color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: My Son Has Been Injured

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

My Son Has Been Injured

in a VBIED attack... a serious spinal injury... being operated on in Iraq. Please pray for my son.

He is SPC. Noah P.

UPDATE: 4:30AM (AZ time):
I just spoke with my son from Iraq!! He is waiting evac from Iraq to Germany for further evaluation of his spine... All the prayers worked BIG TIME as they determined that they did not have to operate in Iraq and will await further tests in Germany... He is in significant pain on any movement of the upper spine (C1,C2,C3) and pretty bad pain in the lower back ("that morphine stuff is good sh*t, Ma!")... and his brain's been rattled a bit (took him 10 minutes to remember his birth date) and he says he has lots of shrapnel lacerations on his head... mostly small deep wounds not requiring stitches... though he has some stitches... he still has some tingling in his hands and feet... ringing in the ears... but he tells me not to worry, he says he's still "pretty" and he even got some girls' phone numbers while at the CSH... He says he will be in Germany for a while but the damn soldier says he wants to get back to his unit asap!!
The outpouring of love and prayers has been overwhelming... and I can't thank you enough for your support. I do plan to go to Germany if they aren't sending him stateside... I haven't had any additional contact from the Army yet...
Thank you all for your caring and your compassion, but mostly thank you for your prayers... they DO work!
I'll put up some of the details of the attack that injured my son at a later date.
Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

251 Comments:

At 8/23/2005 7:11 PM , Blogger Shelley said...

OH dear God....(((Soldier's Mom)))). I wish I could just give you a hug right now. This is news no Mom wants to receive. My tears are falling and my heart and prayers go out to you. I can only begin to imagine what you are going through now.

I will say a special prayer for your Noah tonight. Please keep us updated on how he is doing.

Stay strong Soldier's Mom...and we are here for you and for Noah.

 
At 8/23/2005 7:37 PM , Blogger Al's Girl said...

Honey, I am so sorry. I am on the phone w/ Stacy right now. I am lighting a candle right now - and will say MAJOR prayers before I go to bed.

We will help you get through this - and Noah will not leave my thoughts.

Please keep us updated - if there's anything that I can do for you, please email me at:

melindakaye@gmail.com

 
At 8/23/2005 7:43 PM , Blogger StoicMom said...

I'm praying too. Stay strong.

 
At 8/23/2005 7:44 PM , Blogger Army Wife said...

please know we are praying for your son, his Drs, and surgeons, his fellow soliers.....

we will pray without ceasing....

Hold Dear Husband close, how are the rest of the kids?

Please let us know if we can help.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:04 PM , Blogger airforcewife said...

He will be in my thoughts and prayers for sure. You will be, too.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:06 PM , Blogger Caltechgirl said...

We're praying too. For your son and for your family, for strength. Hang in there.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:10 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

I gave Michael a big hug from you just like you ask me to SSM. My heart is hurting for you. I will light a candle for your son right now and say a pray.

Thanks you so much for talking to me tonight on the phone. Please know that we are all here for you. If there is anything that we can do, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We are all here for you. Please keep us updated, or give me a call and I can post on my blog to let everyone know.

I have also just gotten off of the phone with my mom. They are going to start a prayer chain for Noah.

((HUGS)) to you SSM.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:18 PM , Anonymous Teresa said...

Sending prayers and more prayers. Yet another mom of a soldier here. I wish I could be there but know that we are all here with you and Noah in spirit.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:27 PM , Blogger strykeraunt said...

Soldier's Mom,

I came here by way of Blackfive. Please know that you and Noah are now and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:28 PM , Blogger angie said...

Prayers for your son and also for you and your family. Please keep us as updated as possible. Angie

 
At 8/23/2005 8:30 PM , Anonymous Kari said...

I will be praying for Noah. May the Lord guide the doctors' hands every step of the way. And may He give Noah strength and peace through his recovery. We are forever indebted to Noah and your entire family. Thank you for all you do.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:31 PM , Anonymous Sunny said...

Your friend Stacey just let our support group: sgt moms yahoo support for military families know of what you are facing right now. I want to let you know that as a military mom my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can't imagine what you are going through right now, but I wish you and your son the best possible. May God hold both of you in the palm of his hand.
Sunny

 
At 8/23/2005 8:34 PM , Blogger BLACKFIVE said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Noah and you all right now.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noah will be in our Prayers..
SF

 
At 8/23/2005 8:38 PM , Blogger Patti said...

Please let us know, how we can help?
Patti Bader
626 398 4224
Soldiers Angels

 
At 8/23/2005 8:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noah and your family are in our prayers. mb

 
At 8/23/2005 8:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers are going out from a Soldiers' Angel in Mississippi who has been reading your blog for many months. May God hold and comfort your son until you're able to be with him.

Mary

 
At 8/23/2005 8:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can I tell you how much you have given?? My son could have been your son and I pray for him and for you and your family. For those young men and women committed to helping give Iraq freedom and their families ~ You are in my thoughts an prayers.
All reading this. . .support Soldiers Angels. This is one of the best ways we can help.
Maggie.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:47 PM , Anonymous Andi said...

