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7/25/2010

Noah Thomas

Noah Thomas- 2 1/2 years old

When I was pregnant with you, I wanted to name you "Happy". No one would let me but for some reason I just new, even before you were born, that you would be a happy little person. To be honest with you, I am very glad that we named you Noah, but you are truly the happiest person I've ever known and you bring so much happiness to our home.

You love to laugh!!! You also love to talk. You talk all the time, even in your sleep !! You seem to be so excited about life and all that it has to offer. You get excited about the smallest things. Even though you are the youngest of your brothers, you seem to believe that you are as old or older than they are. Nothing holds you back or slows you down. Even at your age, you can out eat your brothers and I am certain that you will someday outgrow all of them. Whatever your brothers do, you do and actually do pretty well. At the age of two you are a master at riding your bike. At your age, your brothers didn't even understand how to pedal. You are amazing!!

People call you "cute" all the time, but for some reason it makes you mad. So you tell them, "I'm not cute, I'm handsome!!" Yes, Noah you are quite handsome and you have a gift at making people laugh. I know that God has a special plan for your life, but most importantly I think that you've been put on this earth to bring joy to others.

You are also my little love bug. You are always showering me with kisses (and the baby in my tummy). I am so thankful for all of your love and your generous compliments. There isn't a day that goes by that you don't tell me that I am beautiful and gorgeous! You have no idea how sweet I think you are. I think you are going to melt a lot of hearts someday!
You love to play Mass with your brothers. Usually when you wear this cape, you are pretending to be "Father" it's quite cute and you take it very seriously.
Noah, I have a special story I'd like to share with you. When you were just 11 months old and barely walking, we took you and your brothers to a Jr. High Camp with us in which we were helping to direct. On one of the last days there, I noticed a girl walk out of a large group session and so I followed her. She seemed very sad. I ended up sitting down with her and asked if everything was okay. She began to cry and said that she was having a terrible week. She was homesick, and struggling with a lot of depression in her life. She was having a tough time making friends and she felt alone. I tried to comfort her. And then I asked her, "Has anything good happened to you this week?", trying to get something positive out of her.

That is when she stopped crying and looked up at me with a smile. Then she proceeded to tell me the following. "Yes, one really good thing happened to me this week. Yesterday at breakfast, I was sitting there all by myself, and you came walking in with your children. You set Noah down on the ground a few feet away from where I was sitting and he looked up at me and smiled. He then walked over to me and held out his arms. I picked him up and he gave me a big hug. I felt so special at that moment. Out of all the teens in the cafeteria, he choose to come to me. It wasn't only the best thing that happened to me this week, but the best thing that's happened to me in a long time."

I had no idea that you had done this, but it didn't surprise me. As she told me this story, tears came to my eyes. Your father and I have been doing youth ministry for years, and I don't know if we've ever made the kind of difference in the heart of a young person. You have a special gift for touching hearts and I think God is going to use your love to help many people.



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