Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wings

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I write this blog.

Noah earned his wings today. Just after 2pm this afternoon he went to be with Jesus.

No more tubes...no more pain...he is whole.

179 comments:

ksc565 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time
Kristine
(tnkrbelle565 from DISboards)

The Keowns said...

love you all

brock323 said...

I have been following this blog since Noah has been born. I learned of your family on Cleft Advocate. I am so, so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him greatly.

Jeanne
(jham on the DISboards)

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for you, Brad and the kids, Nicole.
- Myrna Dyck

Lexi said...

I am so sorry to hear about Noah! You have been an inspiration to me and I am sure to alot of other people!! My prayers are with you and your family!

kimmylaj said...

i am so very sorry to hear about Noah.
noah has touched my heart and so many others. my thoughts and prayers to you and your children,
may God bring you much comfort during this time.

Mel said...

I have followed your blog for a few years now, and my heart breaks for your family. We will continue to pray for you, as we have been doing for years.

Cathy Harper said...

I found your blog from the DISboards. My three children and I have been praying for your family throughout the last few days. My heart goes out to you. I will pray for your peace that goes beyond all understanding. He is joyfully in the presence of Jesus tonight. When you see him again, he will be whole and free from all the battles he fought. I pray you will be comforted.

Susan said...

You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Noah. I have followed your blog from the start. I can't imagine the pain you must be feeling tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Karin

Vrabel 50 Fan said...

I can't even imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I have read your blog through a link on the DIS and followed Noah's journey with everyone else there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
(Jacoby 46 from the DISboards)

Anonymous said...

May God bring peace and rest to you and your family through this difficult time. I have followed your blog for years and you have been an inspiration to so many. Know that God is with your precious one and He will get you through this difficult time too.

Anonymous said...

We are SO sorry for you!! You're in our prayers!!!

Mike and Ang

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry.. will pray for God's peace on you, Brad, Kaylin & Josh
Erica

Anonymous said...

I am very sad to hear the news.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love Giuliana Viselli

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family. Noah has touched so many lives - ours included.
Tara

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry . . . continuing to pray for you all!

Darcy & Wendy

Anonymous said...

Many of us have lifted Noah and all of you up in prayer. I thank God for his life that meant so much to so many. May God hold you, his parents & family, in His eternal arms, carry you when you feel you can no longer walk, and give you his Perfect Peace to sustain you in this great loss.

Anonymous said...

continued prayers for you, your family and your friends- thank you for sharing Noah with this world wide web. My heart is heavy, and tears are crying -but I know that words are too shallow - May you feel the peace of the Lord, and be comfortd in Him - our rest is in the Lord! Thank you!

Sandy
disboard member

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family...May God's peace surround you.
Sandie

Alison said...

I am so so sorry for your loss........My heart and prayers will be with you....

Linda (khalana) said...

I am so so sorry for your loss... He was a beautiful little angel... We will be praying for you all.

Christie Tuttosi said...

Nichole, Brad, Kailyn and Joshua,

It has been a great honour and pleasure to have been able to pray for your family for the past few years. I will continue to do so. I just have no words...I feel like I have lost a member of my family.

Kailyn and Josh...you have a very special angel watching over you.

Nichole and Brad...thank you for taking such good care of one of God's most special gifts.

Praises be to Him who loves us all infinitely.
Love to you.
Christie

Kim said...

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Noah was an inspiration to so many, and loved by so many. Like you said...he is whole, in the arms of Jesus. Peace to all of you. We love you all and are here if you need anything. One last time, hugs to my Bean...I love you and will miss you so very much!

Mari said...

I have been following Noah's story from a post on the DIS boards. My family is so sorry to hear of his passing, yet rejoicing that he is with Jesus who is taking care of his every need. Peace to you and your family.

Christine said...

Oh Nichole, I am speechless right now. I have been away and just came to check on Noah and my heart is just aching for your whole family right now. Please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers...Much love to you all

The Lackey Family
(Christine and Jakob)
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jakob.ashton

Michelle said...

Our prayers are with your family.

Deann aka KaraJes*Designs said...

