Thursday, 25 June 2009

8 years ago tomorrow...

our lives changed dramatically. It's hard to believe that Noah has been with us for 8 years! When he was diagnosed with hydranencephaly we were told he probably wouldn't live more than 2 to 4 years. I was asked today if it's hard to believe that he has been with us for 8 years. I said it isn't as it has been a long and hard 8 years, and sometimes it feels longer than 8 years, but it has also been a wonderful 8 years.

Life definitely isn't what we had planned or hoped, but we can also see how lucky we are to have such an amazing little man in our family. Whenever Noah has another birthday I have mixed feelings - happy that he is able to celebrate another one, but also sad because I don't know how many more we will have with him. I look back at photos and can't believe how much we have been through with him, and how much he has changed over the years. I wanted to put together a clip to remember the past 8 years with him.

We love you Noah and are so glad you came to our family, and we are especially glad that we get to celebrate another birthday with you!


  1. Happy Birthday Noah, your video made me cry happy tears :) Charlotte and Bella xxx

  2. Beautiful video.
    Happy Birthday sweet Noah

  3. I love it! Happy Birthday Noah!

  4. Happy Birthday! What a way to start my morning. He is so beautiful.

  5. oh lisa
    that was so beautiful and thanks for making me cry..he is so specail and there isalways a reason for and aaron have beautiful boys..i guess noah have touched alot of lives and he is special..he is a child of god isn't he..

  6. Happy birthday you amazing little man! You are so handsome. Lets hope no one knocks on my door right now!!!!! Love Chels

  7. Happy birthday Noah. You have grown up so much! Your video brought tears to my eyes too. Lots of memories of you are in that video. My favourite memory of you is when you had a very happy day, and you kept laughing and smiling at everything! You were such a crackup that day and made my day. We love you, Love Auntie Nicki, Uncle Alex, Maddi and Little Alex xxx

  8. Just beautiful Lisa, what a wonderful tribute to such a special boy, have a great birthday Noah.

  9. Ahhh! :D Great video! :) You really have some awesome photos of him!

    Did Jalen make you put that song on there!? ;) ;) Any excuse to hear her sing! ;)

    I feel so lucky to be able to spend time with such a great little man. :)

    Happy Birthday, Noah!

  10. WOWWWWW Happy Birthday Noah...what A JOURNEY....what a wonderful family and wonderful YOU...have a very happy day and a great year..

    Cant believe how much Cobe looks like Noah when he was a baby!!!!!

  11. You have made my life so much better Noah.
    Yes, there will be many more mountains, but the view from the top is unforgettable.
    I love you with every fibre of my being, and my life is richer for having you choose our family, to come too.
    Love you Pooh Bear!!

  12. Oh WOW, WOW, WOW. That was a beautiful and moving tribute to a very special little boy. I felt so privileged to watch this slide show. The sound track was so perfect and the whole thing touched me deeply. Where's the tissues?
    Happy Birthday Noah. xxx

  13. Happy Birthday Noah! Great post Lisa - well done!

  14. Oh boy, that is just beautiful. I have happy tears. Happy Birthday young man. You're amazing & so are your parents. xxx

  15. Holly, Kev, Noah, & Jena27 June 2009 at 00:19

    Beautiful Video just like the little man it was made for!!

  16. That was so great, Lisa. Cute pictures of a VERY cute boy!!!

  17. Beautiful Video Lisa!! Loved it. He sure is one Happy little kiddo!! Happy Birthday Noah!

  18. Ditto to all the above.

    A few things I love about Noah...
    - his big beautiful brown eyes
    - he has forgiven me for the few times I have tried to wheel his chair and nearly crashed (and not told on me)
    - his thick deep brown hair that you can't help run your hands through
    - his trendy ugg boots
    - he lets me give him a kiss when I see him even if I have smelly breath (which I don't.... but u never know!! :)

    Happy birthday Noah xx

  19. Oh how absolutely beautiful. What a lovely special video of Noah. Very touching Lisa.
    I haven't been on the net for a while so I'm catching up on your posts!! :)

  20. That's such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful boy!


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