Noah is in my thoughts and prayers tonight, as are you and your entire family. Noah is in good hands.

I know we're separated by many miles, but know that you have a large support base and we're all here to help in any way we can.

Anything you need, let us know.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:49 PM , Anonymous Jodi said...

I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this. I stand by your side in prayer. I pray God guides the doctors and nurses during his surgery. I look forward to hearing your update.

 
At 8/23/2005 8:51 PM , Anonymous Long Island Angel said...

I'm praying for you, your son and your family. May God's love guide you during this difficult time and your son's recovery. Thank you for being such a wonderful mother to these children - You must be so proud! God Bless!
Long Island Angel

 
At 8/23/2005 8:52 PM , Anonymous Maryland Angel Sends Love And Hope said...

Soldier's Mom,
My heart aches for you ! Please be strong and know that Noah is surrounded by Love and Prayers !
He will have SOOOO many prayers sent his way .If there is anything I or my sister Angels at Soldiers'Angels can do PLEASE let us know ! Maryland Angel ,
Ethel
Catwoman1227@aol.com

 
At 8/23/2005 8:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

your son and your family will be in my prayers tonight.

dave in tucson

 
At 8/23/2005 8:55 PM , Anonymous Beth said...

Oh dear God...my prayers are with you and Noah, SSM...

Please, if there's anything we can do for you or him with a blogging effort, or writing letters, sending stuff to him for the hospital, let me know.

And if it gives you ANY peace, I should tell you that I've had six spinal (cord!) operations, all by military doctors, and I'm fine. They don't let quacks touch the major stuff, they're the ones who blanket-issue Motrin for sprains. Think positively, have faith.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

 
At 8/23/2005 9:03 PM , Blogger Shelly said...

Your son and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 
At 8/23/2005 9:12 PM , Anonymous tommy said...

prayers are done.

 
At 8/23/2005 9:21 PM , Blogger Mike O said...

Know that some of the best surgeons in the world are in theater these days, so between them and all our prayers, he's in good hands.

 
At 8/23/2005 9:22 PM , Blogger Francis Marion said...

I'll be praying for Noah, you, and your family too. We're all behind you so stay strong.

 
At 8/23/2005 9:31 PM , Anonymous seawitch said...

Your son and family are in my thougths and prayers. God bless.

 
At 8/23/2005 9:32 PM , Blogger Mack said...

You and he will be in our prayers, I can promise you that. Lay your burden and worries at the foot of the Cross. Let God do the heavy lifting and you save your strength for Noah.

Mack

 
At 8/23/2005 9:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry this has happened to your son. I've been reading your blog for many months now, trying to stay informed of the happenings, because you see, my youngest son is also 'over there' serving. He's been there since Februrary 2005.
I had to read your headline twice, before I realized the meaning of the words. It was as if someone had thrown a bucket of cold water in my face.
I will pray for your son, Noah, as I always pray for my own son.
Stay strong, God be with you and Noah during this difficult time.

Mom of a Soldier

 
At 8/23/2005 9:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noah and your family are in my prayers. LT

 
At 8/23/2005 9:37 PM , Anonymous MissBirdlegs in AL said...

Oh, SSM, I'm just so sorry this has happened to your son. Will keep all concerned in my prayers and will enlist my friends & family. Stay strong, Hon! Let us know if we can help in any way...

BIG hug, Katy

 
At 8/23/2005 9:38 PM , Blogger Erik Holtan said...

Yes, you will be in our prayers!
That is all I can say!
I will think of him today!
Erik

 
At 8/23/2005 9:41 PM , Anonymous Takoma said...

Please know that my prayers are going up for Noah and the medical team working on him; and for you and the rest of your family, too. God be with you all through this tragic time.

I am very near Walter Reed Hospital, and if Noah is transferred here, please don't hesitate to contact me (email below), for any local help you all might need.

 
At 8/23/2005 9:51 PM , Blogger Mustang 23 said...

Mom,

Hang in there. He is in the best hand in the world right now

 
At 8/23/2005 9:52 PM , Anonymous Janie said...

Prayers for your son and family. Gather the strength HE gives you.

 
At 8/23/2005 9:59 PM , Anonymous Don MacKay, Soldiers' Angels said...

Dear Soldiers' Mom,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your son right now. We pray for his healing and return to you soon. We pray for your comfort during this difficult time.

I would like to pass on the well wishes from all the Angels at Soldiers' Angels. If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to let me know. We are here for you.

We are looking forward to hearing of your sons recovery. Until then, our prayers are always with you.

God bless,

Don MacKay
Executive Director
Soldiers' Angels Foundation
dmackay@soldiersangels.org

 
At 8/23/2005 9:59 PM , Blogger Wayne's Mom said...

I just sent you my prayer in an email. We will rally the troops to pray for Noah tonight. Many of us are up praying about other things. We love you, and thank you for sharing your heart.

Rebecca and Myron McCormick

 
At 8/23/2005 10:00 PM , Blogger Tink said...

You and Noah are in my thoughts and prayers..

Hang tight mom.

 
At 8/23/2005 10:02 PM , Blogger Marie said...