So very sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh Nichole, I've been praying and watching Noah grow since that day you told the Sept Mommies group about what the doctors saw on the ultrasound. I prayed then and have been praying all along. That beautiful boy couldn't have been with a better family and I know he is in Jesus' arms right now. I will miss him much more then I could ever imagine missing someone I never met. Praying for peace in your hearts and crying also for your pain. Kristie

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time. I was a friend of your Aunt Martha's from the Alan Jackson Fan Club. I have followed your blog since the beginning. The strength your family has shown is remarkable. Thank you for sharing Noah with all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~Teresa Colorado

Cathy said...

I just cannot believe it...I am in shock. I am soooo sorry and my heart and prayers go out to all of you. I will keep you in my thoughts!

Anonymous said...

We continue to uphold all of you in our prayers. Henry & Hilda

Pete and Brenda said...

Our thoughts are prayers are with you all...Noah is safe in the arms of Jesus, you have done such an amazing job taking care of Noah, he was so lucky to have such an amzing family! Love and prayers!
Pete and Brenda

Anonymous said...

With you in tears and prayers. Love you guys!

Cheryl K

Heidi Reimer-Epp said...

So very sorry Nichole. We're praying for you guys.

Mir said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so, so sorry.

Anonymous said...

With you in tears and in prayers. Love you guys!

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Nichole and Brad, Kailyn and Joshua,
Words fail me ... our hearts ache for you. As is evident from reading the comments on this blog, Noah and your whole family have touched so many lives. Your faith and God's strength in you have been a blessing and inspiration to so many. May you feel the presence of the Lord holding you close and carrying you.
Heather and Scott

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Noah. I love you all Nichole..

~Rissa

Anonymous said...

All our love to you and your family.

Rest in peace, little guy.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your thread on the disboards as a lurker. I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you right now. Noah is a beautiful little boy and he is safe with GOD now. I pray for peace and healing for you and your family in this difficult time.

-acejka from the disboards

LindaBabe said...

I am so sorry for your loss. There will forever be a Noah shaped hole in your hearts. you all will be in our prayers.
-- Linda from DIS

kelly ens said...

I am SO sorry to read this news; we will be praying for you. i can't even imagine...

kelly (a friend of Erik & Jamie's)

Anonymous said...

so very sorry for your loss

shirley said...

We're deeply sorry at the loss of little Noah. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The McMullen's

Anonymous said...

We send you our thoughts, prayers & hugs.
Val & Kevin Penner

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
We will pray for you and your family at this terribly difficult time.
Know that you are being lifted up in prayer.
Lydia

Anonymous said...

May God be with you and the kids and grandma and grandpa the rest of the week. Hugs to you.
E. Froese

Kathy said...

My heart aches for you, Brad & Nichole and Kailyn and Josh. I continue to hold you in prayer tonight, and will do so in the days and weeks to come.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but I have followed your blog for over 2 years and I just want you to know that you have been an absolute inspiration to me. I can't even fathom what this journey has been like for you and your family, but want to thank you for your example of what being a parent & being a Christian truly means. May God surround you with his love and peace during this time.

Janice said...

Nichole,

My heart is absolutely broken at this post. I can't believe your precious precious Noah is gone. Not only did he get his wings today but yours are waiting for you in Heaven. What a mommy you were to this special little boy. You were my source of inspiration back... way back...during my pregnancy with Azlan. Looking over his pictures from TO and recently I sat here and cried. While we cry--boy was there a lot of singing in Heaven today. I have no words for the pain and total void your family is feeling tonight and in the sad days ahead. God is whispering 'well done' to you tonight my friend. As parents we are to represent Jesus to our children...you shone Jesus to Noah. May you feel His warm, strong arms around you tonight.
Love Janice and Azlan.

Irene said...

So very sorry for your loss!

Summer said...

Im so sorry!! When i was reading i had tears in my eyes!! Sooo sad!!!

Jules and Danny said...
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Hilda said...

My heart is so heavy for your Nichole, I'm so sad that you had to say good-bye to Noah today. I watched you love and care for your son with such tenderness everyday, you were the perfect mom for Noah. I'm praying for peace for you my friend.

