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.

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Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

OH *tears*

I am sorry, I have nothing profound to say ...
I don't know what to say ...

I am so sad for your loss....


God bless that sweet baby and you wonderful parents.

The King Family ~ Las Vegas

Anonymous said...

Lord,
We cry out, tears of sadness, joy and peace that your sweet son is home with You, healthy, whole and perfect.
Chills and tears for your family...what a journey for you. Isaac, you fought the good fight and what an inspiration to so many.
Please know how much you are loved and prayed for...please keep us posted on the blog if you need anything...
Prayers, Hugs and "Amens"
Claire Adams and family <><

Danielle said...

i've been following you blog constantly, praying for your family. although i grieve with you, i am relived that your precious boy is free... ~Danielle Giese (Plomaritas)

Mary said...

We grieve together and thank God for the precious time the two of you had with Isaac. No words can express our sympathy enough. Thank God He is holding Isaac close.

the Haller family said...

Dear Jordan & Patience,
So very sad with you for this loss, but encouraged by your mighty faith in our loving God.
Our lives here on earth are but a wisp . . . you will hold Isaac someday, for eternity.
praying for you in your grief, the Hallers in Ohio

Lisa and Kristin Pressley said...

Jordan and Patience - We watched your from afar at church, we listened to your beautiful voices sing His praise, we followed your blog each day, we prayed for you and your family. Today we share your tears. Baby Isaac's strength and your unwavering faith has left us without words. Praise God that Isaac is now in a place of peace with our Heavenly Father free of pain and suffering. May God keep you in his care during these difficult days ahead.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Isaac. Tears of sadness for your family, relief for Isaac, and complete awe in the strength and grace you possess fill my eyes.
I thank God that he allowed you to take Isaac home for sometime and give you the opportunity to spend precious time w/ your sweet boy!
I will always remember you Patience, Jordan and Isaac. I have learned so much from my short time getting to know you, and you are amazing people. Thank you for keeping us all posted on the blog.
I will continue praying for you ...
-Kerry (Boston, MA)

Anonymous said...

our hearts rejoice with you, but are continuing to pray as you now heal from this loss. the lord has given you but a brief time with precious isaac. what a gift that has been to you and to all of us who have never met him as well. he touched so many. he will never know the impact he has had. thank you for sharing your heart with us. we are praying for your family.

The Blonde Renstroms said...

Dear Jordan and Patience -
We pray that God will surround you with His peace and comfort right now. Our hearts grieve with and for you.
Daniel and Danielle Renstrom

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Isaac. It breaks my heart but I am happy to know he's with the sweet Lord right now and you will be with your baby again soon. Isaac has been such an inspiration to me and he has touched my heart in SO many ways. Jordan and Patience, I love you both so very much and I will be praying for you both to get through this time.

Anonymous said...

I sit here and cry for you and with you....tears of sadness in your grief but also tears of joy knowing that Isaac is truly free and in the arms of Jesus.
I love you two and pray you feel God's loving arms around you. BB

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I pray that you will feel the strength, love, and comfort of Jesus at this time. I sit here and weep for you, but also know that you will see Isaac again someday. May God bless you and keep you in His care.

Anonymous said...

Pai & Jordan -
Our prayers and our thoughts are with you. Isaac has completed his race, and I know our God is good and faithful, but I wish that your arms and your hearts did not have to ache.
Love and Blessings,
Kateri & Gary <><

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss and so glad that God has taken Issac to a much better place where he will be free of pain. Our prayers will continue to be with you.

Erin, Bill and Libbie - Canton, MI

Anonymous said...

Jordan & Patience-

Kelli & I cannot put into words the deep sorrow we feel for you and your family. We feel blessed to have had a chance to be with you guys and Issac the other night. My heart is so heavy for you. Issac did touch many of our lives. We will be praying for you.

Duane

Sarah said...

With all my prayers and wishes for peace. Although you don't know me, I hope I speak for many out here who are crying tears of sadness for your loss and tears of joy for the legacy your son has left.
With Love,
~Sarah Larkin

Anonymous said...

Theresa and I have been shedding tears for you guys tonight. What is so incredible is how Isaac was used for God's glory by being a witness for Him. As a result of this blog, people all over the world have seeen how Christ has been amplified through these times. We love you guys and pray for you too.

Brian and Theresa Goodman

Anonymous said...

The hearts and souls that Issac has touched without using words;

The faith that you have exhibited in our God

We will see this beautiful child again in his glorified body.

I thank God for His faithfulness and your inspirational faith in the One Who Heals

Connie

Julie said...

