are so glad that God allowed them to touch our lives and to change us.

    Your Noah is precious. And the rest of your children are too. You are one special family. Noah is alive and with the Lord in heaven, and you will see him and spend eternity with him. That is such blessed assurance and brings peace I know.

    Congratulations on the coming baby #6. That is wonderful!

    God Bless You,
    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  2. The video was so beautifully put together. What a sweet family you have.

  3. I love you Jenn, I love Noah. We are both part of an aweful yet wonderful club of being Angel mommies.

    We will for ever be linked in pain through the holes in our hearts. When we get to heaven what a wonderful time that will be for us to hold our babies once again.

    I see Noah's Picture and I think I saw God today.
    I love you sister, you are a strong amazing woman.


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