June 24, 2007

Not A Day Goes By

I'll hear people say, "I thank God everyday" for certain things like family, health, what have you. And I am sure many of those people really do thank God everyday. But many say they do and really don't. We might go through a rough time in our lives and say "I'll do anything" for things to be ok. Then when everything is normal again, off we go with our normal lives.

It's been almost 1 year since Noah came off his special diet. And close to 3 years seizure-free. I can honestly say that not a day or night goes by without me thanking the Lord for Noah's healing. That my Noah is here. That he is seizure-free. That he is a normal little boy. That he wakes up in the morning. That he can go to school. When I greet him good morning. When I check on him at night. Sometimes I just say thank you. That's just enough.


I imagine that I'll never really forget. Months will go by without me hearing myself yelling to my hubby to call 911! Over and over it used to play in my head. My stomach would drop like rollercoasters when I didn't think I could possibly take it anymore. But now it's all tucked away. Visions of Noah at his worst have been replaced by years now of a healthy, happy, laughing, talking boy full of life and full of promise.

I don't want anyone to have to lose or almost lose life to truly appreciate it. There are just too many things and people and blessings and situations to be thankful for that get overshadowed by worries and things that are so unimportant and so irrelevant. Life should be lived. Not put off for tomorrow or punished because of what
happened yesterday.


Noah's growing up, right before our very eyes it seems, and when many parents wish their kids would 'just stay little' I must admit that I am so very grateful to watch this little boy grow up. Because he can. We were told he might end up in an institution. I don't even want to know what that life is like. I just know it wasn't in the plans for us. I am so thankful. Each one of my precious babies... how is it possible that my heart has enough room for how much I love them?
Sometimes I just say thank you. And that's just enough.

33 comments:

  1. That is really a great story ! :) And I am happy for you and Noah and your family that he is now seisure free thanks to his diet. I cannot imagine what anxiety you must have felt before.

    I wish you all the best, and thanx for reminding me not to take verything for granted but to thank Him.

    Ellen

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  2. It was evident from the very beginning that God was at work through all of this. He allowed us to see how much he cares and provides for us through Noah. He's such an amazing little kid. Thanks for always sharing your heart, Steph.

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  3. Fantastic story! Praise God!

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  4. What a beautiful boy. I'm so glad he's well.

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  5. great Post Steph! You really don't ever appreciate something till it's gone (or in most cases almost gone!) You are so right though...we should thank him everyday for all the things he does and doesn't do for us!!

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  6. GOD IS SO GOOD!!! I remember the fears and watching those ugly seizures take place. YUCK!! God restored, redeemed and renewed!!!

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  7. I'm so glad that all is well and that he has been healed and restored. Thank you for sharing your reflections! Have a great Monday!

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  8. Praise God for His wonderful working. It is such a sinking feeling to watch you child go though stuff like that and not knowing what life will be for them, but the Knowing that God is in control helps. What a blessing to see God work her perfect will and even a bigger blessing when your child is well in the end. My Princess has been seizure free and off of her seizure meds now for 5 1/2 years and I just thank God that she is happy healthy and living a normal life. I'm so Thankful that you and Noah are enjoying the same thing.

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  9. OH MY GOODNESS... what an awful typo I have in my comment.. It should read what God work HIS perfect will.. not her UGH.....
    Typing way to fast for my own good here.

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  10. There are certain things that we do Thank God for everyday and that is our kids.. I am so glad for you that you didn't give up looking for that solution and you found it. God has blessed you and your family tremendously for your persistance and faith!

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  11. Thanks for the wonderful reminder to be grateful for what we have...

    T

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  12. Thank you for sharing. I am so happy for your family that Noah is well now.

    Our son had seizures too three years ago, and the calling 911 and giving mouth-to-mouth to your own child is too familiar to me.

    Thank you for your post, it was so nice to read that somebody is thinking the same things I think everyday.

    Life is precious, and we should live like we mean it.

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  13. I love hearing of how well he has done!The sweetness of Noah pours out in the photos as well! He's so lucky to have parents like you.

    Such sweetness.

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  14. Noah is a little Angel...I thank God too each day that we have him WHOLE again. It was a scary time and I don't know what we would have done without our faith in God. It brings me just joy as his "Mimi" to just be able to give him a little dum dum sucker and watch the smile on his face...Priceless...Thank you Jesus for Noah's healing...

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  15. Noah's story is SO amazing. God is great and so are you and Jeff for following your hearts and doing what you knew was right for your boy. He is the sweetest thing (and I have a collection of dried flowers to prove it!)

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  16. This is how I feel about Kolby's feet. Every night, I say thank you for healing his feet. And some days as I watch him crawl, pull up to things and walk along side them, tears well up in my eyes and I just say thank you again.

    I have often thought, that I hope and pray that I always remember the miracle that happened in Kolby's short life!

    Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt praise.

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  17. You won an award... You may have already won this one, but if you did you got it again!!! http://mybabyboys.blogspot.com/

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  18. so beautiful...i know how you feel...how can there be enough love in your heart? but there is...and we SHOULD be thankful for being able to feel that kind of love, every day. :)

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  19. What a great post! I can't even imagine what all you went through, but I'm so happy it's all over and you can now celebrate each year!!

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  20. Thanks for sharing! What a great reminder for us all.

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  21. Beautifully said, Steph!

    Our babies are our joys and our whole lives, and we must be grateful and thankful for them every moment!

    Could these photos of Noah BE any sweeter!?

    Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

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  22. I remember Jil asking us to pray for her friend's little boy who was having seizures. It's such an amazing story on how God works. I'm so glad Noah is healthy and happy now. I look forward to many more smiling pictures of him. Thank you for sharing this.

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  23. Steph, Noah is too cute in these pics and I'm so glad you and Jeff didn't listen to the doctors. You now have a boy who is growing so fast, you can see the change in him and he looks so healthy and big. You are blessed everyday.

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  24. Noah's story is amazing and I never get tired of hearing it. Or telling it to others!!! And again....he's getting SO big!!!

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  25. What a sweet story. Sweet and amazing.

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  26. I'll never get tired of reading about Noah! He's such a cutie!

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  27. This is a great reminder to continue to thank God during the "lulls" in life. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

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  28. I definitely need a reminder to thank God daily for the health of my children. I'll say a little prayer whenever I think about it (like now) but I don't always remember to do so.

    BTW, your son is adorable!

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  29. I'm so glad you share this story so much online. I never get tired of hearing it. Sometimes I start to feel really stressed out that we don't have health insurance. Then I think of things like this and I thank the Lord that we don't really need it. (I hope that doesn't offend you)

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  30. Thank you for being so honest and forthright with your experiences. It is because of people such as you and your family and your sharing, that allows other families to reach out and realize that they are not alone in times that are difficult for them.

    Noah is certainly a trooper for fighting through this as are his parents. Noah is a precious little boy and I can see why your heart continues to grow with love and pride with your children.

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  31. Steph! Your posting is perfect! You touched my heart with your words....Luke has been seizure free for 14 months now. We celebrated his 6th birthday this weekend, we started the party with all of us (around 20 people), stanidng in a circle, praying, and thaking God for our blessings & healings.

    I love reading your blog! Noah has gotten so tall! :)
    Laura

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  32. Thanks for this reminder of how good God is!

    Great pictures of your little boy!

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  33. He is beautiful and so prescious. God is good.

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