Take the time to check out this video on Youtube. Click on the last sentence to watch it. It's an inspiring look into a the life of a special needs Mom and her beautiful baby.
About a month ago I was given the opportunity to preview Lacey Buchanan's book called Through The Eyes of Hope. Being a special needs Mom myself I found this book so inspiring. In this book Lacey talks about the struggle and joys of raising a child with special needs. I found myself at times in tears because many things she has experienced and struggled with I have been there myself. Raising a special needs child is hard. It puts a strain on all relationships in your life. It's not easy to being everything to everybody. Over the last almost 19 years some relationships have taken a backseat and suffered. That is something that I regret but I hope they only get better from here. In reading Through The Eyes of Hope I was again reminded that I'm not alone and there is always Hope.
On of my favorite passages of the book: "It's as if people sense something different and special when they get around Christian. They want to know more about him. I believe it is the Holy Spirit working through him. I can't explain the events that changed the course of our life any other way than this: Christian's life is a reflection of the God who created him, not a mistake to be hidden but a masterpiece to be seen."
I see the same thing through Noah.
I highly suggest seeking out this book even if you aren't a special needs parent. You won't regret it.