Anonymous said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you in this very hard time. I have been following your blog for a while now from the disboards. Noah and your family are truely inspiration to so many. He has touched more lives than you will ever know. He is surely with the angels in heaven today. Thank you for letting Noah reach so many of us, and for showing us the works of God here on earth. I'll continue to pray for your family. Thanks to the wonderful story of Noah I have put my name on a waitlist to volunteer with the WISH organization in my area. Stay strong, he is at rest and peace now.
Peace and Love, Kathleen

Jen B said...

I am so sorry for your loss! We have all been praying for you and thinking about you.

Jen (jenb1023 on the DIS)

laura.h said...

Nichole,
This is still just so very hard for me to believe. He was so alive and vibrant on Friday. I will treasure that memory of him on the pontoon boat for a long time.. and Judah getting all tangled in his tubes. We love you guys very much. I'm trying to envision him playing with Levi in heaven and having a great old time...sometimes I wish I was there too.
Love,
Laura

Anonymous said...

Nichole,
I came to your blog through disboards. I just want you to know there are people you've never met, never spoken to or heard of, in places you have never been that have been praying for Noah and your family. I know the Holy Spirit will wrap you in the warm blanket of His love, and I know that Noah is in heaven tonight well, playing, and free.

God Bless.

Jules and Danny said...

We have been praying for your family constantly. We are so very sorry! Noah was born into the most perfect family possible. Your love and devotion are an inspiration to every family.

Anonymous said...

Nichole and Brad
I was so sad to learn about Noah this evening. I found your trip report on the DisBoards and was enchanted with your family. What a special little boy you had in Noah. and what a special angel God now has in Heaven. I will continue to pray for your family.
Lisa
eyor44 from Disboards

Anonymous said...

I have followed Noah's story for a little while now, what a wonderful, brave little boy - and what a family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP, little guy - no more pain or suffering.
(Jenny - Britgirlus from the DISboards)

Jaylee Towns said...

My heart breaks for your entire family..Noah and the journey your family has been on has been a true inspiration to everyone. Each of you have amazing strength, and be comforted in the fact that you as a family did everything you possibly could to help Noah fight his courageous battle right until the very end. Take care of each other.

Mick said...

Brad,

What a journey. We never met little Noah, but he touched our lives all the way down here in Texas. I know we will never forget his story and the strength and courage you guys showed us all. You guys are truly awesome parents and Noah was blessed to have you. We will be praying for your peace through times of healing.

mom_of_3 said...

Noah was in the room next to my little Nicholas at the PICU in November 2007. I remember him as the little guy with the wild hair, and another acquaintance of yours at the hospital somehow found my blog and provided a link to yours. I have been following Noah's amazing journey ever since, and I have been continually reminded of God's faithfulness and wonderful provision through your experiences shared here. Strength and peace and comfort and blessings to you. God will meet you right in the heart of this.

Anonymous said...

Brad, Nichole, Kaylin and Josh,

Our deepest sympathy to you all - you will continue to be in our prayers.

Kori and Cynthia

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you tonight. We've followed Noah's journey as Grant & Kathy have shared with us throghout the years. May you find the peace that passes all understanding as you rest in Christ.
Marv & Shelly Mills

Anonymous said...

Oh Nichole you have my heartfelt sympathy and prayers for all of your dear family..I am so very sorry for your loss of precious Noah..
LeeAnne, Sammi and family

Anonymous said...

It's difficult to know what to say. Noah AND your whole family have touched many people. Not only do you have peace in knowing that Noah lives on and that you'll all be reunited one day but, by loving and caring for him and living out your faith on this public blog, you have encouraged many by your faith. You have walked with God and his Kingdom is bigger today because of it. May you all continue to grow closer to Him as you look to Him to supply all of your needs. We continue to pray for you and may God bless you even in these difficult circumstances. - Marla B.

nicole said...

Nichole, Brad, Kailyn and Josh,

God gave Noah the perfect family here on earth. You were everything he needed.

I shed tears with you today as He has called him home to his heavenly family.

We love you and are still praying. May the Lord carry you all.

nicole and helmut

Melanie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. You have been an amazing mother for Noah and he knew that every single day!! May you find comfort through this difficult time through healing words.
Prayers, Melanie

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Heather Trotz (Hockley)

Verna said...

our hearts break for you and the hole that Noah's passing will leave in your home, he is in heaven with our little Noah!

Anonymous said...

