Monday, December 17, 2012

My daughter says goodbye to her little Noah

My daughter Veronique said goodbye to her little boy at his funeral service today. I am posting her words so that as many people as possible know who Noah was. I chose a blue font because blue was my grandson's absolute favorite color.


The sky is crying and the flags are at half mast. It is a sad, sad day. But it is also your day,
Noah, my little man.

I will miss your forceful and purposeful little steps stomping through our house. I will miss your perpetual smile, the twinkle in your dark blue eyes, framed by eyelashes that would be the envy of any lady in this room. Most of all I will miss your visions of your future. You wanted to be a doctor, a soldier and a taco factory manager. It was your favorite food and no doubt you wanted to insure that the world kept producing tacos.

You were a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body. You were light and love, mischief and pranks. You adored your family with every fiber of your six-year old body.

We are all of us elevated in our humanity by having known you. A little maverick, who didn’t always want to do his school work or clean up his toys when practicing his Ninja moves or Super Mario on the wii seemed far more important.

Noah, you will not pass through this way again. I can only believe that you were planted on Earth to bloom in Heaven. Take flight, my boy. Soar. You now have the wings you always wanted. Go to that peaceful valley that we will all one day come to know. I will join you some day. But not today. I still have a lot of mommy love to give to Danielle, Michael, Sophia and Arielle.

Until then your melody will linger in our hearts forever.
Mama loves you, little man.

57 comments:

  1. That was absolutely beautiful, and heartbreaking, he will no doubt always be remembered <3
    -Megan Thomas

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  2. Beautiful words that are like a melody to be sung. May God wrap his arms around your entire family at this time and forever help you move forward.

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  3. Sending you a hug, MC. What a strong, beautiful daughter you have.

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  4. These words are none a mom should ever have to say. Yet Veronique says them beautifully. No doubt Noah is in heaven now. Sounds so much like my son who was born just days before Noah. Your melody will linger Noah. Your mama is amazing. Praying for comfort and peace for you all.

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  5. May comfort be surrounding you all through this time from all of us out here, holding Noah up in prayer and love.

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  6. So, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing... sending you so much love.

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  7. I don't know your family personally, but I am sending all the love and prayers I possibly can into the universe for you all.

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  8. Oh, MC. Thank you so much for sharing. You and your family have been so close in my mind and heart the last few days. My words are inadequate but know that I have so much love for your family and I hope that you find comfort in each other. What wonderful memories of such a beautiful little boy. *hugs*
    -Melissa Roye

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  9. *sniff*
    SO beautiful. Thank you, MC, for sharing these wonderful words. Noah will always be remembered. Rest, Noah, but yes, also--soar. Enjoy flying, and watch over your family. We know you will.
    Sending love to you all. ♥

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  10. Chère MC, je suis une amie de Flo. Mon cœur saigne depuis que j'ai appris cette terrible nouvelle. Je voudrais vous transmettre toutes mes pensées de soutien, a vous, aux parents de Noah, a toute sa famille dont une partie m'est très chère.
    Je vous embrasse, et j'accompagne l'âme de Noah en pensée.
    Caroline

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  11. Beautiful! Beautiful boy! My heart breaks for you all. You all have been in my heart and on my mind since I first heard from Victoria on Friday. I am so very sorry.

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  12. My heart is broken for you all. Hoping that the love you have for each other will lift you up in the days to come.

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  13. Sending love and prayer to you all. My heart is broken as I pray that you find comfort. I am so sorry

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  14. Sending love and prayer to you all. My heart is broken as I pray that you find comfort. I am so sorry

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  15. I happened to see your post on The Fresh Loaf this morning. My son is 18 and I cannot even begin to imagine the pain of your family's loss. God bless you and keep you and your family safe and healthy and that they should all lead long and happy lives. My prayers are with you. Whereherheartis on TFL (Lisa)

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  16. Our love to you and your family.
    -charles

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  17. I did not know Noah, but Veronique's words have brought his beautiful spirit to life. I wish your daughter and Noah's siblings strength, comfort, and peace.

