Saturday morning we had a small graveside service for our Noah. It was a cloudy, cool day with beautiful fall leaves and crisp air. We invited a small group of close friends. After an opening prayer, Nate shared some of his thoughts about our sweet boy and also about our Savior Jesus Christ. Our little group sang "I Feel My Savior's Love" and then I read a letter that was written to Noah.
Our wonderful and supportive bishop then dedicated the grave and we placed flowers on the tiny casket. There was a beautiful moment during the service when the sun broke through the clouds...it was really neat. Jansen and Natalie were a handful, but as our bishop's wife pointed out, that's life in a family and our young kids are simply full of personality and spirit and we wouldn't have it any other way.
We took a walk through the cemetery with the kids after finishing the service and had a wonderful time being together as a family. Life is beautiful and we are blessed. Thank you, thank you from a place deep in our hearts for all your prayers, service, support and love. We have certainly felt it and have been buoyed up by it. Thank you, Monica, for taking such special pictures for us that day. There is a little video I put together at the bottom of the blog that kind of goes through the whole morning.