We are sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for all of you.

Jane and Kevin

Sharon said...

I have been following your blog for sometime, just in awe of your families strength and love for each other, no sacrifice was to great to give. Noah is in a better place were he is whole again. My heart breaks for the pain your family is feeling. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I just saw the post on the DIS board about Noah. I enjoyed reading about the Wish trip your family had to Orlando and seeing the enjoyment and that smile of Noah as he got to spend time away from doctors and hospitals and be with the family doing some fun things together during that trip just warmed my heart. Thank you for sharing a little of your life on the DIS! Now Noah is on another journey as he is in heaven with Jesus where there is no more sickness and he is whole.

May the Lord comfort your family at this time!

With sympathy and prayers,
Gail

Anonymous said...

1 Tim.4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

ozmouse said...

very sad news. very sad. courageous little boy noah was.

all the best to you and your family.

thinking of you from afar.

ozmouse
melbourne australia

Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe this day has come. Noah was an inspiration and so are you. We pray that in the weeks and months to come you feel God's arms around you and find some peace in knowing that Noah is healed.

Tracy, Kevin, Camille & Peyton

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for th eloss of your little angel. May God grant you peace in the comming days.

Erika (DISer)

Anonymous said...

I am ever so sorry... but yet knowing that Noah is at peace, healed, and singing with Jesus, somehow that helps, just a little. Tears still flow for your loss, and your heartbreak, but I know you will again be with him.

Wenona said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but am rejoicing for Noah that he is whole and without struggles.
May God hold you so closely right now.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of your family today. Such sadness, but such relief, as Noah is now healthy and whole.

Just Passing Through... said...

I know that God walks close with us when we travel down the darkest roads. May He restore your souls now as only He can.

annie

Anonymous said...

Wishing you strength and more strength. You and your family are in my prayers.

Heidi in Idaho said...

I am so very sorry... we will be keeping you in our prayers...

Anonymous said...

Please accept our deepest sympathies. He was a beautiful child, and he had amazing parents.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sean + Andrea Fogg

Anonymous said...

My heart is heavy and the tears are rolling. I have never meet little Noah or is family. I was told about this blog back in December and was asked to pray for this family through some tough times. I have been following and praying ever since. What an amazing family you are Noah is so blessed to have had you. I don't think there is many out there that could care for him they way you guys did. As hard as it is know little Noah is in a better place no more pain or suffering. Will be thinking of your family and praying for strength to get through these difficult times.

God Bless, RIP Noah!

Lindsay said...

My heart physically hurts as I read your post. Your blog has been an inspiration over the years. What an incredible family you are. I will be praying for you all.

willowsmom said...

My prayers for your family and for Noah. I will always remember his smile. I'm sure he is in a special place.
Nicole

Mark and Neena said...

Jesus weeps with you, Brad and Nicole, even as he receives Noah with boundless delight and joy into his fellowship. Such a mixture of love and sorrow - like yours. I imagine Noah on Jesus' lap now, held close to his heart. And Noah's fantastic smile - for all eternity beaming!

The song lyrics below (from "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross") somehow came to my head as I thought of you and Noah and Jesus. I hope they encourage you:

See from
His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Jesus has a rich crown for Noah and for you. You have shared in the fellowship of his suffering.

juneboon2004 said...

My heart breaks for you tonight. My prayers are with your family tonight.
Ang

Anonymous said...

Nichole, Brad,Kailyn and Joshua,
Noah was the bravest soldier that I ever knew.He was your son but first, he was a child of the King. He has "fought the good fight" for almost 4 years and today, in God's timing, He took him to Himself, uniting him,with his great grandmas, his Auntie Martha, and his cousin, Levi, and many more. He is whole, free from pain and you let him go peacefully.
For you as a family, it will be a tough journey before you join him. I pray that you claim God's peace and understanding during this difficult separation from Noah. Noah was born with a big smile and his smile just kept on getting bigger and wider. My prayers are continually with you.
In the last few days , when I couldn't fall asleep, the thoughts of Noah was turning in my head and I was mentally creating a poem for him which I will finish soon. During all the times he's been so ill, this poem never entered my mind. The Holy Spirit was preparing me for Noah's departure. I know , Noah that you are with Jesus, but I will miss you and your sunny smile so very much but not as much as you mom+dad and Kailyn and Josh.
My love and prayers to you Nichole, a truly devoted mother, to you Brad, a very supporting and loving dad, and to Kailyn and Joshua. I could see Noah's love for both of you, shining out of his eyes when ever you played and frolicked with him. He will be rememberd well by all whom he touched.


