This memorial website was created in the memory of our sweet baby boy, Noah Andrew Martin who was born still on December 03, 2005 in Northport, AL. He was 9lbs 10 oz, 21 inches long. He died due to lack of oxygen from a placental abruption and uterine rupture. His loving older siblings are Micah (was age 5 at the time) and Jillian (was age 3 at the time.) We all miss him very much.
"And Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord..." Genesis 6:8
Noah, I've been meaning to do this since January, but it's been very hard for Mommy and Daddy. We miss you so much. Big brother and sister still pray for you every night as you know. I wanted to make a website about you so that i can continue to share you with others as we always remember you and think about you. It's like someone said, when a beloved grandparent or older child dies, you don't pack away their pictures and never speak of them again...why would it be any different for our baby son, whom I carried inside of me for 9 months and whom we held in our arms, if only in body. You would be 8 months old now, as I begin to make this website. You'd be sitting up, crawling, teething, eating cheerios, nursing, beginning to jabber, and if you were like big sister, you might even be about to start walking. :) And if not, then it wouldn't matter, we would have loved you anyway you came to us. Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and add this to the website, and I'll be working on it some more later.....we love you w/ all of our hearts!! Miss you so much, big boy!!! I miss rubbing that big little hiney of yours, that was always on my lower left front. You are such a good little boy! Okay...bye for now. love, Mommy.
Holding You in our Hearts baby boy,
until we can hold you in Heaven one
day! We love you!!!!!
I never dreamed of this sorrow.
I never thought I'd have reason
I hoped I'd never know heartbreak.
How I wish I could change
The way things went.
I wanted nothing but goodness.
I wanted reason to prevail.
Not this bare emptiness.
I wanted days of plenty.
--1st stanza from
Days of Plenty
From Little Women
A Broadway musical
Please feel free to light a candle or a tribute for our sweet baby boy. It really helps us feel like others have not forgotten him either. Thank you. Love, Amanda, Doug, Micah and Jillian.
My lullaby I sing to all my babies:
Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
Momma's gonna buy you a mockingbird.
If that mockingbird won't sing,
Momma's gonna by you a diamond ring.
If that diamond ring turns brass,
Momma's gonna buy you a lookin' glass.
If that lookin' glass gets broke,
Momma's gonna buy you a horse and cart.
If that horse and cart won't pull,
Momma's gonna buy you a billy goat.
If that billy goat runs away,
You'll still be the BEST baby anyway.
--sung to Noah while I rubbed his bottom in the womb
A Miscarriage (Stillborn) Prayer
My Lord, the baby is dead!
Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?
“Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.
You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty—he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”
I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity. -- Mother M. Angelica
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Noah's baby sister Mariam was born Jan. 10, 2008 and was never separated from Momma from the beginning, despite also being born during/after a uterine rupture. Her loving "tummy mommy" was fine and we are so grateful to her. We know you Noah, were watching over us all and praying for us :) Her adoption was completed in October of 2008. More update coming soon....I'm way behind...
love you big boy!