Monday, May 9, 2011



There's a sweet little boy named Noah who attends the same church I do. His grandparents bring him almost every Sunday and have explained that Noah struggles with autism. When I first met Noah, he seemed very shy and didn't utter a word when I was around him. There were times he did make a few loud sounds during the service though. To the congregation's credit, no one turned around to see who made the noise. They knew it was Noah. He's a part of the church family and is accepted just as he is. Noah has been attending school and is progressing well. He now talks a little and is learning to call people by name. The most endearing news is that Noah now gives hugs. I received three from him yesterday. What I love about Noah's hugs is they come from his heart. He accompanied each hug with the words, "I give you hug", and that truly warmed my heart. I pray for Noah's continued success and hope he never stops offering hugs.


Firecracker Kid said...

It so good to hear stories of God's work in progress. Noah will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Merilyn said...

What a heartwarming story Kady!! Also love the kitty hugs pics!!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Ahhhhh, that is the sweetest story I've read in a long while. Definitely a feel-good story. I bet you do feel special when he hugs you. It's a beautiful thing to watch children grow and become confident.
Love the kitty pics!

kelley said...

Awe...those have to be the best hugs in the world!