I am so sorry. Please know that I am praying for Noah and your family. My heart and all my positive energy goes out to you and your son.

 
At 8/23/2005 10:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers going up for Noah and your family. LW

 
At 8/23/2005 10:09 PM , Blogger 173rd Airborne Dad said...

Soldier Mom,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. We pray for a speedy recovery for your son and comfort for you

 
At 8/23/2005 10:09 PM , Blogger Tarsa said...

You are in my prayers. I've read your blog for months now. I feel like that I know him personnally. Praying esp. hard tonight, for your son, your family, friends, and the staff.
God Bless.
Tarsa
support3rdid.com

 
At 8/23/2005 10:15 PM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers are coming his way and yours. Please know I will be lifting you all up in prayer as well as the doctors and surgeons. MANY HUGS AND PRAYERS COMING YOUR WAY!!!! Jennifer

 
At 8/23/2005 10:33 PM , Blogger Politics of a Patriot said...

Prayers on the way! Know that we all love you and are praying for Noah and for you and your family...

 
At 8/23/2005 10:45 PM , Anonymous John from WuzzaDem said...

Soldier's Mom,

So sorry to hear this, Noah is in our prayers.

 
At 8/23/2005 10:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your son at this critical time and in the months to come.

 
At 8/23/2005 10:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soldier's Mom,

Your son is a hero to us, hang in there. god bless.

Rubin

 
At 8/23/2005 11:11 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

You've got me here in Germany if your son ends up here. Please let me know if I can do anything...

Sarah
tryingtogrok.com

 
At 8/23/2005 11:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Soldier's Mom,

I am praying for your son and your family. Sending prayers of strength to all, and also praying for your son to come home to you!! I also am a Soldier's Angel and know there are many of us keeping your family and son in our prayers!! A Minnesota Mom, Marti

 
At 8/23/2005 11:51 PM , Blogger annika said...

God bless you and your son. i will pray hard for him.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:06 AM , Anonymous Gold Star Mom said...

I will pray that God's will be done.
Your son is my Hero.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:13 AM , Blogger Sue said...

Prayers are yours. Will be holding you all close in my thoughts. Your son is strong, and you are too. That will help in the coming days. Hugs to you all.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know of our prayers and support as he has a supernatural hedge of protection around him. We so appreciate his service for all of us to remain free to do what FREEDOM allows you to do. God Bless him, your family and our country. Doug and Nancy in Louisiana.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:46 AM , Anonymous Guy said...

Your son and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

 
At 8/24/2005 1:05 AM , Anonymous Mrs G said...

I can be there for you (him), as soon as you know when he'll be here. I've emailed you the info I'll need in order to get in to see him.

A little warning, the incoming information about Noah's status may flow slowly (will seem like forever)so hang in there.

If you're coming to Germany and need a place to stay the house of Greyhawks is open.

Thoughts and prayers are with him and your family.

 
At 8/24/2005 1:38 AM , Anonymous SGMsHousehold6 said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.

 
At 8/24/2005 2:13 AM , Blogger Chevy Rose said...

I am so sorry to hear this, I pray for you and him both. ((Hugs))

 
At 8/24/2005 2:39 AM , Anonymous William said...

I will keep Noah in prayer.
Via con dios.

 
At 8/24/2005 3:11 AM , Blogger Bec said...

May you experience much love in this time of need. Your prayers will be answered. God bless you, your family and your injured son.

 
At 8/24/2005 3:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts, and may the light shine on him and all of you in the days ahead.

Laughing Wolf

 
At 8/24/2005 3:29 AM , Blogger Huntress said...

Your son, Noah, and you are in my prayers and thoughts in this challenging time.

Stay strong.

God bless.

 
At 8/24/2005 3:35 AM , Blogger PodcastNYC.net said...

I'm thinking positive thoughts and wishing your son the best. Stay positive, let the good doctors do their work and your son will be okay. Thank your son for me for the service he's done for our country.

 
At 8/24/2005 3:41 AM , Anonymous Tim Sumner US Army (ret) said...

Noah will be in our prayers

 
At 8/24/2005 3:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, my email to you last night bounced. (I used the address on your profile.) Here's what I tried to send:

Almighty God,
For as much as you have given us a mother's heart, we know that our hearts are ultimately in your hands. The sons you gave us are a gift which we have gladly put back into your hands, as well. Right now, I join my Sister in prayer for the fruit of her womb, Noah. We ask you to honor your Word and our faith that by Jesus's stripes Noah is healed. We declare the power and benefit of our Blood Covenant promising that no weapon formed against him shall prosper. We invoke your Peace upon all who are concerned with Noah's safety and recovery, and ask that you infuse them with your gentle comfort and blessing , which they will impart to him.

For my Sister, O God, I ask that you allow us to share her burden, and join her vigil. Strengthen her for the tasks ahead. Speak to her by your Spirit in words that cannot be uttered. Give her the Wisdom you promise to those who ask. Stabilize her thoughts. Embolden her prayers, and allow her to know in her heart of hearts that You will not leave her, neither will You forsake her or Noah.

