Saturday, September 19, 2009

Over the Rainbow

Rainbows have become very special to us...

The evening we drove home from the hospital after Noah died, there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky. It felt like a sign...a special message from Noah. I so wish we had stopped to take a picture...but our minds were just not in that place at that moment.

Later that evening, Nicole (one of Noah's home care nurses) stopped by and mentioned seeing the rainbow as well. In fact, I think her exact comment was "Noah, you little bugger, you're playing with us already!" A couple of weeks ago, Nicole showed up with this beautiful gift for us. It took me a while to find a home for it, but now that it is in the flower garden, right by our front door, we are so happy with it.
Thank you so very much, Nicole. This is such a meaningful gift...the perfect memorial for Noah. We are all in awe of the fantastic job you did...we love it!!

"Somewhere, over the rainbow,
Way up high.
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow,
Skies are blue.
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
Away above the chimney tops.
That's where you'll find me.
Somewhere, over the rainbow,
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow,
Why then - oh, why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh, why can't I?"


Anonymous said...

What a precious gift and wonderful sentiment to remember Noah by! We continue to pray for you all. Love, Mom L.

Kim said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork ( and that special Noah smile) to greet you and others as you enter your home. Nicole did a wonderful job. Love to you all...

The Keowns said...

wow, that is so amazing! she did such a good job.
The kids LOVE the puppy.

nicole said...

That is so beautiful!

Maroo said...

Wow. Nicole did do a wonderful job! It really looks a lot like Noah!

What a special sign from God - that He is taking care of sweet Noah - to show you the sign He has shown us for along time...the promise of a rainbow.

I am sure you feel like you have flooded the earth with tears the past 2 months...but He has watched each one fall and He will continue to watch over you guys.

Still praying for you every single day!

Anonymous said...

Every time I read your blog, I can't help but getting a bit emotional over your loss of Noah. I wish he was with you.

Alison (twinmum) said...

What a beautiful gift - and Nicole really did capture noah's smile, didn't she? Even though I only saw it briefly, I will always remember how that smile lit up the room.

Such a beautiful tribute to a special boy.

How's the puppy? Are you all totally in puppy love?

With thoughts and prayers,

The Hines Family said...

What a special gift. I'm still praying for you guys all the time.

Anonymous said...

That is amazing! What a beautiful thoughtful gift.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome piece of artwork. It's beautiful...just like Noah! I still think about Noah everyday. Heaven has a very special angel smiling down on all of you :). Take care Nichole.

Love always!


MouseTriper said...

Awww that is just BEAUTIFUL. She really captured Noah's smile there. I love, love, love the fact that you saw that rainbow when you did and now they mean so much to you. My thoughts and prayers with you always!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy!

Love you and miss you dearly!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Noah! We miss you so much but we are thankful for all the wonderful memories we have of you. Love Gramma L.

Jules and Danny said...

I am thinking of all of you today and praying for peace and remembrances of happy times on Noah's birthday!

Anonymous said...

My Pleasure Nichole and family. I really enjoyed making this for you. Staring at Noah's picture to get it onto the stone and putting the time into it was also very therapeutic for me! I miss that little man! See you soon... like Wednesday!

Janice said...

I love it!!!! Its such a beautiful reminder that HE is at the end of your rainbow!!!