Friday, August 24, 2007

Tribute to Isaac

Here is the video we created and showed at Isaac's funeral. These pictures captured many of the sweet moments we had with our little Isaac. Thanks to Benjamin Canady for his hard work on putting this together.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Our Thanks

Thank you to everyone who has supported us this week & who came out for Isaac's Memorial Service, particularly those who traveled long distances to get there. We were overwhelmed by the love & kindness from everyone, coming to celebrate the life of a little boy they'd never met in person. Isaac has left an indelable mark on all our hearts.

We will write more in the days ahead & try to post the slideshow from his service, but for now, we're away for a much-needed vacation. Thank you again to you all - for your love, your words, your cards, your gifts, & for simply standing with us through this journey.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Isaac J. Leino Memorial Fund

Many people have expressed interest in giving in ways other than flowers, so we have set up the Isaac J. Leino Memorial Fund. Money received will go towards Isaac's medical bills and giving back into organizations that have shown us their generosity.

If this is something you'd be interested in participating with, feel free to mail contributions to:

Isaac J. Leino Memorial Fund
c/o C3 Church
8246 Cleveland Rd.
Clayton, NC 27520

We thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Events To Come

We have been so touched by the hundreds of comments & stories already posted, offering condolences & encouragement during this time. Thank you all!

There will be a viewing at the McLaurin at Pinecrest on Wednesday night from 7p -9p.
12830 US 70 West
Clayton, NC 27520
For more details, visit their site:

Isaac's Memorial Service will be at 3p on Thursday, August 9, at C3 Church. Viewing will also occur at the church an hour prior to service.
8246 Cleveland Road
Clayton, NC 27520
For more information on the church, visit
A private burial will follow.

Further details will be posted soon. Again, thank you all for your support during this time.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Answered Prayers

Today, our God answered the countless prayers for our sweet boy. With our eyes flooded with tears & loving arms holding him close, today Isaac Jordan Leino went home to Jesus. At 5:10p, God healed our son & gave him a new body, free of defects, tubes, & alarms. While our heavy hearts grieve the loss of our precious child, our spirits find peace & hope knowing he now stands face to face with our Savior, worshipping in His presence. What a bittersweet joy is found in trusting him into the arms of Jesus.

Details will come as we have them regarding the events to follow. We'll never be able to thank you all enough for standing with us through this journey.

Mommy & Daddy love you, Sweet Isaac. Though we miss you more than words can say, we'll see you soon.

Time for Prayer...

The past few weeks have been full & sweet, spending every possible moment & many sleepless nights with our sweet boy. Thank you all for your prayers for Isaac & our family as a whole. We've known God's peace in deeper ways than ever before.

Over the past 48 hrs, Isaac's health has rapidly declined (much like a snowballing effect). We've consulted every physician involved in his care & are doing all we can to support him. In spite of all this, he continues to decline. Our greatest concern is making Isaac as comfortable as possible. Join us as we pray for God's will to be manifest in his life, for total healing - one way or another - & above all, for peace & comfort for our boy. While we don't know how much time he has left, we are confident in the One who holds him firmly in His ever-loving hands.

We love you, sweet boy. We are so very proud of you.