Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas #2

Today marks our 2nd Christmas without our little boy. In some ways this day has been easier than last other ways, it is still just as painful, if not more. There is a huge gaping hole here, and every joy that today brings is, and always will be, laced with grief. These are bittersweet moments. Thank you for those of you who took the time to remind us that Noah is not forgotten. That means more to us than you could ever know.

Before we opened our gifts, we trudged through the huge snowbanks to decorate Noah's grave for Christmas.

Kailyn made a special snow angel for our little angel...I miss you, my sunny boy full of more joy than any child I have ever known. I miss celebrating this special time of year with you. However, I know in my heart that you are celebrating today in a way that we can't even begin to imagine...celebrating at the foot of the King, with more gifts than we could ever give you, and all the food you could never have here on earth.


Leisa (Buttercups) said...

Hi Nichole,

Thinking of you and your family today, and often.

Merry Christmas.

Leisa (Buttercups)

Kim said...

What a beautiful idea to lay flowers at Noah's grave, and I love Kailyn's idea of making a angel there too! We miss him too and are thinking and praying for all of you. Hugs to you all...

Anonymous said...

Continuing to think of you. Not sure what to say and afraid to say the wrong thing, so just know you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Jamie said...

The angel is perfect :)
Thinking of you guys this season and praying that you will feel that peace that transcends understanding.

Anonymous said...

Awww the angel Kaiyln made is beautiful. God bless you all during this holiday time. May your hearts be warmed by the wonderful memories of your sweet sunny boy, Noah. Thinking about you all and keeping you in my prayers.

Beth Ann (MouseTriper)

Jolene said...

I'll always remember Noah's smile. I still tell people about your amazing boy with the beautiful smile who knew how to play 'peek-a-boo' when he was so small and lit up the room with his smile.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting about your 2nd. Christmas without Noah here but knowing he is rejoicing with Jesus.What a beautiful headstone with his smiling face. Kailyn making the angel, that is very cool.. Bless you and have a Happy New Year!! Love and prayers, Auntie Hilda

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Nichole,
Wishing you a wonderful year!!!!
Love , Auntie Hilda

Anonymous said...

Missing you this week precious boy...Granny

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole,

I appreciate you continuing your posts here and often think of you and Brad as well.

May 2011 allow you to grieve as you want and may friends and family always be there whenever you need them.
Anita (WBI)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nichole,
I remembered Noah's birthday on Sep 21. I remembered you walking for the wish foundation. I remeber Noah this christmas. I remember your birthday on the 29th, Dec/10 and today on Aidan's birthday,Jan 14th,2011), I remember my sister, Martha,(your auntie) who shared her birthday with Aidan. Martha met up with Noah on his homecoming. I rejoice that they are all together with your grannies.
Love you and pray for you guys.
Auntie Bertha