Thursday, May 26, 2016

Noah's Graduation

When we set out on this adventure with Noah, the idea of him graduating from high school seemed something that we would most likely not see. Just like the idea of watching him play sports. Shelby has been the best community to raise Noah in. He has experienced great things in his life. He went to Washington DC with his classmates. Seeing him being carried in his chair up the stairs of Lincoln monument was so heart warming. He has been including in many things with his classmates. Including getting a letter in basketball. What a night that was. We've always wanted Noah's classmates to know Noah was a part of them. With that being said, Noah graduated with the Class of 2016 from Shelby High School.
At first he wasn't real sure what was going on when I took him to his designated room before graduation.
Watching him come in with the rest of his class was beyond anything I could have imagined. Our little guy has put his  mark on this world. It truly gave me goose bumps and yes it made me cry.

During graduation practice I apologized to the young man that sat beside Noah. I let him know that Noah may give him a back massage during graduation. He told me that he was ok with that and not to worry. He was not only okay with Noah sitting beside him but during the graduation he would lean over and talk to Noah when he would get upset. It was so heartwarming to see. Thanks Dylan....

  Noah receiving his diploma with the biggest smile on his face. I had my eyes set on Noah and heard all the applause for him and was told later that he had a standing ovation. Wow....  Shelby has been the best little town to raise Noah in. We couldn't have done it without all of you supporting us. Noah is so loved.....

Scott and I are so proud to be Noah's Mom and Dad.

The day wouldn't have been complete without our kissing picture.

Noah, God put you on this Earth for a reason. You have changed all of us for the better. The world and our lives wouldn't be the same without you.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Leap of Faith

With prayerful  consideration Scott and I took a hug leap of faith. It's something we thought God was calling us to do. We have had fun showing what it is like to have a family that loves and cares for him.We have taken him to church so that he may know the love of Christ as well. We've had our good days and bad days. We are trying to give him a firm foundation that he may thrive and learn to one day be on his own. Over the last month I have second guessed myself several times. Can I really do this? Some days I found myself asking God for patience, understanding and even the right words to say. Please pray for us as we continue on this journey that God has put us on.
On Friday night we took Justin out to Scott's Moms house to go fishing. Scott, Noah and Justin had a great bonding time.
Noah enjoyed seeing a toad and getting puppy kisses.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Noah's baseball season is in full swing. He loves when I run him around the bases.
I've noticed how much better he has gotten with pushing the button to make the bat swing. He is doing it all on his own. His next game I'll take pictures and a video so you can see him doing it. It's pretty cool.
 Here is his schedule if you would like to come and watch him play. He plays at Stekal Park in Mansfield. Games start at 6:30.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Magical Night

We met Kate last summer at a ranch in Belleville Ohio, at a A Kid Again event. Kate was our guide for the day. She has kept in touch by reading my blog. In doing so, she was inspired by Noah and decided to plan a prom event for Noah's class.
The kids had a great time getting ready. From getting sized for their free tux to getting their hair done.
Noah had the most beautiful date, Allison.
Issiah was Noah's chauffeur down the red carpet. He wore Noah's Grandpa Sheaffer's tie. I know his Grandpa was looking down on Noah that night smiling and so excited about all of things Noah has been a part of this year.

Noah has the best group of friends in his class.

Noah and his friends getting a ride to the red carpet.

Thank you, Issiah you did such a great job.
Noah and his friends are ready to dance the night away.

The left picture is when Allison helped Noah in the play Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. They were in the 5th and 6th grade, they were Oompa Loompas.
Thank you Allison for being Noah's date at the prom and always being such a good friend to Noah.It was such a magical night and a dream come true.