Love and Prayers always,
Auntie Bertha Friesen

Ashley said...

I am so sorry for you loss. I found out about this blog mere days ago after reading about Noah's wish trip on the DIS. You will be in my prayers so that the peace that passes all understanding will be with you and your family.

-Ashley (Decorated_dust on the DIS)

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Noah!! I pray that God will guide you through this very difficult time and give you peace.

Love in Christ,
Cole’s (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally) prayer team
www.colesfoundation.com
Sandy Daron

Anonymous said...

Im so sorry to hear the news. Ive been following your blog for some time as well.

You guys are in our thoughts.

Keely Schellenberg

www.caringbridge.org/visit/brandonandtyler

Leanne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart feels so heavy for you right now...many thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers.

C.O.L.E. Prayer Team
www.colesfoundation.com

Bonnie said...

I cannot even begin to imagine the pain & loss you're experiencing. Praying fervently for your whole family.

FAISAL ALSOMALI said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Our little angel..will miss you alot.
Yo have AMAZING Mom & Dad.
FAISAL

teresia benedicta&johanna anna said...

i am so sorry for your loss and i'm praying that you get all the strength you nedd, all the support possible and the chance to say goodbye to noah and cherish his live he had with you and you had with him.

again, i'm so sorry and i know that there are no words.....

god's richest blessings for noah's siblings, you and the rest of the family.

leslie

azmama said...

I have been following your blog for a few years...I found it when my son was born with a cleft lip.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful Noah.

Trev and Rebekah said...

We are so sorry for your loss. I am a friend of Erin and Jamie's. Thinking of your family.

Brenda H. said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your precious son and brother....and yet we rejoice with you that Noah is now safe in the arms of Jesus! We are holding you all close in our prayers. Our God is faithful...and He will carry you through this difficult time. Thank you for sharing Noah's journey with us!
Love,
Gerald & Brenda

Anonymous said...

Noah's Journey is complete...and we who are left behind are saddened. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Know that Noah is probably not "resting in Jesus' arms". Instead he is running through Heaven, free from pain, glorified before our Father.
God bless you in this most difficult time.

Fairygoodmother (on the Dis)

Cal said...

I am so very sorry.

Becky said...

Lots of thoughts and love from Chicago! I was thinking of your family all night!

CoP Luv from DIS

Anonymous said...

May God provide you and your family with peace and comfort at this most difficult time. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. May Noah fly high with the angels. Praying for you.
C.O.L.E. prayer team
www.colesfoundation.com

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to read this.... thank you for sharing Noah's short time on this earth.... I am blessed to have 'known' him, even if only through your Writings..... Your whole family is in our prayers.
Sue (Em's mom from tpn support)

Randy said...

I am sorry to hear that such an amazing little person is no longer here. He was quite a trooper. God Bless

Amber said...

my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. i have been reading 'noah's journey' for a long time. jesus is weloming noah with open arms. and may those same arms hold you tight as well. i will continue to pray.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Cole's Foundation said...

Sending love and prayers from KS.

Robin M
www.colesfoundation.org

Trudy said...

I am so sorry Nichole. Noah was a brave little boy. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that! You guys are awesome parents. I'll be praying...

grannygwen49 said...

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Many hearts are broken today, as we contemplate the passing of Noah. It's been a privilege to pray for you over the past years, and we'll continue to do that in the coming days. How wonderful to know that Noah is now safe and whole in the arms of Jesus. Our prayers are with you, Brad, Nichole, Kailyn and Joshua.

Maria said...

Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss of Noah - Maria Snelgrove, FGMB

Kevin B said...

We are all very sorry to hear about Noah's passing. We will all miss that incredible little smile.

If there is anything you need, let us know. We will continue to pray for your family.
Kevin Braun

marissa said...

