Thursday, November 3, 2011

We're Having A Quiet Day

I'm trying something new.
I'm taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
By the time I get to Emily's room I'm out of breath.
Remember when I climbed mountains?

I've been sitting here for an hour trying to come up with something to write about.
Can I tell you the one question I have more than any other? ...at least where my blog is concerned...
How many of you are there who read what I write?
Every day of my life I learn of someone else who reads this and at times I have to take a deep breath and say 'Noelle don't be intimidated.  Just keep writing.'

I'm taking Jason away for the night.
We're not going far...and we won't leave until we know our little one is tucked in for the night...
But at least it's something.

I'm giving up...I have nothing riveting to say.
Do any of you have any burning questions you are dying to ask me?

I'll leave you with what I think you come here for:


31 comments:

jer and lous crew said...

she is soooooo beautiful...all my love to you, jason and sweet emily...you are all amazing...have fun with your hubby tonight..

TortugaRachel said...

I come here for you, Noelle. To listen to your words, to hear what lies in your heart, and to pray with you as I read your writing.

I am so happy you decided to take the stairs today. You need to stay healthy for your family and this is one way to do so. I went for a walk today and it felt so good!

Hmmm... burning question...

Oh, I know! What did you want to be when you grew up? What sorts of dreams did you have when you were little about what your life would be like now?

I won't ask if you would trade your life now for them, that's just silly because I know how much you love your life and your family, despite the hard parts. God has you in His arms and on His path. You are an inspiration. I love you!

Baby Sister said...

I read. But I'm pretty sure you already knew that. :)

walden said...

holy smokes, what a cutie! have a fun night out! I come here because I love you, you guys are on my mind and prayers often and you are inspiring. You write beautifully, too, a real gift. And your relationship with Jason is inspiring, too. And then, of course, there's Brooklyn and Queens and Long Island...:)

Of One Heart said...

Oh my! Holy Heaven!! I love this ball!

Burning question, Noelle. How did you know? I haven't watched a movie in ages and was suddenly reminded of something you said you've seen at least 50 times. What was it? I was going to ask you in an email, but didn't because I thought you'd spank me with anything in sight. :D

p.s. If I wrote like you, I'd never be intimidated. Big huge hugs and lots of love! Enjoy Jason. :)

xoxo

Amy said...

I've been reading your posts for nearly a year. I never comment, because I never know quite what to say. Your beautiful little girl breaks my heart and every time you post about her I whisper another prayer for you and her both.

Dazee Dreamer said...

I read all the time. But then, some call it stalking. :)

Jessica said...

I read. :)

Jaime said...

I am new here but am so captivated by your little girl. And she is in my family's bedtime prayers every night.

The Cookie Corner said...

My name is Jackie and I live in Arizona. I stumbled across your blog (I dont honestly remember how) awhile ago BBE (before baby Emily). I love your honesty, your strength, and your baby girl Emily. She is beautiful and I pray for her regularly.
I am a mom and a cookie decorator in AZ just living a simple life.

Jackie

Thecookiecorneraz.com

Jenna said...

I read. I read about you and your family and your baby girl. I keep you all in my thoughts. but I keep it all in my thoughts because I'm a stranger and didn't want to intrude.

Fullmer Family said...

Hi Noelle! I read your blog quite often and I love it. I'm inspired by your words, love, faith, and strength. I wish I had something inspiring to write, but just know I pray for you guys and your little angel every day!
Lots of love.

Hoontah said...

I read. Though we've only met once I read every blog you post and feel like I've known you forever. You, Jason and Emily are included in my daily prayers.

Venassa said...

I read. No need to be intimidated. For as long as I've been reading your blog, no matter what you write about you have a way of writing beautifully. Just keep being you. That's what keeps everyone reading.
I hope you guys have a good night away. You deserve it.

wjmom said...

I'm still here. I read because your writing and your honesty (both the hard stuff and the light funny stuff) made me love you. My comments have dwindled because everyone else's are so profound and love-filled--what more could I add?

Your Little Miss is beautiful, just like her mother.

-stephanie- said...

Oh my cuteness. I came here before Miss Emily, so it's you and yours that I read your wise words. OK sometimes wise, I won't put you that high up on a pedestal. :o)

Hope you and Jason had a great date.

Jen said...

