|Sharing Beautiful the Book|
That was Noah's start, but not his present and not his ending. I delicately dance around the questions of how hard things are now for Noah and even us as a family. Carefully choosing my words so that I put all the wonderful things ahead of the hardships. In fact, I rarely if ever discuss the hardships when first meeting someone new. Or if I do, I attempt to make them sound like they really aren't that bad. (Even if some days things are exceptionally rough).
|Small Feet Leave the Biggest Footprints in Your Heart|
People need to know the value of Noah's life means more than all that other stuff that I have to deal with. It's often uncommon when strangers learning of Noah's story become personally invested or involved with our family long-term, but the very few that do, learn along the way about all the other hard stuff... or those curious usually seek out and read his blog and learn about many of the challenges we face as a family with a child who has special needs. And all the others, well I hope they walk away with a memory of a little boy that they either seen or heard about and remember Everyday Holds the Possibility of a Miracle.
I never grow tired of sharing Noah's story. His Miracle Story. He lived. That's the best part of the journey. The most important part.
If you get a chance to check out Noah and all these other amazing children at Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company, in Arvada, Colorado, the portraits will be up for two months.
As I sipped on a vanilla latte decorated with a blooming cream heart I thought how wonderful it was to connect with others, and share the story behind the child with piercing beautiful eyes in black and white photos. It was such a honor for Noah to be included in such a diverse and beautifully done project.
Noah's Miracle by Stacy Warden is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.