Until We Meet Again Noel

Dear friends,

thank you for your outpouring of prayer and support for Caleb and Alex.  They feel it all.  Thank you for sharing Noel’s story all over the world.  I am amazed at how many countries have been, and are, being touched by Noel’s life!

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There are many of you mourning with Caleb and Alex and they have been kind enough to work out a way for everyone to be present at her homecoming service, if you so chose.  If you would like to view the homecoming service, it is happening tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10:00 am MDT.  You can click on the grey link below and the video will begin as soon as the page is loaded beginning at 10:00am.  You do not need to log in to view the live feed.  If you cannot be there for the live feed, there will be a YouTube posting after the service.  (I will link the YouTube video as soon as it is available.)

Homecoming Service Link

Please continue to pray for Caleb, Alex and all those who love Noel as they say goodbye for now.  I join with them joyfully in the knowledge that we will see precious Noel again.  Thank you Lord!

‘Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.’ ~ Hebrews 10:23

‘Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.’ ~ Hebrews 11:1

Please feel free to continue to leave prayers and messages for Caleb and Alex.  

Also, please consider making a donation to Noel’s medical (and funeral) costs by clicking the green link below.

Caleb and Alex fund.

A year after Noel went home, I ask Caleb and Alex some questions about the journey… here are their answers!

This is a wonderful song that I find so encouraging.  I love the lyrics.

Here are the other posts for Noel:
Noel at home

Happy One Week Birthday Noel

Blessings

Two Week Update

Urgent Update

Sorrow and Comfort

Until We Meet Again

Memories of Noel: The Darkness and the Light

 

Blessings, Sarah

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Sorrow and Comfort: Noel Update

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As I write this, there are tears on my cheeks and an ache in my heart for Caleb and Alex.  This is the update that I was hoping not to have to write.  Yet… here it is.

Noel’s uncle said it beautifully a few hours ago:

“The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21b)

About an hour ago, little Noel started having more serious breathing issues. About 15 minuets ago, the Lord, in his wisdom, took Noel from us. There are many emotions that cannot be adequately expressed in a short post like this. I know that we are all deeply saddened and mournful over this loss but we can also be grateful that the Lord allowed us to be with His little princess for so much longer than anyone ever expected. We rejoice in the answer to prayer that she has been, in the testimony that she has given, in the way she has brought others to see God’s love and come to know Him, and most importantly in how she has brought Glory to the King.

We will miss you little Noel Sattelmeier but we take comfort knowing you are in the Lord’s hands.”

As I look back on the days Noel was here, I can’t help but be amazed at the lives she touched.  Thousands visited my blog and cared about her.  Thousands saw the miracle that God had worked in her life.  God has reached across the world with her face, her heart… her story.  What a beautiful legacy.

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I fell in love with her before she drew her first breath and grew even more in love with those dark eyes and beautiful face with each picture.  She touched my heart.

Noel,

I never got to meet you in person but you are so dear to me.  I treasured getting to know you through pictures and through your families updates.  I’m happy that you are in the arms of our Saviour though I know that there are arms down here aching for you.  I can’t wait for the day I get to see you face to face.  Where ‘He will wipe every tear from our eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain’.  On that day, precious girl, I will give you the biggest hug and rejoice with you.  I love you.

Please continue to pray for Caleb and Alex and family.

Thank you Jesus for two weeks with Noel.  For the cuddles, kisses and love that her family was able to share with her.  For each moment that they had with her.  Thank You for working this for good, even though we cannot see all that will come of this.  We look forward to the day that we meet those in heaven who were touched by her life.  Thank You for bringing comfort and peace to her family now.  Sear the memories into their minds and may those memories bring great joy to their hearts.  We pray that Noel’s life and story would still draw others to you.  May Caleb, Alex and their family continue to be a testament of faithfulness and  trust as they move forward in You.  Draw them closer to You and closer to each other.  Amen.

To everyone who is reading this and to those who have been following Noel’s story, thank you for your prayers and support.  We are so grateful, and hope that you will continue to pray for Noel’s family and for her life to continue to draw others to the Lord.

Please feel free to leave prayers and notes here for Caleb and Alex.  I will be sure to get them to the family.

Blessings, Sarah  (Matthew 5:4)

Here are the other posts for Noel:
Noel at home

Happy One Week Birthday Noel

Blessings

Two Week Update

Urgent Update

Sorrow and Comfort

Until We Meet Again

Memories of Noel: The Darkness and the Light

 

URGENT Noel Update!

I’ve just heard from Noel’s Grandmother and she’s asked for urgent prayer!

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Here’s the message:

Prayer warriors, we are needing prayer desperately for our Noel!!!!! We had to have the hospice nurse over to give her morphine for her air hunger. Her breathing is very labored and holds her breath now quite often. She is fighting for each little breath!! Please pray for Alex and Caleb also.

