Some random thoughts…
It would be cool to develop a line of body spray that smells like the nostalgic scent of the person you love…I wish I could say that my pillow is safe in an acrylic frame, a ziplock baggie, or a vault of some kind, but, the gift I received the other day, that of smelling Noah’s sweet scent one more time was gone as quickly as it came. I am so grateful to have had it even for a moment. It seared in my heart the necessity for us to not store up for ourselves treasures here that rust and decay but to store them up in heaven. Just as Jesus said, “One day at a time.” If I wait to savor something, it will be too late. I have to be thankful NOW.
Noah was born at 6:57 pm. June 10, 2006 will always be one of my most favorite days of my life. Noah’s birth experience, everyone and everything that surrounded it, minus the substitute ob/gyn, made the day nothing short of miraculous.
Tomorrow Jason is taking the day off and the three of us are packing a picnic and headed up to the mountains for lunch and a hike. Emily is so excited that not one minute of the day will be spent working. While Noah was home with us, we took him up to the mountains for a little hike near a beautiful mountain lake and waterfall. Emily collected dragonflies in her bug catcher.
I am going to watch Noah’s birth video tomorrow night for the very first time. My friends that were with us during Noah’s delivery, I believe, took turns with the video camera. I don’t really know or remember since I was focusing on pushing…Anyway, it’s still on the tiny tape that was actually still in the camera, collecting dust because until Jason videotaped Emily’s loose tooth recently, it had been in its case, out of sight.
If you have ever had more than one child, regardless of their length of stay on earth, I wonder if the anticipation of the second child stirred in you the question of whether you could love that child as much as the first. Or, having read the story of Jacob, did you ever wonder how it was possible for him to love his son, Joseph, more than his other sons? That he could actually have a favorite?! I remember thinking he wasn’t a very good dad to have a favorite kid…but then I had Emily, and then I had Noah. She is my favorite daughter in the whole world and Noah my most favorite son.
P.S. Happy Birthday to anyone born on June 10th! You’re awesome!
Remind me to tell you about the cool sign God gave me tonight while I sat in the hammock…
Dear Adrienne… Your blog was suggsted to me… and as I was reading your About Me part, I was thinking… I *know* this person, I’m sure I do! I went back to the oldest posts… and yes… I had prayed for you years ago, and sat in front of my computer with tears and snot pouring down my face. Somehow, I lost your website, probably when our computer crashed. It is so grat to see you are still blogging… I shall have to read back and catch up and see how you are doing.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how deeply you touched me those two years ago. Noah was such a sweetheart, such a little trooper, and your strength and faith astounded me. Precious in His sight, you all are.
Happy Birthday Noah!!
Thinking of you this day. May God Bless you and continue to give you comfort. May he give you many more sweet reminders of your precious boy.
Happy Birthday sweet Noah!
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Noah…. Happy Birthday to you!!!!
FYI: Ade, my son who is 2 is looking forward to making Cupcakes after his nap today to celebrate Noah. I show him the pics, he insists it’s him not Noah, he doesn’t get it but I do. And I will be praying for a beautiful day for all of you.
God Bless you and yours…..
I have read your blog for a year and 1/2 now and have not left a message..today I felt i needed to.
My Daughter Adrian was born 2 years ago on March 24 and was airlifted to Sioux Valley from Pierre..she is fine now but it was the scariest thing ever…my son Jaocb is my favorite boy and my Adrian is my favorite girl..i am not able to have anymore children and I love them will all my heart..the same as you love Noah and Em…You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you.
God Bless you today and Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Noah. Your in my thoughts and prayers today.
Jena, a mom in South Dakota
Happy Birthday Noah!!
Enjoy your time in the mountains today as a family! That is a great idea.
Ade ~ I got your package in the mail last week! THANK YOU! I love every little piece of it. I have Em’s picture of Ariel on the fridge, and Noah’s picture is hanging right next to it! Tell her Thank You so much for the picture – Ariel is my favorite!! 🙂 The CD has also blessed my pants off! THANKS!! I listen to it on my way to work every day!
You are a blessing. I hope you are blessed beyond words today and always. Thank you for being so real.
Sending extra love from Michigan to you today!
Happy Birthdy Sweet Baby Noah!
I just wanted to let you know that we are thinging of you today. I pray that you are given the peace and comfort that you need today. Enjoy your time at the mountains.
Adrienne, I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about your family and your sweet Noah, today, on his birthday. May angel kisses brush your cheeks throughout today, and always.
Happy Birthday Noah. I wonder how awesome of a birthday party you must be having in heaven right now!
I too wondered when I was pregnant with Cooper how I could share all my love between 2 completely different children. I am like you, I have a favorite daughter and a favorite son. Luckily I have just one of each!!! Its amazing how much you love your children and it reminds me of how much God loves us. Have a wonderful day in the mountains.
Happy Birthday Noah!
Thinking of you today, Ade. I’d love to hear about the hammock sign? Miss and love you lots…xo
Happy Birthday, dear sweet Noah!
And happy day to the rest of the family as you celebrate and remember today.
Thinking of you and yours on this special day that sweet Noah was introduced to you!
JIll in MN
Happy Birthday Noah!
Did you see a rainbow like last year?
I’ve been thinking of your family all week as it was a year ago I was in Denver and so close to being able to come meet you in person.
I have a favorite son (Sam) and a favorite daughter (Julia). I wish I would have thought of making a cake for Noah today. Sam loves to bake and it would have been a wonderful opportunity to talk about Noah.
By the way, how’s your hair growing out? I’m going to like having mine short for the summer.
oops! I commented using my photography site instead of my family blog.
I hope you guys have a wonderful day as a famliy and celebrating Noah’s life. You are all 4 on my mind today 🙂
Adrienne- Your family is heavy on my mind today and I have been on my knees in prayer for you today. Happy Birthday Noah. I miss you so much and I have never met you. I prayed for you so much over the last couple of years that I feel like I know you. We are preparing to celebrate my son’s 2nd birthday this weekend. Noah is 3 days older than my son Cade. I know that I appreicate my son’s life so much more because of your story. My heart aches that you do not have Noah to hold in your arms today; however, I rejoice that he is with Jesus and there is no better place for him. You have taught me so much about being a parent and being faithful to the ONE who is in control. Please know your family has made a huge impact on my life and I will forever be greatful.
Love to you all. May God continue to Bless you with Grace and Mercy.
Jaime in Georgia
Happy Birthday Noah!!!
Ade, I know I dont leave many comments but i read your blog all the time. I love reading it.
I would love to hear about your hammock sign!!! Can’t wait to read it
Take care of yourself, love you!!!!
Blessings on your day of no work & beautiful hiking; I imagine it will be especially memorable for your family. Ongoing prayers for healing. I look forward to how He is going to continue to use your story for His kingdom.
Love you friend! Happy Birthday to sweet Noah!
Happy Birthday Noah!!
May God give your family extra hugs today.
Adrienne, what a sweet tribute to Noah on his birthday. What an incredible boy. May God give you such peace & strength today, and tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day…
Enjoy your time in the mountains. I love being out there and miss it!
Lots of love & prayers for you,
I am praying for you today–and everyday!
You are so strong and amazing! Love–Erika Allison in MS
Adrienne ~ Noah is just three months older than my little boy and my son was hospitalized for a week last December. The whole time in there I thought of you and how you held up for so long. Noah’s story has touched more people than you realize and we thank you so much for your strength in sharing. I pray nothing but peace for you, today – the day the the Lord has made.
I have been reading your blog for only a couple of months but it has impacted me greatly. Thank you. I have been praying for peace and comfort for you and your family, especially today!