qwAfter talking to the nutritionist on Tuesday, we found out that the diet Noah will be on won’t be as drastic as we had anticipated.  

He will need to cut down on his sodium and sugar, but nothing else too difficult to handle. As you can imagine, Noah was pretty happy to hear that!  In preparation, we have however been enjoying cooking and eating foods that are all natural and do not have any preservatives.  

One of my favorite food blogs that I have found helpful is 100 Days of Real Food.  It is great!  It has great recipes, advice, shopping lists, and menu plans. I would love any advice or favorite meal ideas.  Do you have a favorite local farmer’s market that you love?  We have been making lots of smoothies and even cooked and sliced some organic beets! If you add them to a berry smoothie, the kids can’t taste them! Shhh… don’t tell my kids :)  The problem with all of this healthy cooking is that two of us in this family need to gain weight so it seems we now have to double our calorie intake and eat every hour.  Ha. Of course, this is not a bad problem to have! :)

We have not gotten the results back yet from Noah’s heart tests.  He continues to have more and more episodes though.  

Please continue to pray that God would sustain him until he gets his new heart.  We are thankful for all of you and your faithfulness to pray and support our family.  Your comments have been such an encouragement to us. 

- Melody

IMG_0909p.s. Thanks to Glenda Henry of Hartford, Kentucky for making the “Far West” quilt in the picture. Cheryl Lowe then sold raffle tickets for it and donated the money to Noah’s Heart! What amazing generosity! Noah pulled the winning ticket himself, which went to Jerry & Sandy Johnson of Hacienda Heights! All together…$500 was raised! Incredible!