We were so touched by this precious boy. Tears stream down my face as I write this. I loved Isaac from the moment I saw his precious face and would pray for him every time I reached for my son. You are amazing parents! We admire you greatly.
-Julie & Seth Nickerson

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
I sit in tears through reading this post. Our Fathers healing is perfect as well as HIS amazing comfort. I will be praying even more that the Lord will comfort you both. You both are very strong. We are praying for you.
c&v

Anonymous said...

Our hearts grieve with you, but rejoice knowing that Isaac is now with Jesus.
God's purpose is greater than our own. Isaac's life has touch so many near and far. And, you guys have shown what "real" faith is. We have been encourage by your strenght. We know that you hearts are saddened but, continue to rest in God for strength. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. We love you and your precious baby Isaac.
Gary, Katrina and Kaylin

Lindsay Arnold said...

I will be forever changed through your family. Praise be to Jesus that Isaac is perfect in His love and running with the angels in eternity. The inspiration and miracle that Isaac was to all of us will stand the test of time...you are loved. Words cannot express how my heart goes out to you tonight.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will continue to be in the thoughts and prayers of our family. I have personally shared Isaac's story and the story of your awesome faith with many, as I know have countless others. His short life has had more meaning and witness to the lives of others than so many who live decades. Although I've never met you, I have so much love in my heart for all of you. May God's peace be with you through the coming days.

Melanie said...

Patience and Jordan, your family has been on my heart and in my prayers all day. At around 5 I was at EPIC and felt so pressed to pray for your precious little one. I'm grateful that God is good and never changes and has His arms around you. You will continually be in our prayers these coming days and weeks. Thanks for sharing this journey with all of us. Sweet Isaac has touched more lives in his short time on earth that most of us will in a lifetime.

Dell said...

Dear Jordan and Patience,

We thank God for you both, and for the life changing miracle that Isaac has been to so many, many people. We are broken hearted with you, and yet Isaac is free, totally free, and I rejoice and praise God for this. We will continue to pray for you, that God's mighty spirit will hold you up during this time of heavy sadness. Thank you for sharing your lives with us, for allowing us to be a part of a prayer team of soldiers, a part of God's family...for the sweet opportunity to see and know your precious baby Isaac, even from a distance.
May you continue to dwell in His grace and power,
-dell, Steve, Rushton and Sam

Alli TIner said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Tears fall down my eyes at this time. Isaac has touched so many lives. I'm really sad for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Patience & Jordan,

We grieve with you with the news of Isaac's passing but also rejoice in knowing that he now is cradled in the loving arms of our Savior. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love & Prayers,

Bryant & Hilary

Anonymous said...

Therefore we do not lose heart,though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outways them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.(II Cor. 4:16-18)
Jordan and Patience, What a blessing it has been to see your strength and courage as you walk through this valley. Your faith in our God has been unwavering.How awesome it will be to know one day how many lives Young Isaac has touched. The heavens are filled right now with light from sweet Isaac's smile. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

We sit here with tears in our eyes but peace in our hearts knowing that Isaac is free... your family has touched so many over the past few months and this blog has been a blessing to many... We will continue the prayers and hope comfort comes to both of you soon.
Sharon & Jimmy Jackson

The Figs said...

the figs love you, isaac. we, too, will see you soon & the fig boys will play with you & we'll all sing & rejoice together in the presence of our heavenly Father.......

:: mike, jane, mitch, matt & marc ::

Anonymous said...

My heart grieves with you guys, and yet my heart rejoices in the picture of little Isaac getting the grand tour of the best play ground ever!!

My prayers will continue to be with you, let me know if there is anything I can do....seriously!!

I love you guys.
Lisa Leverett

johanna1107 said...

I pray that the Lord will wrap you and your families in his loving arms. And that you will take comfort in the knowledge that you will see your beautiful son again someday.
Johanna Parker
Alliston Ontario

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience, our heart breaks and rejoices at the same time. We know that Isaac is free of pain and is enjoying his eternal life with our almighty God. Boy was God's purpose for his life amazing. You must be so very proud. Isaac and the 2 of you have forever changed our lives. Thank you for sharing your families story. May you feel God's warm embrace as he holds you close today and for many days to come. What a blessing it was to join you and many others in prayer Wednesday night. We will be forever grateful that we had the opportunity to meet your precious boy. Know you are loved by many and we will continue to lift you up in prayer.

Love in Christ,
Steven & Kristina

Angel said...

There is nothing I can say except I am praying for your hearts. There really are no words that seem adequate. Angel

Anonymous said...

