"Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute,
You didn't grow under my heart - but in it"

Monday, March 7, 2011

What Noah is...


If what I am is what’s in me
Then I’ll stay strong – that’s who I’ll be
and I will always be the best
me that I can be.

There’s only one me, I am it
have a dream I’ll follow it
It’s up to me to try.

Oh! I'm a keep my head up high
Keep on reaching high
Never gonna quit
I'll be getting stronger.

And nothing's gonna bring me down (no!)
Never gonna stop, gotta go.
Because I know
I'll keep getting stronger.

Bridge 1
And what I am is thoughtful
what I am is musical
what I am is smart
and what I am is brave
what I am is helpful
what I am is special
There's nothing I can't achieve.
Because in myself I believe in oh...
Gonna keep our heads up high

Keep on reaching high
Never gonna quit
Just keep getting stronger.

And nothing's gonna bring us down (no!)
Never give it up, gotta go.
Because I know
I'll keep getting stronger.

Bridge 2
What I am is super
what I am is proud
what I am is friendly
what I am is grouchy
what you are is magical
what you are is special

There's nothing I can't achieve.
Because in myself I believe in oh...


Chorus 3
Gonna hold my head up high
Keep on reaching high
Never gonna stop
I'll be getting stronger.

Nothing's gonna bring me down (no!)
Never give it up gotta go, oh... yeah...
I'll keep getting strong--er.

Truer words never spoken about my boy Noah. On Saturday Noah decided that he was going to take steps while holding our hands. Some of you may think, "Yeah. So. Whats the big deal?" Well it is a huge deal. Noah doesn't like anyone touching his hands and Noah locks his knees when he stands and refuses to bend. This is amazing! Not only that but he decided today to crawl forward. He was crawling all over the place today and then I would hold his hands and he would walk. His therapists were in utter disbelief! They kept saying,"But I just saw you last week?! This is amazing!"

This is a child that we have been told over and over again would not amount to anything, would be a vegetable(told to us at 2m old prior to adoption), would die soon(told to us at 9 months old), is going to be severely mentally and developmentally disabled(told at 11 months). I am sure there are more but those 3 always stood out. He has proved so many wrong. Also today he has tolerated bolus feeds for 3 days so far. Doctor said he would never be off of continuous. He is a miracle. All children are in their own way. I now understand why mothers say their special needs kids are their heros. I think that is why God puts Trisomy kids on Earth, to teach us, to inspire us, to make us want to strive to be better, greater, happier and to love life and appreciate all we have. Noah is my hero. He is everything I want to be and I am 29 years older than him. How does he have it all figured out already?

O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. Psalm 30:2
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2-3



(Best if played in HD)

Be Blessed

2 comments:

  1. This is our favorite song around here. We listen to it at least 3 times a day! LOL Axel knows all of will.i.am's gestures. When Axel is feeling down, this video can perk him right back up!

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  2. Crying tears of joy seeing that video! He has to start walking to keep up with those big sisters :D God knew to put him in that family so he'd have a great example to follow (his sisters) and even better footprints to follow (You and Paul!)

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