Sunday, April 29, 2007

True Joy

Two Saturdays ago, on April 21st, our son, Noah, went to be with our Savior. At some point during the middle of the night, he had a terminal seizure that caused heart failure--the coroner said that Noah probably did not suffer during the seizure. Even if we had known while it was occurring, there was nothing we could have done. When I (Ben) found him laying in bed Saturday morning, he had already been in eternity with Christ for "several hours". The following is in the program we made up for Noah's Funeral which was on this past Thursday (we titled it "Noah's Party--A Celebration of Noah's Life):

Noah was a beloved son, grandson, great-grandson, nephew, cousin, playmate and friend. Saturday morning he went home to Jesus at the young full age of 15 ½ months. Noah brought joy and laughter to everyone he met. He truly showed God’s love to us with his energetic passion for life and contagious smile. Noah will forever be missed. He was truly an amazing gift to us from God. We feel so blessed to have been entrusted by our Father to care for him during his joyous life. We praise the Lord that Noah is in Heaven now and that he is truly having a party, dancing and singing. We know that the prayers of many and our personal relationship with the Lord is the reason why we have such a peace during this difficult time. We have hope and we greatly anticipate the day we will see him again in glory.

Noah’s last week was filled with so many joyous memories. We are thankful that we can say that Noah lived life to the fullest, blessing us all with his laughter. We pray that when you think of Noah you will be reminded, as we are, to always be joyful.

We're sorry that some of you did not know about this yet, the past week has been busy and difficult for us so we couldn't contact everyone. Thank you for praying for us and our family.

We love you. Ben & Becky Bacheller.