Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My son Alexis Haller's eulogy of his nephew Noah Pozner

On Friday, December 14, we tragically lost a most beloved member of our family.  Noah was a six year-old little boy, and he was so dear to all of our hearts.

Words cannot express the unfathomable loss we feel.

Noah was a wonderful son and a loving brother.  He was kind, caring, smart, funny, and sometimes even a little mischievous.  He liked to tell his sisters that he worked in a taco factory; when they asked him how he got to work, he would give them a funny look as if to say he knew something that they didn't.

Noah was a little kid.  He loved animals,  video games and Mario Brothers.  He was already a very good reader, and had just bought a Ninjago book at a book fair that he was really excited about reading.   He was also very excited about going to a birthday party he had been invited to.   It was to take place on Saturday, December 15.

Noah  loved his family dearly, especially his mom, his dad, his big sisters Danielle and Sophia, his big brother Michael, and his dear twin Arielle.  When his mother told Noah she loved him, he responded "Not as much as I love you."  Noah called Arielle his best friend, and she was -- and always had been.

If Noah had not been taken from us, he would have become a great man.  He would been a wonderful husband and a loving father.  He would have been a backbone of our family for years to come.  His loss, and our loss,  are deep indeed.

It is unspeakably tragic that none of us can bring Noah back.  We would go to the ends of the Earth to do so, but none of us can.

What we CAN do  is carry Noah within us, always.  We can remember the joy he brought to us.  We can hold his memory close to our hearts.  We can treasure him forever.  And all of us, including the family, the community, the country and the world, can honor Noah by loving each other and taking care of each other.  That's what Noah would have wanted.

Noah, we love you so much, we miss you dearly, and we will never, ever forget you.

4 comments:

  1. Noah is spreading love around the world...

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  2. Brings tears to my eyes, as it all has since it happened and when ever I read about Noah xx

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  3. I don't know you personally, of course. But I think of you and your family, and the families of all those touched by this terrible tragedy, every day. I wish I could bring you all peace, and take away what must be immeasurable pain. For what it's worth, know that I too will never forget, and will do my part as a citizen and a mother to work toward change in the hopes that this never happens again.

    Rest, dear Noah, and know that there are more people in the world who love you than you could ever imagine.

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  4. After a month of this mess I still look for Noah's picture every night and I find my self praying for him, his family and all the children we lost in this tragic day. I started to write a letter to Veronique and I cant finish, I start crying as if Noah was my own. Noah looked so much like my boy, I know that god its perfect in everything he does and as this massacre its not god's doing I know he will hold Noah's family in his hands and he will provide them with strength and mercy. I will continue to pray for all the families that have los their children and will hope that this tragedy its not transparent for our government.

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