I have an beautiful picture in my mind right now of sweet Isaac being rocked in the arms of Jesus. Isaac is so lucky to have such amazing, amazing parents who have loved him to pieces and made his short earthly journey the best it could be. Your family is in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Patience, Jordan and family,

My tears are a mixture of deep sorrow for you combined with joy for Mighty Isaac's ultimate healing in Jesus presence.

Patience and Jordan your faith through all of this has been an inspiration to more people than you'll ever know. Thank you for choosing faith.

May Jesus' great grace, mercy, peace, hope and strength be multiplied to you in the coming days.

In Christ,
Donna Russell
(CBN)

Melissa said...

*tears*
Hugs to you and prayers......

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan...We want you to know that we ache with you and we rejoice with you that Isaac is in Heaven with Jesus. We have been astounded at the incredible Faith that the two of you have displayed during this time in your lives. We know that many people's Faith have been strengthened by your journey. I can smile b/c I know that your little Isaac can now dance with our little Christian around Jesus' throne together. We Love You and our prayers are with you.

Christy and Thomas Miller

Anonymous said...

May God continue to lift you both up. Isasc and both of you have been an inspiration for all of us. Our hearts are sadden that your sweet boy is not here but rejoicing that he is with our Lord and savior.

Our prayers are with you.

The Tilson's
Robby, Betty Ann & Tyler

Bookingirl said...

I am so sorry. Sending you hugs.
Marjorie

Harry Warren said...

There is nothing I can say that would be adequate for this situation. All I can say is that I feel happy and heartbroken at the same time. I pray His peace and comfort on you at this time.

Becky and Josh Wyatt said...

We are grieving for you, but know that Isaac is so happy and healthy now. Our hearts are so heavy. We love you and will continue to pray for comfort and healing for you. Isaac couldn't have asked for better parents.

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience...Erin and I share in the tears that are flowing tonight. Romans 12:15 says that "when others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow." We will continue to pray that God's peace will comfort you and your families...Mike, Erin, Lilly and Lila

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Anonymous said...

My mama loves you. She treasures you in her heart. Her favorite verse in the bible is about Mary treasuring Jesus' life in her heart. Mama always told me she treasured me and my brother that way. She treasures you both that way too. We're sad for your hearts.

Rachel Honeycutt
daughter of Patty Honeycutt

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Isaac's journey with so many people. Everyone who read it can't help but be touched by Isaac's spirit -and the light he brought during his time here. Isaac taught me that faith is something we gain each and every day - as we just take life one precious day at a time.
I know he is smiling and laughing with Jesus now - bringing even more joy to Heaven.
May you rest in Him...and feel the prayers spoken by so many.
Amanda (Virginia Beach, VA)

anita said...

My sweet kids... My heart is breaking for you - but envious of Isaac... I love you both and wish I could be there to hold you. But Jesus is holding you - and holding Isaac even tighter...

Crystal S said...

I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. I thought he was doing so much better. I wish I could have met him. I will pray for you both and Isaac as well. I know that one day you will see him again.

Allison Tomasek said...

Words can never express the sorrow I feel for you. I'm so sorry. I wanted to let you know something.

My husband and I have been trying to convieve for over a year. It has been a difficult struggle that we have yet to see a reward. But, before I was introducted to this blog, I told my husband that no matter what it takes to get pregnant, if I find out I'm pregnant with a child with a disability or congential problem I would abort the baby.

I was ignorant. For six years I was a therapist/social worker for individuals with various forms of developmental and mental disabilites. I know the hardships families face and I just didn't want the "hassle." But in your story I have come to grow and change.

I now know that our God does not tell us when our final days are here or how many days we will have. There would be no guarantee that if I were to have a healthy baby that God would give him/her to me for the rest of my life.

I learned through you and your son that God gives life to those who He desires and it is up to use to nourish that life until HE desires us or our children home.

I'm praying strength for you today and tomorrow and throughout this difficult time. But I wanted to thank you for showing me through your heartbreaking story a lesson I needed to learn in the worst way.

Thank you and God Bless you.

Allison Tomasek

nurse jen said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Jen

Anonymous said...

"Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose help is in the LORD his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them---the LORD, who remains faithful forever." Psalm 146:5-6
Have followed your blog for months and grieve with you for Isaac---praise God he is at peace and whole and healed with Christ.But oh, what pain and loss !!
God's peace and comfort to you both and to your mom, Patience.
Bill and Barbara Shoemaker
Annapolis EP Psalm 84

Anonymous said...