Please join us in praying for this beautiful family.

Father God, we pray now for little Noel!  God, please even out her breathing and bring calm and peace to her system.  Lord, we ask that your healing hand be on her little body.  You know what’s going on in her body, better even than any doctor.  Give Noel strength to fight through this.  Also, be with Caleb and Alex as they wait and pray.  Bring peace to the family and help them remember that You are sovereign.  We ask Lord that this be just a bump in the road towards a long and healthy life for this precious little girl!  Please God.  Amen.

Thank you for your prayers and your support.

Love, Sarah

Here are the other posts for Noel:
Noel at home

Happy One Week Birthday Noel

Blessings

Two Week Update

Urgent Update

Sorrow and Comfort

Until We Meet Again

Memories of Noel: The Darkness and the Light

Noel: Two week update!

Happy Two Week Birthday Noel!

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Two weeks ago, God blessed Caleb and Alex with a beautiful baby girl.  The doctors had no hope for her… yet, here she is!!  You know why?

Because our God is a God of hope!!  There is always hope, because there is always God! 

He has proven himself over and over throughout history… and over and over in the life of this precious little girl.  One of Alex’s dearest friends, Jennifer, posted some beautiful thoughts on Noels name and I wanted to share it with you!

Noel WordsI watch as people visit my blog from all over the world and I know that this wonderful little girl is touching people everywhere.

Today Noel’s family is giving her an increase in formula as the nurse has advised.  Sadly, it won’t be cake or ice cream but it’s still a wonderful thing!!

Noel is too young to understand this, but we aren’t.  God… the God who placed the stars, He is using her in His plan.  I don’t know why it is under these circumstances but He is reaching out, through her, to so many.  Please continue to pray for healing and expect with me to see Him move mightily!!  Thank you again for all your prayers, are your thoughts and all that you have blessed this family with!  They are feeling your support and are so grateful!

We praise You, Lord, for these two weeks as Noel has grown!  What a blessing she is to her family and to us.  To watch You work in her life and see Your great power is so amazing.  We praise You for she is fearfully and wonderfully made!  You created her and You are sustaining her.  We trust in Your unfailing love and we know that You have a plan for Noels life.  A plan that we are watching unfold and a plan that is drawing myself and countless others closer to You.  We pray that You continue to work in her life and may she have many years with her family to come!  We pray for Your hand of healing to be on her.  Mend all of her, Father God.  Show the world Your power as so many eyes are on this little girl!  Be also with Caleb, Alex and those who are caring for her 24/7.  Please give them energy and wisdom!  Amen.

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Love, Sarah

Here are the other posts for Noel:
Noel at home

Happy One Week Birthday Noel

Blessings

Two Week Update

Urgent Update

Sorrow and Comfort

Until We Meet Again

Memories of Noel: The Darkness and the Light

 

Blessings: A Noel Update

Hello friends!  Welcome to the newest update on Noel and her family.

Noel19Noel22Noel has been having pretty good nights with usually only one fussy time.  It seems to be usually when it’s her Daddy’s turn to be with her.  Little girls and their Daddy’s!  It’s tough when she fusses as it makes it hard for her to breathe.  Still, she’s been doing well.  The health nurse visited yesterday and is really impressed with how Noel is doing.  Her respiration and heart rate are good!  Noel is also gaining weight!  She was down a bit on Friday but has gained nearly a pound!!  God is so good!

Noel20Since the hospital, Noel has been fed through a tube going into her stomach.  She eats at 7 am, 10, 1, 4 then 7pm.  It takes her an hour to eat 25 ml – that’s just over an ounce.  It’s been a slow process.  The nurse said yesterday that they can try giving her a bottle.  There was a lot of uncertainty as to how well she would do with trying to suck on the bottle.  Swallowing has also been a challenge for her too.  So, last night Noel got her first bottle…

Noel21And, she drank it like a champ!!  Actually, she drank it so fast that she freaked out her Grandma!  We are so very thankful that she took the bottle so well!  If this continues, she may be able to be weaned off the tube feeding.  Thank you God for this blessing!!  Noels family are grateful that she is doing so well but continue to ask for your prayers.  Without knowing what is going on inside of her body, there are still many questions left unanswered.

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Thank you for your prayers!  Every day we are seeing miracles with Noel.  We know that the Lord has a plan for her and believe that it will be a long life with her family.  We are still beseeching the Lord for total healing of Noel.  That He would make her heart whole, that He would join her cerebellum, and delete that extra chromosome 3.  Go Prayer Warriors!!  Please also keep Alex in mind as she heals from surgery!

I am so awed and amazed with what God is doing for Noel and her family!  To see the continuing miracles that He is bringing to her life!  I have been brought even closer to the Lord in worship and praise as I watch this miracle unfold and I am so excited to see what God has in store for Noel and her family!