We declare strength and healing to Noah right now. We speak to your Spirit, Noah, and command it to receive healing from the Word of God. We energize you with the Word of Faith, the prayers of the Saints and the Honor of God.

We pray all these things with the Mind of Christ, through the Name of Jesus.

Amen.

 
At 8/24/2005 3:47 AM , Blogger Pam said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Noah, and your family.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if there's anything that Soldiers' Angels can do to help.

Pam
Soldiers' Angels Operation Outreach
Iraq War Today blogger

 
At 8/24/2005 3:48 AM , Blogger JT said...

May God bless you and your family, and keep you strong. All my best to your son, and hopes for a speedy and complete recovery.

 
At 8/24/2005 3:55 AM , Anonymous another Soldiers' Angel said...

Prayers going up...

 
At 8/24/2005 4:02 AM , Anonymous Fr. Lockwood said...

I will remember Noah at Mass this morning. God bless you and yours and all our servicemen and women.

 
At 8/24/2005 4:19 AM , Blogger Jay.Mac said...

My thoughts are with you and your son at this awful time.

Courage.

 
At 8/24/2005 4:20 AM , Anonymous Lisa said...

Babe,

You and Noah are in my prayers. If there is anything Two Babes can do for you, please let us know. Walter Reed is not far from me.

Stay strong... he will be OK.

All our love,
Lisa at Two Babes

 
At 8/24/2005 4:23 AM , Anonymous Chris said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know how we can help.

Chris

 
At 8/24/2005 4:29 AM , Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

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At 8/24/2005 4:30 AM , Anonymous M. Overcast said...

I just wanted you to know that my family will be praying and thinking of you and your son through this most difficult time. I know there are alot of us Soldiers Angels sending our prayers. Please take care of yourself. Also please let us Angels know if there are any needs to be taken care of.

Thank you both for your service to this great nation of ours.

 
At 8/24/2005 4:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the God of all comfort draw you near. And may the One who designed Noah guide the mind and hands of the surgeon, which are also His workmanship, that in the end your family might rejoice in the goodness and glory of Christ.

Scott Ott

 
At 8/24/2005 4:31 AM , Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

Mom, I am praying for Noah and I will get a candle lit for him this morning. I will have the prayer warriors from my church stormimg the heavens with prayers. Noah and your family will always be in my prayers.
Dear Lord, be at Noah's side. Hold him in your arms and give him comfort. Kiss his forehead and let thy healing power flow through him, show him your love, the same love that his mother has for him. Let him know he is not alone. Amen

 
At 8/24/2005 5:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My full support and wishes for your son's recovery. We offer you support and hugs, as well as prayers for your wonderful son. Stay strong, and remember we are all there for you in your families time of need.

Rita

 
At 8/24/2005 5:05 AM , Blogger Sue said...

Mom,
Praying for Noah and for you and your family. May God hold him and heal him with His loving care and mercy. Please remember that God loves Noah even more than you do and wants him to be safe and well for you and all who love him. May His peace overflow in your heart and in Noah's.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:13 AM , Blogger The Florida Masochist said...

Soldier's Mom

We're praying for your son, you and your entire family. God bless.

Bill

 
At 8/24/2005 5:16 AM , Blogger Rosemary said...

Dear God,
I pray that you would be the doctors hands, and I pray Noah recovers swiftly.

Dear Mom,
My prayers and my heart go out to you. Know that many of us are on your side. We have your back, and Noah shall be fine. Well, as fine as fine can be. At least he is alive, and that in itself is wonderful! Hang in there, God bless you.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:17 AM , Blogger April M. Shah said...

Soldier's mom,
OH MY GOSH! I will be praying for you and your family! If there is anything you need let me know. I will be here to support you in anyway. I sort of know what your going through, even though Michelle wasn't seriously injured I know how heart-wreaching getting that call is! I will be praying and if you need anything let me know! I am so sorry to hear this! Man, that is a shock! Hang in there girl everything will be okay!

 
At 8/24/2005 5:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello
Blessings to you all, and esp to Noah. Let us/me know how to help, and send an address so I can send a card, please? Take good care.
Christina Sharik "ArmyMom"/Soldiermoms/SoldiersAngels

 
At 8/24/2005 5:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless your son and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

MAJ B

 
At 8/24/2005 5:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am keeping you and Noah in my prayers. Bless him and may the surgeon's hands be skilled and may the Angels surround him in a circle of healing grace.
~Lori, Soldiers' Angels

 
At 8/24/2005 5:28 AM , Blogger ~K said...

I am praying with you and everyone else. Take care of yourself so you can be strong for him when you get to him. If you need anything let us know. We will do whatever it take for you. Noah will be ok. He has to be.
Hugs to you Lady.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:29 AM , Anonymous Chris Short said...

Your son will be in my thoughts today and I'm truly sorry he has been injured. If there is anything I can do to help just let me know.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:39 AM , Blogger Kim said...

Praying here...for Noah and your family. God Bless.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:51 AM , Anonymous CoolBlue said...

Our family is praying for your family and most especially for Noah.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:53 AM , Blogger Serena said...