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  18. Thank you for all the words. I love you all.

    All my family is calling and is praying, Kiki is calling everyday to know how you are doing, she is praying for all of you specially for MC and Véronique.

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  19. I am a friend of Voctoria's and have a little boy the same age as Noah. I will never forget Noah. These words will make it easy to remember his spirit. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Thank you for sharing these dear words with us.

    I will never forget Noah. Never.

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  21. Thanks for sharing this. After I first learned about your loss from Jeremy's post in facebook, and the Unspeakable became a name and a face, there was not a day that I didn't think about and cried.

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  22. Sending you and your family our deepest condolences from the Huen household. May he rest in peace and thank you for sharing with us a little bit of his beautiful person

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  23. I am so truly sorry for your loss. Your daughter's words could have been written by me, for my 6 year old son... or by so many other mothers I know. Please know how deeply I wish for healing, how much I am praying for you and your family, and how I will never forget your sweet boy.

    Thank you for sharing him with us. He is a treasure.

    Love, prayers and healing to you.

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  24. Thank you for sharing her beautiful words that painted the most amazing picture of Noah. I am a friend of Victoria's and my heart has been and will continue to be with your family. I like to think he is playing in that valley with my two young brothers his age. May peace be with you and the light of Noah's life be with you always.

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  25. Your family is amazing and strong and has been much on my mind these last few days. Your daughter has certainly conveyed the essence of Noah in a brave and beautiful way. I will share her message so more can know of him.

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  26. Such beautiful words. Thank you for sharing them with us. Noah was truly a treasure. Heartfelt condolences to you, your daughter and her family. I will share her message so others can know what it was like to be six years old and ready to take on the world.

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  27. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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  28. My heart aches for you and your family and all of those whose heart is broken. I send you my deepest condolences. Your words are so beautiful.

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  29. Thank you for sharing. Your beautiful Noah's sweet face captured my attention from the beginning, he reminded me so much of my 4 yr old boy; we are Jewish as well so it hits close to home. After reading this, I had to get up and compose myself because I lost it after reading Noah's mom's words; I was so overcome with grief I was literally gasping for breath from all the sobbing. I never knew I could feel so much heartache and grief for a precious child I never met, but I feel very affected by it. I can't imagine how difficult and painful it must be to have to write a goodbye letter to your youngest child; your daughter is incredibly brave and courageous, you raised her well. Please know that your Noah's memory will forever live on in our household - I plan to raise my son to be the wonderful and kind Jewish man your Noah would have been. Your sweet angel will always be remembered in our hearts.

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  30. Such beautiful words. My heart goes out to all the families affected by this horrible senseless crime but I gather comfort in the fact that these children are being celebrated and remembered in a positive way. May God bless, comfort and look over everyone who has suffered in this. RIP beautiful Noah. Know that you will be missed. :(

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  31. Farine, I know comments can be overwhelming to read, but I cannot help but write. Although I won't in the most recent post, respecting your desire.

    This was a hard post to read, but I'm glad I did. Noah will never be forgotten...

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  32. Dear Farine,

    Your words, "You were a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body. You were light and love, mischief and pranks. You adored your family with every fiber of your six-year old body. Noah, you will not pass through this way again. I can only believe that you were planted on Earth to bloom in Heaven." How poignant and lovely.

    Will the sacrificing of Noah's life and the lives of all in the Newtown Massacre finally make American "GET IT!" and stop our government from being run by the NRA. I think GOD has been trying HIS hardest to tell us something and it's not, "buy more guns for the Teachers, or "If there were prayer in school this wouldn't have happened," Huckabee.

    Please don't let Noah's life be in vain.

    Mary Jane, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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  33. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I have felt a connection to this tragedy particularly because I read your blog. I hope that you family finds peace and solace despite the unfathomable evil that was inflicted upon it. Know that so many people share your pain.

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  34. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. There are still no words to give comfort. So sorry.

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  35. There are no appropriate words. I am so sorry. We will all remember your sweet grandson, thanks for sharing him.