We love all of you and are so grateful for all the prayers and support for Caleb, Alex and Noel!

Here are the other posts for Noel:
Noel at home

Happy One Week Birthday Noel

Blessings

Two Week Update

Urgent Update

Sorrow and Comfort

Until We Meet Again

Memories of Noel: The Darkness and the Light

Love, Sarah

Happy One-Week Birthday Noel

HAPPY ONE WEEK BIRTHDAY NOEL!!

It’s been a WEEK!!!  This precious little girl who the doctors didn’t think would make a few hours, has now been with us for a WEEK!  🙂  2,300km away from me, there is a party going on for Noel.  I was hoping that they’d post a picture of Noel with cake on her face but no such luck.  (Noel, you’re Auntie Sarah would have let you have some!)  Just teasing guys!!

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Noel is doing pretty good.  Filling out a lot!  She’s now at 3lb 6 oz.  The nurse paid Noel a visit and checked all her vitals.  Noels heartbeat and respiration are all good!  God is so good!  Each day is a gift from the Lord and we’ll take each and every one of them!

Noel14Look at how pretty she is.  Because of the care required for her, her family is with her 24/7.  They take shifts throughout the night so that someone is with her all the time.  Alex is with her most of the time and Caleb is there as much as he can be.  Unfortunately, his time has been limited with her due to the financial strain of the testing and the care that Noel needs and he’s back to work.  This is terribly tough for them since they’ve been told that at any time, Noel could pass away.  We are believing in a miracle, but just imagine having to leave your newborn baby girl with that on your mind.

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We are so grateful that Noel is doing as well as she is.  We give all praise and glory to the Lord!  We are also so grateful for all the prayers that you have said for Noel.  It’s awesome to see that this little girl has a mighty prayer army!  You are to thank for that!

Prayer succeeds when all else fails.  Prayer has won great victories and has rescued, with notable triumph, God’s saints when every other hope is gone. ~ E. M. Bounds

Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.  ~ Variously attributed

Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. ~ D. L. Moody

That’s why we covet your prayer so much.  We know that God can move mightily and we know that He listens to His children!  God is moving already.  Not only in Noel’s continual health, but he is moving in the hearts of those who know her story.

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Again, you have all overwhelmed me with your support for our dear friends.  I am so glad to be able to share God’s work, and Noels story, with you all!  Thank you for your continual prayers for Noel and for believing with us that God is going to keep working in Noels life!

Please feel free to comment here and I will make sure that Caleb and Alex get your messages!  They are so touched by all your support!!

Here are the other posts for Noel:
Noel at home

Happy One Week Birthday Noel

Blessings

Two Week Update

Urgent Update

Sorrow and Comfort

Until We Meet Again

Memories of Noel: The Darkness and the Light

 

Love, Sarah

Pray for Noel

 

Noel Update: At home

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog to read about Noel and the modern day miracle she is!!  You have overwhelmed me, and Noels family, with your support and prayers!  I don’t have a ton of new information but I have good news and some new photos!  🙂

NOEL IS HOME!

Noel11This will be day two at home and she’s has two really good nights.  One fussy time each night, but what newborn doesn’t?  There was a beautiful photo shoot yesterday and it looked like she was a great sport through it all!

Noel9I love this one!  God’s little princess.  She’s also got the whole family (and me) wrapped around her little finger.

Noel is being tube fed at the moment and that is going well.  She already looks like she’s filling out and getting bigger!
Noel10Thank you for all your prayers!  Please keep them coming.  We’re hoping for continued miracles and that Noel can live a long and happy life with her family.

We give all praise and glory to God for Noels 5th day and pray that it will be a blessed one!

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Father God, thank you for Noel!  Thank you for sustaining her in these 5 days.  Thank you for each moment that she has with her family.  I pray for healing, Lord.  That you would reach out and make her whole.  That you would give her a long life full of glorifying you as her parents are.  Bless her Father, we pray!  We praise you for the work you are doing in her life, and in the lives of those around her and around the world that are being touched.  Thank you that we can come together as a community of believers and raise this precious little girl up.  You are an awesome God and we worship you!  Amen!

Caleb’s aunt and uncle have set up a foundation for Caleb and Alex, to help relieve some of the stress of finances.  I am including the information for anyone who can help out this beautiful family.  We continue to ask for prayer because that is so important to us (and more than enough in Caleb and Alex’s eyes)!  If you can help out, even with a few dollars, please click on the green link below.  We are so grateful for anything you can give!!  We want to continue to bless this family!!  Thank you so much!

Caleb, Alex and Noel fund! <————————- 🙂

Here are the other posts for Noel:
Noel at home

Happy One Week Birthday Noel

Blessings

Two Week Update

Urgent Update

Sorrow and Comfort

Until We Meet Again

Memories of Noel: The Darkness and the Light

 

Love, Sarah