Sunday, August 9, 2009

Noah - Peaceful, "long-lived", Comforter

Noah William McCormick July '05
(Just came home from the hospital, photo by Beth Larkin)

On July 18, 2005, God sent into the McCormick family a precious gift. That gift was a little baby boy named NOAH WILLIAM McCORMICK. He was a gift we thought we would never be graced with, but GOD knows best! After 10 years of praying and giving it all to the Lord, HE saw fit to send us NOAH! Thank you GOD....

The name Noah means peaceful, "long-lived", and comforter, this little boy is all those things. He is one of the most peaceful children you will ever meet. He loves to be a peacemaker and not a fighter. He is peaceful when he plays by his self or with other children. Comforter is what he has been to us! Dunc and I sometimes think we are not going to make it being the ages we are with a 4 year old, but in a funny way Noah always mangers to comforted us in what ever the situation is! He has been a real JOY to this family! We know because of HIS strength, he will be able to accomplish what ever road God chooses for him. That is where the "long-lived" meaning of his name comes in place.

With all this being said, our baby boy is starting school (Pre K 4) tomorrow and it is just hard to believe! It seems like the first Sunday afternoon we had him home and Aunt Beth was playing with him and trying to get him fixed just right for his picture, so she could run and get birth annoucement made for me. It seems like yesterday I was rocking him to sleep and giving him a bottle!

Now please don't misunderstand me, I am excited about him going to school. He is very independent! He is going to do fine, but he look up at me while I was giving him his bath a while ago and said "Mommy, I am nervous about going to school tomorrow!" And I am having a really hard time with it! Just knowing I can't be there to follow him around and HELP him when he needs me!

Before he was born Aunt Beth spent a day in his nursery painting my favorite verse for a child on the wall and right now that is what gives me comforted:

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

Noah William McCormick June "09
(4 yrs. old t-ball, photo by Cowart Photography & Simply)