Monday, August 16, 2010

International Prayers

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We took Noah to Bill & Marge's Bar-B-Que this weekend. This year Noah was able to eat pureed baby food there, and participate a bit more than he could last year. He watched from a distance as Bill concentrated on deep frying homemade potato chips and watched Bill's arms as he flipped hamburgers on the grill. His eyes followed other small children here and there, as if he was interested in how they could play so effortlessly. Yet he didn't seem upset that he couldn't join in and participate yet. He just studied everyone.

It's always so nice to meet new and old faces that continue to pray hard each and everyday for little Noah. A missionary family from Nepal was there, they were so very nice and loving with our Noah. When we were getting ready to leave everyone gathered in a circle to pray over Noah. The missionary wife from Nepal gave Noah a very long prayer in her native tongue. I don't know what she said, but Noah seemed to. He was paying attention the whole time. I've learned to never underestimate the power prayers can bring. Prayers come in all different kinds of ways. It was a privilege to have Noah prayed over and blessed by those who have traveled so far.

This group of people never waiver on all that Noah can do. They don't share the same uncertain moments that I occasionally have. Their faith tells them one hundred percent that Noah is going to accomplish amazing things in his lifetime. That is probably one of the reasons why I enjoy their company so much. You will never hear any of them say, Noah "can't" or will "never" do anything. I cling to their certainty, their word that he only "will" do everything. They fuel my heart, and help erase those moments of fear that I have over Noah's future.

I also got to meet another new friend this week, Bridgitte with Premier Designs Jewelry. Upon meeting she seemed familiar like we've known each other for years. Hugging her felt like hugging a friend I hadn't seen in a very long time. Even though it was our first meeting, our hearts spoke to each other and I know that we'll be friends for a long time to come.

Bridgitte has provided me with catalogs for those wishing to make advanced purchases towards Noah's fundraiser or for those who cannot attend the event. I'm happy to get a catalog to anyone that needs one. If you would like a catalog or more information please feel free to contact Bridgitte at (303) 718-1886 or by email at

Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.
~Terri Guillemets