I "next blogged" you and am praying for your son. My daughter got home from Iraq in March after a year and it was a relief to this mom. You are going through one of my worst nightmares about it. He is in the hands of the One who gives life and heals. Rest in that in the midst of your pain.
Shalom,
Serena

 
At 8/24/2005 5:56 AM , Blogger MYSTIC said...

Your and your family are in our prayers for the strength to sustain you through this time of trial. Many fine people are lifting you up at this time. Be strong and know that God answers prayer. He understands and will sustain you.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:57 AM , Anonymous Dr. Zubov said...

i'm SO sorry to hear about Noah. We will definitely keep him and you in prayers and and thoughts. Be strong!

 
At 8/24/2005 6:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

.. we'll be thinking about you guys here in Tennessee as well...

all the best to you and your son,

Eric SWG

 
At 8/24/2005 6:03 AM , Blogger Victoria said...

Prayers for all. Prayers for Noah, for you, for all your family, for the doctors. Prayers for strngth, for courage, for skill, for healing.

Prayers.

 
At 8/24/2005 6:03 AM , Blogger ~K said...

THANK YOU LORD!!!!
This is encouraging news. I am glad to hear he is still pretty.
Love that beautiful smile he has. If you need anything Mom, let us know. We have your back hun.
Big Hugs to you.

 
At 8/24/2005 6:11 AM , Blogger BloodSpite said...

Linked and prayers given!

 
At 8/24/2005 6:13 AM , Blogger JACK ARMY said...

Our love and prayers are with your family and son in this difficult time.

Thankfully, his sense of humor will help him pull through this challenge. I have no doubt he'll be up and about it no time!

 
At 8/24/2005 6:17 AM , Anonymous Massachusetts Soldiers Angel said...

Heartfelt positive thoughts and prayers for Noah's speedy recovery.
And prayers for strength for your family,friends and his fellow Soldiers.
God Bless and keep each of you in the palms of his hands at this time.
sincerely Cathy

 
At 8/24/2005 6:22 AM , Blogger barb pfister said...

Some Soldiers Mom,

I am April Shah's mom and i just read about your son on her site, and I want to let you know that even though my daughter's injuries were not as bad as your son's I still know what a mother goes through and I will make sure you are all kept in my prayers. I see your son has a good sense of humor and that is a good sign of good things to come.

God bless you and your entire family and may he watch over your son and keep him in his loving hands.

 
At 8/24/2005 6:22 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

My thoughts are with you, your family & your son. May God's love and peace surround you during your travels & may God's love work miracles for your son.
Thank you for what your son does for our country and for your support of him!

Nicole

 
At 8/24/2005 6:26 AM , Anonymous Kathi in Virginia said...

Joining my prayers to the many others.

 
At 8/24/2005 6:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts are with you.

 
At 8/24/2005 6:33 AM , Blogger Melinda said...

I cannot believe I am only now catching up with this news. I am so sorry that last night was the ONE night I didn't check my e-mail/blogs after dinner.

You KNOW we are praying for you & for your family and most importantly for your boy.

{{{{Hugs}}} from Ohio.

 
At 8/24/2005 6:33 AM , Blogger Cat said...

Wanted to add my Thoughts and prayers for Noah as well! God Bless!

 
At 8/24/2005 6:33 AM , Anonymous Chris said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.

- Chris

 
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At 8/24/2005 6:44 AM , Anonymous USMC wife and mom said...

Heartfelt prayers for you and your loved ones.
I light candles every night. Tonight I'll think of your son as I do it.

 
At 8/24/2005 6:46 AM , Anonymous Kevin said...

Best wishes and prayers to you and your son. High hopes that everything goes as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

 
At 8/24/2005 6:53 AM , Anonymous Wonder Woman said...

Best of luck to your family. No measure of thanks will ever be enough. Take care.

 
At 8/24/2005 7:06 AM , Blogger Taylor said...

God bless your son. I will be praying for him during this difficult time. Keep us updated!

(here via Erik)

 
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At 8/24/2005 7:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

From one Soldier's Mom to another please know that your family and your wonderful son are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart was broken until I read the update. God continues to answer prayers.

Kinny's Mom

 
At 8/24/2005 7:10 AM , Blogger airforcewife said...

Such awesome news.

I will keep you and he in my thoughts and prayers.

 
At 8/24/2005 7:11 AM , Blogger Mr. Happy said...

Your son is in very good hands. I work at the Air Force Theater Hospital in Balad, Iraq, and I know that there truly are some incredibly talented hands here. I am a surgical nurse, and I wouldn't fear treatment in this facility.

You son if he hasn't already will go to Landstuhl, Germany on a CCAT (Critical Care Air Transport) and be taken care of there as well. Its impossible not to be a Mom, but maybe this can help you not be afraid.

 
At 8/24/2005 7:13 AM , Blogger Banshee said...

Both Noah and you are in my prayers, along with all your family.

 
At 8/24/2005 7:22 AM , Anonymous cw4billt said...

Our neighborhood prayer group has been launched.

We're interdenominational. Something always makes it to Sky Six.

 
At 8/24/2005 7:23 AM , Anonymous Vanice said...

Thoughts and Prayers coming your way.

