S: Noah's Year 2011
FC: Scrapbook Baby | Noah Peter Derksen
1: One week before Noah came into our world :) | We hiked for 2 hours half way around Buntzen Lake... ...come out little baby (max)!
2: And Noah makes 3 ... Born April 1, 2011 2:54am 8 lbs 14 oz OUR MIRACLE BABY 2Kings 4:16
5: Baby Cuddles :)
6: Twinkle twinkle little star... do you know how loved you are?
8: Noah meets his Family
9: Lots... and lots of family...
10: Helping Daddy with his computer work every morning... Go Canucks Go
11: Noah's 1st Arts and Crafts
12: 10 hour Drive... No Problem. | Noah's 1st road trip. 3 months old and going to see his great grandpa for his 75th B-day
14: Gorgeous Boy
15: Photo | Shoot
16: Noah's Many Faces
17: "A Baby's Love Is Best Of All"
21: Camera Shy?
22: Oh, to see the world through the eyes of a child.
24: Noah's 1st tastes :) :) :)
25: Summer Fun | 1st Family Vacation Penticton, BC
27: And then came August... Camping and Fishing and Hiking ... Oh Boy...
28: A trip to the Farm
29: Noah loves animals... especially GOATS... (they're not gentle and neither is he) | Noah stands by himself for the very 1st time
31: Pumpkin | THE | Patch
36: To Know love is to know joy...
37: THE END ...well actually, more like the BEGINNING :)
38: Noah's Story I have a verse posted up in our house and it reads," But I trust in you, O Lord; I say you are my God." My times are in your hands." - Psalm 31:14,15a. God's time truly is not our time, and so after a couple years of trying to conceive without success it became harder and more painful to be hopeful that Randy and I would have children. We were diagnosed with infertility and referred to a specialist. It was early November and I spent the evening on the phone with my sister, and a close friend who shared my struggle. We poured out our hearts to one another. By the end of a long phone call I was exhausted, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I went to bed and at this moment God prompted me to scripture. I had just finished a book study and wondered what I should read . The Bible opened to 2 Kings 4. As I looked at the page, it was as if the chapter heading "The Shunamite Woman" was highlighted in yellow. I realized immediately that I was supposed to read it! I couldn't remember what the story was about,.. then I reached the part where Elijah finds out that this woman could not concieve. I read on and again saw text in yellow highlighting... verse 16 read, " about this time next year you will embrace a son." I really couldn't believe what I was reading and said out loud to God... "is this a joke!?" I was shaken and wasn't sure what to do with this experience. All I knew was that God had meant that scripture for me somehow.I shared this with Randy (who immediately took it seriously and never faltered in believing it was a "word" for us), and then I guess you could say I tucked it away and pondered it in my heart. As time went by the specialist was unable to offer us any answers and offered us little hope of being able to concieve on our own. We were eventually referred to a fertility clinic. I was devestated! What about the word from God... had I been mistaken... was it not a promise for me? Yet, somehow since that day in Nov. I had changed, and in my heart there was hope and peace. That spring someone at my Alpha Table, after learning of our struggle, walked up to me and with some embarrassment placed her had on my stomach and told me that God had laid it on her heart, that she should place her hand there and pray for a baby. I was caught off guard, but it was a much needed encouragement to keep trusting God to keep his promise. I was becoming anxious because the "about a year time frame" seemed to me to be passing.
39: A few weeks passed and the Alpha night on Healing came and for the 1st time the issue of infertility came up - TWICE! I recieved these words that night: " A sense of somebody wanting or going to be pregnant and this is what I saw: in the womb there was darkness but then a small circle begins to get larger and out of the darkness comes life and light. Where there was nothing a life grows and belly feels movement and growth. I see an image of a beautiful face of a child, fingers, and light... a fullness of belly." I remember knowing 100% that those words were meant for me, meant to encourage, and renew my confidence in God's faithfulness, and ability to keep His promise. It was a final confirmation of those words I had read many months previous. We decided to continue with our appt. at the fertility clinic, but I really questioned whether God would really leave this to science. I prayed and really felt that somehow God would work this out for his Glory, and I prayed that would be through a natural conception. We met with our new specialist and learned his theory of why I was unable to concieve, based on all my charting/documentation. It made perfect sense and left no opportunity for a natural conception. We decided to go ahead with treatments (in 2 months time), however over the next few weeks I realized that this time "around" my body had done something different and because I had been keeping charts I could see on paper that the "problem" identified by the specialist was not happening this time. My body's cycle had completely changed for the 1st and only time, and within days I realized that I was PREGNANT, and with no medical intervention! God showed me on paper that he had accomplished a MIRACLE! Not only did God help Randy and I concieve, but EXACTLY one year after recieving His promise to me I had my 20 weeks ultrasound and Randy and I met Noah for the 1st time. A week later I had the opportunity to share at the next Alpha night on Healing. And not only did I concieve, but April 1, 2011 I "gave birth to [my] SON", Noah Peter Derksen! And what a precious gift he is... ALL GLORY TO GOD, Jenny Derksen