IMG_4143377764_10200702248782133_697731814_nLast night was the big dinner/silent auction event that our dear friends worked so hard on.  


As we entered the room, people were busy setting up and getting things ready. They all had smiles on their faces and were happy.  The place looked spectacular as Jason and I stood in awe.  The event started and we went around welcoming and greeting the many people that entered the room.  I felt humbled as I met so many people for the first time, who came to support our family. As the speakers shared and the presentations went on, it was hard not to become overwhelmed by God’s goodness and wonder if this was what Heaven would be like.  Such incredible happiness and joy – free of pain and worry – at seeing God’s beauty displayed among His people.  It was simply touching.  God continues to show Himself over and over again. The night was about more than raising dollars.  It is an honor to have a small role in all that God is doing through this difficult situation.  

I am thankful for everyone’s prayers leading up to the event, especially ones for Jonah – that he would not feel left out.  He had a great time. Our MC (Jeff!) even brought him up on Stage during the auction to help out, which made him feel incredibly special.  God is certainly growing Jonah’s compassion and understanding thru this experience.

Noah was also taken aback by the amount of people that were there to support our family.  He is learning everyday how to better love and support others and we thank you for being such beautiful examples to him.  You are playing a big role in what God is doing through this sweet child of ours.

Our prayer is that Noah will see God using him to bring about His glory.  Right now, things are fairly smooth. We know hard days are to come though.  However, God is preparing Noah daily and equipping him with the strength he will need to persevere.  Our family will take it as it comes… knowing and trusting that God is sovereign over all.

Noah’s doctor (Dr. Chang) came out and spoke at the event – sharing about his experience with Noah and the joys of working with families like the Lietzaus.

There are hundreds of people to thank that made last night possible.  From the amazing planning team, donors, ECCU, speakers, musicians, servers, Chef Tony, the audio team, photographers and videographers, ECCU member services, family, friends, and new friends we met for the first time.  Words simply can not express how much we appreciate your love and support.  We feel truly blessed.

- Melody

p.s. Check out photos of the event in our gallery section.

  • Karin

    I’m sorry I missed such a special evening!

  • Jean Lietzau

    It was an absolutely wonderful evening Melody. l was so touched to meet Dr. Anthony Chang; and hear Lucy Nolan from NBC. She is remarkable. Noah is such s poised host, thanking people for coming with that sweet smile of his. Blessings to all of you as you walk this difficult journey