 
At 8/24/2005 7:27 AM , Anonymous tommy said...

i'm so sorry your son was injured SSM.my prayers will being going out to him.we have the best doctors and facilities in the world and they'll do their best to see if he physically well enough to make it back to his unit

 
At 8/24/2005 7:27 AM , Blogger Mer said...

Many many prayers are being lifted up for Noah right now - what an awesome thing! I will be one of the many that are thinking and praying for Noah!

 
At 8/24/2005 7:31 AM , Blogger Mr. Happy said...

Just made phone call to the CASF, Noah is fine but still waiting on transport.

 
At 8/24/2005 7:41 AM , Anonymous stuttgartcad said...

I will add to the prayers (and tears) and thank you and your son for the sacrifice. Keep us all updated.

My wife, my best friend and the mother of my child is on her way over there with the USAF to work for five months.

My baby brother was an infantryman over there with the 1st ID who thankfully came home safe.

Thank you from an-out-for-longer-than-I-was-in infantryman and paratrooper. Our prayers are with your son.

 
At 8/24/2005 7:49 AM , Blogger Mama Duck said...

Just a note from an everyday US citizen who thinks it, but doesn't say it enough...thanks to Noah and you for everything you do.

We're thinking of you and sending thoughts and well-wishes.

Cheers-

 
At 8/24/2005 7:53 AM , Anonymous amanda said...

Noah is in my prayers, as all your family.....

Amanda

 
At 8/24/2005 8:05 AM , Anonymous Marvin said...

Mom, you, Noah and your family are in my prayers.

My family and I are thankful that your son is willing to protect innocent lives.

BE STRONG -

 
At 8/24/2005 8:08 AM , Anonymous Janna said...

Noah and your hole family is in our prayers

 
At 8/24/2005 8:13 AM , Blogger Sue said...

(((((Carla & Noah)))))...Big hugs along with thoughts, candles, prayers.

 
At 8/24/2005 8:14 AM , Anonymous Heather said...

God Bless you Noah! My family and I are so proud of you!!! As for you mom....take care of yourself - my heart goes out to you. My family is keeping you and Noah and all of our Brave servicemen and women in our thoughts and prayers! God bless you both.

 
At 8/24/2005 8:18 AM , Blogger Sgt. B. said...

Firebase Rockford sending out good thoughts to Noah his kith and kin, and prayers to Sky Six in gratitude that Noah's injuries weren't worse, and for a speedy and uncomplicated healing.

Stay strong, all of you...

Semper Fi...

 
At 8/24/2005 8:23 AM , Blogger JarheadDad said...

God Speed SPC!

Thoughts and Prayers!

Hang tough Soldier's Mom. We're with you!

 
At 8/24/2005 8:30 AM , Anonymous Tina said...

My prayer are with you and your family.

 
At 8/24/2005 8:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for your son.

 
At 8/24/2005 8:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers inbound.

Lyle

 
At 8/24/2005 8:41 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Your son and you are in our thoughts. Please thank him for his service to our country.
Godspeed.

 
At 8/24/2005 8:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noah and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Many hugs!!

 
At 8/24/2005 8:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I to am a Soldiers Mom. I will say a prayer for your son. But most of all I will say a prayer for you. Please keep yourself healthy both physically and mentally. He will need you. Keep us posted. Terry

 
At 8/24/2005 9:01 AM , Blogger Sean from DocintheBox said...

Oh no I'm sorry to hear that! Let me know if you need anything.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:07 AM , Anonymous Lori Johnson said...

You and your son are in my prayers. I am so sorry to hear this. It could have easily been any of our soldiers. Please keep us updated.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:11 AM , Blogger Peter said...

I, too join in the prayers for your son and your whole family.
I'd like to remind you that Noah could not be in better hands than the Medics of the US Military. From the docs and nirses, the phyisical therapists to the the people mopping the floors, there are simply none better in the world.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:13 AM , Blogger ~K said...

I have been praying for Noah with the beautiful smile all day, Mom you let him know we all love him and are in his corner. You guys need anything let us know. We are here.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:19 AM , Blogger Maggie45 said...

Prayers coming your way. I am picturing Noah in the palm of G-d's hand. Sending healing light.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extra prayers are being said for you & Noah! Keep strong mom! This one of those times when you look back you will see only one set of footprints-God is with you & Noah!Keep us updated when you can.
Theresa
GA

 
At 8/24/2005 9:27 AM , Blogger LoveMyTanker said...

Praying and keeping you on my mind 24/7!

 
At 8/24/2005 9:32 AM , Anonymous Tina said...

Sending prayers and hugs...

 
At 8/24/2005 9:34 AM , Blogger BetsyB. said...

Prayers from Mississippi are with your son Noah and with you and your family.
My son in in Iraq with Stacy's son. He just went back after his 2 week R&R.
My heart goes out to you and I know the The Lord will hold Noah in his loving hands and protect him now and always.
Peace be With you.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:35 AM , Anonymous Becca said...

Praying for you. I'm Capt. Z's sister in law and have been taking care their children. The outpouring of prayers and loved has helped our family and I know it will also help yours. Capt. Z didn't stay in Germany too long, only a couple of days, hopefully they'll get your son to Walter Reed, ASAP too. Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:35 AM , Blogger YellowRose said...