I read! I actually came upon your blog while reading Chuck and Liza's blog. I'm a stranger to both of you, as I stumbled upon their blog from a friend's blog.

I pray for Chuck and Liza's family as well as yours everyday. Both Lucy and Emily have imprinted my heart with their spirits.

The strength that you and Liza have is inspiring and amazing.

Prayers for your family.

Today's Gift said...

Though I don't comment that often, I read all of your posts. Emily is beautiful, but you already knew that! Hope you had a good time with Jason.

Madison McCoy said...

Oh hi M_____ Ernwell (I won't spill your name here). I have been reading your blog also, but we are related so it's not too creepy. You are an amazing cousin, and from reading your blog it sounds like you and I will need to talk some more next time there is a fam gathering. Lots in common!
We have been praying for your precious baby. And I've been trying to plan a trip with my mother and us girls to come visit you guys at the hospital to bring some much needed treatage.
Love ya cous.

Unknown said...

You are still climbing mountains.

Kristina Carter said...

I read every post

tracy said...

I read. I check in daily, and say a prayer for you and your family.
Tracy Levins
Mobile, AL

Mindy said...

I read. I love to hear what you have to say. You are insightful, and strengthen me as a person. I wish I could do more for you and your family. I love you guys.

Unknown said...

Hi, I'm reading and praying in TX.

Unknown said...

I check in daily to leave a prayer and watch your sweet Emily fight!

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

that is one of the most beautiful photographs I've ever seen. Did you take it? Gorgeous little girl. I'm glad you got away for a bit, hope it was rejuvenating for you both. Take care, you guys!

Amy Johnson Goodman said...

I started reading your blog after we became facebook friends, and I was curious what you were doing after we graduated from high school. I keep reading because of your wonderful writing, your strength, your honesty. I am going through a difficult rough patch that is very different than yours. But those things that help each of us endure well our own rough patches are universal. You and Jason and Emily embody those "enduring well" principles. That's why I keep coming back.

Anonymous said...

I have been checking in almost every day since before you even met Jason. I have laughed and cried and been comforted through my own struggles just through the words you have shared. I have passed on your recipes and stories. I haven't seen you in since high school but I enjoy all the moments I get to spend in your world. Thanks for sharing, you have touchhed my heart and soul.

Allie said...

Noelle. My name is Allie, I was the student nurse that took care of baby Emily last week. Taught the PICC line pro everything you already knows about central lines;) I've been searching for your blog since I met you and Emily. I wanted to show my family your beautiful baby girl that touched my heart. I am not much of a blogger but I plan to keep up with you and Emily. Loved reading your posts. Made me cry. Made me want to choose to care for sick children in my nursing career. Hope to see you Monday or Tuesday! Allie:)

Ashleigh Burroughs said...

I found you thru Joanne Mannix and have just spent a delicious hour with you and Jason and Elimy and Trouble and your mom and dad and sister. Thanks for sharing your ups and downs; I've been doing some of the same and I know how much it means to have bloggy friends sending love.

We are here for you all.
a/b

le Chef said...

I *knew* you before Emily came along, so I have to admit, she's gravy.
That probably didn't sound right ...
She's the gravy on the Noelle saga.

Moving along ..

It's OK to not have anything to say every day .. I mean .. uhhh, ::cough:: It's not like I keep up when life sets in.

It's OK to take breaks. It's fine to have your life belong to you. It's easy to get caught up in feeling obligated to tell everyone everything, but you don't have to. For myself, I'm here to make sure you keep putting one foot in front of the other. Everyone walks a difficult road at some point, and it's always better to have friends on that journey. I've no idea why I latched onto your blog .. mine's a bit fussier, louder, obnoxious. Maybe it was your clutter free blog design, or the fact we share the same religion .. but I know initially I had no idea we did. Your blog was always upbeat, looking for the rainbow when the rain set in.
It doesn't matter what blogs were, or are, or will be. It's the life behind them that is important, and with all things, change will be a constant companion. All good stories involve change.
I read because I care. I like your personality. I care about your baby girl. And probably also because your husband's name is Jason ;)
Mostly though, I'm here because I feel compelled to be - for whatever that's worth.

Always, always, take the time to remember why you keep trying. A day / night / moment, remembering your human, and that this too shall pass, is beneficial to everyone involved.
Even God took breaks. ::hello:: Sunday. ;)

Keep smiling chica. Every storm eventually clears.