My heart goes out to all of you.
We're here for you Nichole.
marissa
(and all of your Sept 05 board mommies).
xox

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I found your blog through the Dis and have been thinking about you and your family. I am so deeply sorry.

Mandy said...

So sorry to all of you. Noah is now painfree.
I will pray that you all can get through this horrible time.

Beccas mum, disboards

Molly said...

I just met Noah today through a friends blog. What a beautiful angel he will be.
Praying for God's comfort to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Noah is at peace, but you still need our prayers for strength.

Noah's courage and yours are inspiring.

Lois
parrotheadlois from Disboards

Rosalee (Buttercups) said...

Dear Nichole,

I've been following your blog for months and was so hopeful that Noah's trip to Toronto would have good results. I'm so sad that Noah has left this earth. He's memory will always be alive in your hearts and thoughts. My deepest condolences.
Rosalee (Buttercups)

Anonymous said...

I was a friend of your Aunt Martha's....I've been following
your blog for a long time.
You were an excellent Mother
and Brad was an excellent Father.
I'm so sorry for your loss....
words fail me. Noah was precious.
He died on my birthday...I'm glad
that I didn't know until today.
I will always remember him and your
special family. God Bless your special family.

Corissa said...

Nichole, Brad, Kailyn and Joshua,
There are no words that can take away or lessen the saddness you all have.
I never knew someone I have never met could make such an impact on me. I heard so much about Noah through Brad, seen pictures and have followed this blog since we heard Noah had come into this world.
My heart breaks to think he is gone. I can't imagine the pain you all are going through.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are we you all.
Corissa and Chris (daves daughter)

Nicole said...

nichole,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been encouraged so much spiritually by hearing about everything that noah went through via this blog and the sept 05 group. his life was such an inspiration. thank you so much for sharing.
love, nicole

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have just been introduced to your story today and plan to read way more. From what I have read, what a strong person you are and little Noah as well. Sorry for your loss...

Lindsay & Family

patti said...

may jesus hold yout family close.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for your family during this most difficult time.

Lisa Johnston

Anonymous said...

Brad Nichole Kailyn, and Joshua
All the work, tears, and most of all love have made a huge impact on Noah and so very many people thankyou for sharing Noah with us, and also sharing your faith with us. We will continue to pray for you.
Joyce and Ryan

Candace said...

Hi Brad and Nichole I am a friend of Jolene. (the other blog she follows) I have been following Noah's Journey for about a year and think your family is amazing. What a lucky little guy to have such a wonderful set of parents. Your son had an amazing smile and THE most beautiful eyes. A friend of mine who lost their daughter posted this story and thought maybe you would like to read it too. Thinking of your family....

Candace

The Brave Little Soul By: John Alessi

Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. He especially enjoyed the love he saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the little soul was sad, for on this day he saw suffering in the world. He approached God and sadly asked, "Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?" God paused for a moment and replied, "Little soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people's hearts." The little soul was confused. "What do you mean," he asked. God replied, "Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone." The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, "The suffering soul unlocks the love in people's hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this - it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer - to unlock this love - to create this miracle for the good of all humanity."

Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain himself. With his wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied. "I am brave; let me go! I would like to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people's hearts! I want to create that miracle!" God smiled and said, "You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help you create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you". God and the brave soul shared a smile, and then embraced.In parting, God said, "Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed."

Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through his suffering and God's strength, he unlocked the goodness and love in people's hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love. Priorities became properly aligned. People gave from their hearts. Those that were always too busy found time. Many began new spiritual journeys, some regained lost faith - many came back to God. Parents hugged their children tighter. Friends and family grew closer. Old friends got together and new friendships were made. Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together. Everyone prayed. Peace and love reigned. Lives changed forever. It was good. The world was a better place. The miracle had happened. God was pleased

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry...Praying for you today and each day as you go through this. May God Bless each of you.

Laura Smith
Dublin, Ohio

C.O.L.E. Prayer Team

Janessa said...

i hope and pray that some of the peace that noah is now experiencing will find its way into your hearts as well. so sorry for you loss.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Noah was such a fighter. You will all be in our prayers.

Justine Mom to ^Samantha^

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all from thousands of miles away as you battle through this difficult and hard time....heaven has a new angel today...my heart is heavy for you all.



From Maria in Dublin Ireland

Kia said...