Your son is in my thoughts and prayers.

Heard about this via Erik Holtans blog.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:40 AM , Blogger jenbeauty said...

I also Heard about this via Erik Holtans blog.

My thoughts and prayers are with your son and your family.

Thank him for us.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:45 AM , Blogger Tanya B said...

I will have you and your son Noah in my prayers.
-T
http://baksha.com/blog/

 
At 8/24/2005 9:52 AM , Anonymous Tim said...

Our thoughts and prayers for you both and your family. I too am a soldiers parent. My daughter just recently arrived in Kuwait with orders for Mosul. Your site has provided me with much needed inspiration. Stay strong.

 
At 8/24/2005 9:58 AM , Blogger warcrygirl said...

Here's to a speedy and full recovery for your son! *hugs*

 
At 8/24/2005 10:02 AM , Blogger David M said...

{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Some Soldier's Mom, I just found this note about your son on another blog...I will be praying for your son and you.

Stay strong, and keep the faith.

David M.

 
At 8/24/2005 10:18 AM , Anonymous DCM said...

Thank you for your son's and your contirbution to our safety and a better world for all people. I join in with those who have and will say a proyer for your son. Keep in mind that many times more than the people who leave a comment will join in praying for your son and all other soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
At 8/24/2005 10:20 AM , Blogger Karens Korner said...

Father In Jesus Name I lift Noah before you . I pray for healing for him from damage done by a VBIED late last night. I pray that you will help the doctors to knit his serious spinal injuries back together. You know every intricate part of Noahs body LORD so I ask for complete healing.

Give Carla strengh and comfort her heart steady and Keep them both in your loving hands.

Carla I will keep praying sweetie...
Karen

 
At 8/24/2005 10:26 AM , Blogger Caltechgirl said...

I was so happy to click by this morning and see your good news. May God continue to strengthen your son and your family and keep his recovery on track!

 
At 8/24/2005 10:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family's thoughts and prayers are with Noah and his family in this time of crisis. We hope that he makes a complete recovery, and thank him for his service to our nation.

 
At 8/24/2005 10:48 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 
At 8/24/2005 10:51 AM , Anonymous Silk said...

My prayers are with you and your son.

 
At 8/24/2005 10:55 AM , Blogger Chevy Rose said...

Just got back online and found your update and am grinning like a monkey......thank you.
Sending prayer of "Thank You Lord" too.
((hugs))

 
At 8/24/2005 10:55 AM , Anonymous Tori said...

I heard about Noah via ArmyWifeToddlerMom. Noah's in my prayers and my thoughts are with you and the rest of his family and friends.

 
At 8/24/2005 11:04 AM , Blogger TJ said...

You and your son are in our prayers, keep the (good) updates coming!


/TJ
... NIF

 
At 8/24/2005 11:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear your son was injured. I will definitely pray for him. I just can't express how thankful I am for the men and women in uniform who protect our freedom. We are truly a blessed nation. Please tell your son many, many people who he does not know at all are extremely grateful and thankful for all that is being done for us back here in our wonderful country.

 
At 8/24/2005 11:14 AM , Blogger AFSister said...

Oh man.... I'm both happy and sad. Sad he was injured, but happy you got to talk to him, he still has his mojo (lol) and is on his way to Germany for better care. I can't imagine your emotions right now, but I hope you can feel the love that's coming your way!

 
At 8/24/2005 11:32 AM , Anonymous Olga said...

My prayers for Nathan and your family.
((((HUGS)))

 
At 8/24/2005 11:33 AM , Blogger vmijpp said...

ma'am, our thoughts and prayers are with you. your son sounds like a tough troop.

vmijpp (US Marine)
(from http://rule308.blogspot.com)

 
At 8/24/2005 11:42 AM , Blogger Katie said...

I saw a note about your son on another blog.My thoughts and prayers are with, you, your son, and your family and friends. God Bless!

 
At 8/24/2005 11:57 AM , Blogger Pieces of Me said...

HI! I am here from Erik's site! I am so sorry to hear about your son but glad to know he seems to be doing better...I am praying for your son, you, and your family! I hope he recovers soon! TTYL

 
At 8/24/2005 12:01 PM , Anonymous John Kuethe said...

Noah, thank you for your service and the sacrifices you have made. My sons (7 & 10) look up to all military personnel they see with the utmost respect and reverence. Your courage is an inspiration to us all and our prayers are with you and your family.

http://conservative-thoughts.blog-city.com/

 
At 8/24/2005 12:07 PM , Blogger El Bandito said...

You and your son are in our prayers! I'm so please to hear that you have heard from him, that's a bit of good news at least.

I cannot begin to imagine your feelings on hearing your son had been injured. My son now serves, and his time will come to serve in a warzone.

In Christ,

Keith

 
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At 8/24/2005 12:12 PM , Blogger Homefront Six said...

Sorry I'm late. I'm glad the news is good and that all of the prayers are working. Add mine to the list!! PLEASE let me know if you need anything.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Noah's Mom,

My heart goes out to you, to Noah and your family. I hardly know what to say, except that I too, will be praying for you.