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  36. Farine, as a mother of four school aged children I am deeply saddened by your family's loss as I am for the other affected families. I can't understand how such violence could be perpetrated against innocent and beautiful children.

    I must say I have been drawn to Noah's photo ... he is just so beautiful to look at. His eyes and his smile conveyed a boy who was innocent, gentle and affectionate. I know that I will never forget him and lovingly remember him in my heart.

    Sending love and prayers for comfort your way.

    Michele T
    (Australia)

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  37. Marie Claude, comme vous le savez je ne suis pas très douée en anglais mais j'ai réussi à traduire, dites à Véronique que ses mots sont très beaux et pleins de courage.
    Il ne se passe pas une journée sans que j'aille voir la photo de ce petit ange et mes yeux s'emplissent de larmes. Je suis persuadée qu'il va veiller sur vous tous et vous trouverez le courage de continuer.
    Monique

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  38. Beautiful Beautiful Words. Praying for you and your family during this time. May God Bring you the peace you deserve!

    God Bless You,
    Tina (Ohio)

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  39. MC:

    I'm so sad to hear about your loss and I can't stop crying. As a parent, I can feel the pain you and Veronique are going through. My deepest condolences to you all.

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  40. May His Memory be Eternal, and praying the family feels God's presence supporting them through this unmeasurable pain.

    CE

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  41. Your daughter is so brave, how did she find the strength to get up and read these words. I wish you all peace in your hearts and my deepest condolances for what sounds like the sweetest little boy ever.

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  42. MC: My son has the same sweet handsome blue eyes and soft face. Somewhere, there are hundreds of women who have the same. And we all will be forever changed by this loss and moved to love our children better and do better for all children. Thank you for sharing your story, mixed in with bread and tears and love. May the Creator bless your family with love that will wrap around your heart like a warm blanket.

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  43. I am so very sorry for your loss. Noah was a beautiful boy and his picture touched my heart. Sending love and prayers your way.

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  44. Dear MC,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I can only send you peace, good thoughts and strength...We will pray for Noah...

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  45. Deepest condolences from the Monteiro family in Canada. God grant your family all the strength, courage and peace during this most difficult time and always. Rest in Peace Little Sweet Angel Noah; you are in a safe place with your Maker - look down on your family from above and send them your love always.

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  46. Thank you for your remembrances of Noah. There was something so endearing and special about your grandson, not to take anything away from the other victims. I just feel like he could have been a member of my family. Deepest condolences to you and your daughter's family.

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  47. While Noah reminds me of my 11 year old son, in looks and certainly in temperment, he also reminds me of Samantha, my 7 year old daughter who is in 1st grade. Sam is filled with love and excitement, all day long. She is constantly brimming with ideas for family fun and often drives my husband and I off the couch, even when we're exhausted. Yet at the same time, she seems so intuitive. She's the first to notice when someone is sad or sick and tries to help them however she can. She told me the other day that she wants to be a preschool teacher since she loves teaching little children. I've asked Noah to watch over her, to be her guardian angel.

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  48. I just cried again. I absolutely adore this beautiful picture of Noah MC x

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  49. I, too, cried....again. This "little man" has touched my heart. I have asked Noah to be my son's Guardian Angel. Wishing you peace, love, and strength. Noah and the whole family are in my daily prayers.

    Eric

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  50. Little Noah has touched my Heart in so many ways. His mother, Veronique couldn't have said it any better than this!
    Just Beautiful words. My Heart just breaks everyday for this precious little man! NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS THE LOSS
    OF A CHILD! My Prayers, Thoughts, And My HEART go out to you the Family Pozner's. Little Noah will never be forgotten!
    Not a day goes by that I don't think of this precious little Angel! May he watch over his family with lots of Love!!!!
    RIP, Sweet Angel, NOAH!

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  51. i love that picture of noah, he was a beautiful boy!!! may god be with you and your family...lots of love....

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  52. So sorry for the loss of this sweet soul, estoy en su luto.

    May little Noah rest in oeace and stomp through the hallways of heaven

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