Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Where's Noah?????

At the very end of the race...we're talking the last 2 laps everyone was standing up and cheering, wanting to see a good ending. Well, we sure got one...Bryan looked around and said "Where's Noah?!!!!!" Panic like I've never felt before. Instantly my heart was racing!!!! I looked all around where we were standing then took off down the stairs to the nearest portal/exit. Bryan went to the other side and up the stairs. I wanted to check the exit (if he did get to an exit) so he couldn't get any further away. Frantically looking around all the people leaving, remember this was the end of the race and some people like to start hiking it to their cars before the "big" crowd leaves, so there was a good amount of people I was searching through. No Noah......so I ran back up the stairs to our area. By this time I had tears in my eyes, "I just saw him two seconds ago" "I love that little boy so much, I have to find him." In the mean time Bryan was looking up, thinking that Noah would probably go up the stairs rather then down. As I was coming up the stairs I saw a man holding Noah coming down my side!!! I don't remember even running, but somehow I got to the man in about two seconds! I thanked him and just held Noah. Wow, I can't express the panic I felt in the three minutes he was gone. I'm just so grateful that a caring person found him took care of him.

7 comments:

Woodards said...

oh my heck. I can't even imaging how scary that must have been for all of you. Thank goodness you found him safe and sound.

Perry Bunch said...

Oh Holli that panic feeling when a child is missing is the worse feeling ever. Even if it was just three minutes. It had to feel longer then that. What a blessing that a nice man found him.

Brueggemans said...

Holy crap, I had a panic feeling just reading about it. Especially when everyone is leaving - sooooooooo glad someone found him and returned him!! Darn kids! :-)

Parley and Katie Call said...

Whoa! I can't imagine how scary that was. I'm glad it all turned out ok!

Stafford said...

I have felt that panic, and it is HELL. I a so glad you found your little boy, what a horrible ending to a great day.

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! Just reading this post made my heart race.

Pegi said...

Holli, glad I wasn't there...Just reading about it almost gave me a heart attack.....Thank goodness our Heavenly Father was watching over you guys.....