I am so so sorry. You are all in my prayers.

hilda said...

Dear Brad, Nichole, Kailyn and Josh,
Your beloved Noah is with Jesus and yes he is whole and when you will meet again he will welcome you into heaven by running with open arms stretched out to meet you.
Meanwhile, we will keep your family in our prayers, trusting God, that He will give you the grace, strength, and peace to walk forward. The journey has been long, but again I thank you so much for sharing it with the world.Love and many prayers, Uncle Dennis and Auntie Hilda

Anonymous said...

Brad, Nichole & family,

My heart aches for all of you. Words can't express properly the feelings of sadness, sorrow and grief when a child is gone.

Love and prayers for all of you,
Anita Janzen-Gemmell

Alice Criswell said...

Dear Nichole,
I "met" you in the MiracleAngels group in August or September of 2006. I have read your blog about Noah almost daily since that time. You, your husband, and all of your children have been in my prayers for a long time. I know that your heart is breaking-please know that you're not grieving alone. I feel as if your family has been a part of my daily routine for a long time and I will miss seeing Noah's sweet little angel baby face when I sign on. I ache for your loss, and I rejoice for Noah, whose body now matches his spirit. I will continue to pray for your peace and comfort as you and your family find your new normal.

Love and prayers,
Alice Criswell
Emory, TX

Monique Gregoire said...

My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family. Noah's journey is just beginning. He is pain free, and will remain that way!

Anonymous said...

This is Autumnpalm from the DIS...

I am so sorry to hear about your little Noah. I cannot imagine the pain you are in, but I will be praying for your entire family. Sending love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Brad, Nicole and family - please accept my heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your wee angel, Noah. His work was done and what a mighty work that little boy accomplished in such a short time. God used Noah in so many ways; he taught us all to live a little better. My prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends and in your quiet moments with our Lord. Sincerely,Katherine DeBacker

Vernicko said...

I am sorry for you lost, and I admire your faith and strenght.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

We don't know each other,but I heard about your son through a Manitoba mom's chatroom. The loss of anyone's child is a loss for the world. My prayers are with you.
Shirli

Anonymous said...

Nichole and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Noah provided a lot of inspiration for a young, little guy. You all will be in my prayers. Thank you for sharing him with all of us through the blog. He was an amazing, sweet and brave boy.

Melissa from Sept 05 Mommies

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We were honored to be able to bring a little extra pixie dust to your wish trip. We were blessed by his smile in pictures and your strength,faith and love is inspiring. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Our prayers are with you.
Carol-oklamomof4boys on disboards

Amber Greenawalt said...

Oh Nichole. My heart aches for you and your family. I know we have never actually met but I have carried you and your family in my thoughts and prayers daily. I am wishing you comfort and peace during this time. If there is anything at all that we can do from afar please do not hesitate. (((hugs)))Amber

Anonymous said...

I was very sad to come to your blog this evening to check on sweet Noah and see that he had earned his angel wings. I will miss seeing that special smile in pictures. I know you will miss him more than words but what a fighter he was. Just wanted to let you know someone in South Carolina USA was thinking of you.

Julie

Leisa (Buttercups) said...

Hi Nichole and family,

I have been following your blog through the Buttercups, I truly feel that I know you all. You were the best Mom that Noah could have ever had. Though so, so sad, he is at peace now, free of pain.
I will be thinking of you and your beautiful family often, as you go through this hardest of times.

Leisa (Buttercups)

Anonymous said...

Though I only knew him through this blog, a piece of my heart is now missing. My 5 year old son and I have been praying for Noah for the last 2 years. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. My heart aches for you and your family. May God be your strength and comfort.

Love & prayers,
Terrilee Friesen

Janelle said...

my hand flew to my mouth as i got to your blog today. i was checking in to make sure things had gotten better & Noah was getting stronger.
Well, he IS stronger now. no more pain. and he's in the strongest arms we know.
i'm heartbroken for you.
i will continue to pray for you, and all of your family.
may HE hold YOU so close right now, as HE holds Noah up above.
all of our love...

Matthew said...

Please add us to the list of those that are saddened to hear the news. We are so thankful we got to spend some time with y'all at GKTW and enjoy Noah's wonderful smile. You are some amazing parents and an insperation to all. May God continue to bless your family.

heidi engman said...

