Friday, August 21, 2009

Thank you

How to even begin to say thank you. There are so many of you who have been so thoughtful in the past three weeks. Please forgive me for not getting out thank you cards. I have neither the energy or motivation these days. So I hope you will all accept this post as my thank you.

Thank you for the many cards, emails and gifts we have recieved and for your words of sympathy.

Thank you for the flowers and plants that have been sent. They have brightened up our home.

Thank you for the meals and treats that have shown up at our door. They have helped so much on those days when it is hard enough just to get out of bed.

Thank you to those who have given Kailyn & Joshua gifts and made sure they feel loved and cared for.

Thank you to those of you who helped with Noah's funeral:

Thank you to our small group for taking care of many details.
Thank you Erin for the beautiful slide shows and pictures.
Thank you Dads for being pallbearers.
Thank you to all of you who had a part in the beautiful music for the service (Noah would have loved it!).
Thank you Ray and Ruth for your parts in the service.
Thank you Hilda for the beautiful tribute.
Thank you Doris for reading the obituary and also for your beautiful tribute.
Thank you Eric and Becky for reading scripture.
Thank you to those of you who prepared and served the food.
Thank you to Sysco for your generous donation of food for the funeral.
Thank you to the ushers, the VPU and for babysitting in the nursery.
Thank you to everyone who joined us that day in celebrating Noah's beautiful life.
Thank you for those very special people who have spent much time at our home during the past weeks. Thank you for being here and listening, even when you don't know what to say. You know who you are.

Thank you to all the staff at Children's Hospital who have taken such wonderful care of our family over the past 4 years. Thank you to Doris and Nicole for taking such fantastic care of Noah at home. We have grown to love our hospital family and we will miss you all so very much.

Thank you to the staff at Toronto Sick Kids for your wonderful care in Noah's last few weeks.

Thank you for all your generous donations made in Noah's name.

Thank you to our online friends who have been fundraising in Noah's honour. Noah will have an engraved paving stone on the Avenue of Angels at Give Kids the World that we can one day go and see. So much money was raised that other children who have passed away will also recieve this very special gift.

Most of all thank you for all your prayers. They are what sustains us in these very lonely days.

11 comments:

Amber said...

Wow, what a lengthy list of thank-you's...you are blessed. I am so happy to read about all of the ways you are being taken care of. May you continue to feel love & support & the strong arms of Jesus surrounding you.

Christie Tuttosi said...

I have been waiting for another post from you Nichole...just wanted to be sure that you are still clinging to God these days. Thanks for continuing to share your thoughts with us.

Kim said...

Thank you for being a great mom to Noah, Kailyn & Joshua. Thank you for allowing others to care for you...

Alison said...

Continuing to hold your family in prayer......

MouseTriper said...

Oh Nichole, I am so happy to hear about the paving stone for Noah at GKTW. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!!!

MouseTriper said...

Oh I just love the stone with Noah's little footprints too....so precious!!!!

Beth

Anonymous said...

Nichole, thanks for still sharing Noah's memory with all of your friends and family. I can only imagine your pain, but please know that your family is constantly being prayed for.

Loving you all and sending hugs.

~Rissa and family

Just Breathe said...

You are very welcome. ((HUGS))
Praying for you and your family.

Amber Greenawalt said...

Nichole thank YOU, for being the incredible mother, woman, Christian --INSPIRATION that you are. I think about you often and your strength gives me strength! Sending love and wishes for comfort and healing your way...

hugs,
Amber (ambergreenawalt)

nicole said...

Still praying.

Kathy's corner said...

We thank God as well, for all of those who are carrying you, especially now, when you try and figure out a "NEW" normal.Although we know we will see Noah again, we miss him so, especially those smiles and giggles. He was an extraordinary little boy, who taught us to love life and to long for eternity."No eye has seen, no man has conceived the things that God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 2:9. Praying always--mom