June 28, 2014by Stout Family on 07/05/14
Today marks 3 months since the day Noah finished his race. Our family went to Hawaii to get away for a bit and in Hawaii, we saw everything Noah painted. We wanted to eat at a hole in the wall local spot - and we we're lead to Ono Steak and... Shrimp Shack in Waimanalo. Soon as we finished ordering, Anthony noticed a picture and autograph of Mike Iupati #77 of the 49ers on the wall. Mr. Iupati gave Noah an autographed 49er jersey which is with Noah now. One of Noah's favorite songs, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" sung by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, started playing on the radio station soon as we took notice to the picture. The inside of the restaurant was orange and hanging on the wall was a lei, similar to the one Tita Maryann, Uncle Eric and his cousins gave him, before we all left for the trip. Everything about Hawaii was so Noah - such a little island boy. Today at 6:52pm we will release 5 orange balloons (1 balloon for each of us), in honor of our, precious Noah. Our family started this tradition the day of his interment and every 28th at 6:52pm, if you see orange balloons in the sky remember Noah and his beautiful smile.