Shalom u'vrachah (Wishing you peace and blessings).

 
At 8/24/2005 12:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are coming your way also.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:33 PM , Blogger Pam said...

Your son is in my prayers. God is good...

 
At 8/24/2005 12:56 PM , Anonymous Donna said...

Please know that we are all praying for Noah as well as you and your family.
My son is in Iraq as well and I pray for every soldier daily.
Please thank Noah for all he has done and the sacrifices he has made. Please keep us updated.

Stay strong and keep the faith.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:56 PM , Blogger membrain said...

I just heard about your son being injured and my heart goes out to you both. I want to thank him for his service and sacrifice and I will say prayer for him.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

 
At 8/24/2005 12:58 PM , Blogger Barb said...

We will keep your son in our thoughts - it sounds like his sense of humor is intact, though. A good spirit will do well for him as he recovers!

 
At 8/24/2005 12:59 PM , Anonymous Cheryllynn said...

You and Noah will be in my prayers. I'm glad to read that you were able to talk to him. That must have been such a relief. I pray you'll be able to be reunited with him soon.

 
At 8/24/2005 1:24 PM , Anonymous Sharon from NY said...

Oh no! I read your blog regularly and have followed your odyysey (sp?. Today I didn't have a chance to read the blogs I follow until just now. I am SO releived to see you additional note that Noah seems to better than you feared at first. You have an enormous number of people praying for him and your whole family- I know that prayer can help a LOT! I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers too. Lots of love is being sent your way ( and Noah's!!)

 
At 8/24/2005 1:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers are rising in Indiana too.

Suellen

 
At 8/24/2005 1:35 PM , Anonymous itismedavid said...

Your son and your family will be in my prayers.

I am here via Blackfive. I am ashamed I have not run across your blog before. It is now part of my regular reading. I am just an average citizen who appreciates so much the sacrifices families like you make. Thank you, God bless, and stay strong.

David

 
At 8/24/2005 1:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers from North Carolina tonight and every night. We're proud of your son and your family. God Bless and take care.

 
At 8/24/2005 2:37 PM , Anonymous Asher Abrams said...

All the best to you and Noah. My prayers are with your son.

 
At 8/24/2005 3:18 PM , Anonymous MissBirdlegs in AL said...

What a thrill to come home from work & see this great update! I'm delighted that things look better, and that you got to speak with him. That had to relieve your fear a little. The prayers will certainly continue for Noah, you and your family. Thanks for taking the time to update...

 
At 8/24/2005 3:19 PM , Blogger AtlasShrugs.com said...

I am with you, my family is praying for your son.

All my peeps - everyone - is thinking of Noah

G-D BLESS YOU

Pamela

 
At 8/24/2005 3:20 PM , Blogger Alpha 150 said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your son!

With God all things are possible!

May this thought give you and your son the strength you all will need to get through this trying time!

Aunt Tracye

 
At 8/24/2005 3:49 PM , Anonymous Echo9er said...

Just read by way of Blackfive, of your son's injuries.

God speed to him and to you. Mrs. Echo9er and I will keep him in our thoughts until he is safe at home with you.

David -- aka Echo9er
Hooah!!

 
At 8/24/2005 4:01 PM , Blogger Kat said...

From black five...

Glad to hear that he's talking and getting tingles, it means it's all good though delicate for a bit.

You can count on the prayers, right now, right here:

“ I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. ”- Psalm 116:1-2

Psalm 103
1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

May God grant you comfort and lay his healing hands on your son.

 
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At 8/24/2005 4:54 PM , Blogger ~*~ Deanne ~*~ said...

Please know that Noah (and the family) will be in our prayers.

Please keep us updated and let us know in which specific areas we need to pray.

Our heavenly father is the mighty physician and I believe he will work great and mighty works in Noah and through you.

God Bless!!

 
At 8/24/2005 4:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear the news of your son. What a wonderful sense of humor he has "still has a pretty face". He is in my prayers as you are.

Blessings~
Bou's mom

 
At 8/24/2005 4:56 PM , Blogger Rhianna said...

You, and son, along with the rest of the family are in my prayers. I'm sure the folks at Ramstein and Landstuhl will take good care of him.

You raised a good son, Soldier's Mom. Thank you for that, and thank him for his service (and his desire to return to it ASAP). We're more blessed by your family, and all those like it, than we can ever say enough thanks for.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:03 PM , Blogger Toni said...

Wow Soldiers Mom-Noah is getting some heavy duty prayers he's got to be ok. At least he still has his sense of humor - right. Saying "don't worry". Right. My prayers for Noah and your family.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

your in our thoughts

 
At 8/24/2005 5:12 PM , Anonymous Don/Australia said...

My thoughts are with you and your son. I have no doubt he is in good hands.

 
At 8/24/2005 5:19 PM , Blogger Soldiers wife said...

Just wanted to let you know that I lit a candle for your son tonight. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time...Keep the faith

 
At 8/24/2005 5:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are in tears, and now prayer for your son.
I know the his team mates will provide the best care possible.
God Bless you and your wonderful son.

 

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