My thoughts and prayers for you family!!! YOU ARE SO LOVING and wonderful!!! From a single mom of 3 great kids from slc Utah you have my prayers and wishes!!

Heidi

Andrea said...

There are no words, I am so sorry for your family. I know Jamie and Erik from Bethany, and have followed your blog for years. Your strength as a mother and together as a family amazes me and inspires me. Thank you for sharing your journey, and I pray God's peace for you all.

Anonymous said...

It was my great honour and priveledge to meet Noah and your family...he stole my heart with his beautiful smile and laugh...he was what life should always be ..a bum suffle to happiness and exploration...I am so sad for you all and hope that Noah has found his peace and will forever smile

Karen & family

Carole Clarke said...

My thughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you.

Anonymous said...

We're praying for God's peace and comfort for your family. We also pray that God will send each of you a person who will continue to grieve with you when everyone else has "moved on". We pray that you will be able to praise God through your sorrow knowing that Noah will continue to be a blessing to you until you join him in glory!

debaudrn said...

You are an amazing family. You have all shown great strength and love through the daily struggles of life with Noah. You were truly touched by an angel while Noah was with you. You now have a special angel watching over all of you from Heaven. May God bless all of you and keep you close duing the times ahead.

Anonymous said...

crying with you...and praying for you.
kathy

Anonymous said...

I have been reading this blog since I met Rebecca at work. I learned a lot about your family and I am very, very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Val Benevet

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking for your family. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers.

nancyg56 on the DISboards

Anonymous said...

May you feel the God of peace with you and may you be able to rest in His arms.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading this blog since Noah was born. I have prayed for your family and my thoughts continue to be with you. You are amazingly strong and I admire your journey as a family. My heart is with you.

Anonymous said...

Our deepest sympathies go out to you Nichole, Brad, Kailyn & Joshua.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Melanie & Wilf Thiessen

snugglebum2003 said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Kim talked about Noah and your family a lot. I have been following your blog since the spring. God gave you Noah because your family is special.He was a special gift.Think of all the good times that you had with him and God bless you and your family and give you strength to get through this.

Anonymous said...

I have no words, but am praying for you guys and that you will feel Jessu carry you.
Love Ramona

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your familys loss Nichole. May god help you through your tough days ahead. April.

Chris M. said...

I am from the DISboards and I came to your blog and was stunned to find out we are from the same city.

I am so very sorry that Noah has passed on. My heart goes out to you and all of your family. Looks like Noah touched a lot of people's hearts. Thank you for that.

Heather said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. I found you through the DIS, and have been a lurker for many months.

My thoughts will be with you.

Anonymous said...

Heart breaking news. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keep strong and now know that Noah is watching over you and your family. *hugs*
Sandi - Sept Mommies

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry Nichole. I can't imagine what you and your loved ones are feeling right now. Thanks to a link from the DIS I have read much of your blog and found it so loving and inspirational.

GOD bless your little Noah.

Kitty (Kitty 34 from the DIS)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and for the days ahead. May you find comfort in each other, with your family & friends, and God our Father.
~ Dorothy & Leighton

mommateri5 said...

I just met you and your family two weeks ago through this blog. I am so VERY sorry for your loss of such a young life. I praise you for the way you celebrated his short life and lived it to the FULLEST!!! There are many in this world that never live with the LOVE and zest for living that all of you have enjoyed, for that your family BLESSES many of us that can learn from you! THANK you, and may GOD love and keep you all together in Him, as only He can!!! Much LOVE, from a Friend

Anonymous said...

I have been following this blog since Noah was born. I was in the same yahoo group for September babies as Nichole.

My heart aches for your family, I wish you peace in your hearts. Your family has been through so much and is truly an inspiration to me. I deeply admire your faith and perseverance. Thank you for sharing Noah's life, what a beautiful angel!

Jessica

Amy M said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. Things like this make you see that you need to live each and everyday as a great one and never take anything for granted. Always give your loved ones kisses and hugs and never leave during a fight. I'll keep you in my prayers that you can overcome this. It is never easy losing a little one. Whether they are born or not. Keep your haed up and keep your family close.