Isaac, though we have not met you personally we love you dearly. We will look forward to the day we will get to meet you. Praise God that you are now at peace in the arms of Jesus. Jordan and Patience and all of Isaac's family we love you and praise God that he chose such an awesome family to give Isaac to and to entrust his story with.

QueenBee said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers being said for you both.

Adriann Raschodrf-Nelson said...

I have followed your journey with Isaac since your blog was forwarded to me. I was amazed at your strength and boundless faith-things that I struggle with since the death of my son, Alec, at 16 mos to an SUV backover. One of your friends read about us in Readers Digest and asked that we pray for you. I had such hopes for a miracle, selfishly for us that Isaac would live, when, really God knows what is best and I truly believe he is with Alec in heaven, both of them whole and healthy. It is just so hard; we want them here with us. Compassionate friends has been a blessing to us in our lives. There is a chat site, Compassionate Friends bereaved one year or less that was hugely helpful-talking with other parents who have lost a child and who know our special pain. The moderator, Jemma, has great faith and has has been so helpful to many. It has been said when an older person dies, they leave achievements, memories. When our children die they die with opportunities, dreams. They carry the hopes of all of us when they go off. I hurt with you and I wish you peace in the coming days, weeks, years. Even with great faith comes geat mourning. I know Alec is with God yet I miss him every day of my life. I try my best to live to honor him, so he will be proud when he greets us. Isaac is already looking down and saying "You were both amazing-shining examples of God's grace and I am proud to have you as my parents."
Adriann Raschdorf-Nelson

Delea said...

You are my roll model Patience.

Anonymous said...

I am crying for you and grieving with you. May the Lord continue bless you and keep you strong and faithful. I cry with sorrow yet calmness to think of precious Isaac pain free, healthy and perfect at home with our wonderful Lord and Savior. Thank you for sharing in this journey with us. Your story of faith has helped strengthen my own relationship with Jesus.

Carlyn said...

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
And stepped in and saved the day
Once again, I say Amen, and it is still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear you whisper through the rain
I'm with you
As your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

I'll Praise you in this storm
And I will lift my hands
You are who you are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will Praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry
You raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find you

I lift my eyes into the hills
Where does my help come from
My help comes from the Lord
The maker of heaven and earth


Praise You In This Storm, Casting Crowns

Anonymous said...

What a journey...the many lives touched, and forever changed by two amazing parents and a precious little boy. Your faith through this journey has been such an inspiration to me. I praise God that Isaac is healed, yet I greive for his loss. Please know that you are being lifted up with countless prayers. Our hearts ache for you.

Anonymous said...

Isaac was extremely lucky to have such wonderful parents for the short time he was with us on earth. You both are truly amazing and should be very proud of yourselves. I am sorry for your loss and will think about you and your family constantly.

Sincerely
Cheryl heart mommy to Brandon

Marilou said...

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.-- Psalm 34:18

The family & friends from New Hope Chapelwill be praying for you all. Thank you for allowing us to come alongside you in prayer for your sweet Isaac. Your journey has touched our hearts.

With love,
Marilou (Derechinsky)

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss and will pray for you as grieve. Your sweet little one has touched the lives of so many, including my own.
Patience and Jordan thank you for sharing your joys and disappointments in Isaac's journey. I find peace in knowing that Isaac in now healed and in the arms of Jesus. Your unyielding faith and trust in the Lord is an inspiration that has intensified my faith more than you will ever know.
Angela Sims

Bryant said...

We pray the Lord will be your strength as you grieve the loss of baby Isaac. Our prayers will be with you during this very difficult time.

Bryant Paul & April Richardson

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Jordan & Patience,

My heart is so sad, and my heart aches for you because this was not what we all really believed would happen. Just like the followers of Jesus didn't think it was suppose to end like that, Jesus' purpose was much greater... and Isaac's purpose was so much greater than we will probably ever know until we get to heaven. God used Isaac and you both in so many ways in our family to teach us about Him and about walking with Him.

I just want to sit and cry, but I will rejoice with you guys that he will have no more tubes or needles or suffering, and that we (the Witcher family) will get to meet him someday in heaven.

My children will be so sad tomorrow when I tell them, but it will be a great opportunity to share with them about heaven and how we will all get to see Isaac again someday.

You guys are so amazing, and I know you would probably have chosen "normal" over amazing, but don't all of those that God has called to great things. We really do love you guys and stand in awe of Your faith and your walk with a Heavenly Father you have trusted all along.

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Father, I pray a special peace and blessing over Jordan & Patience tonight and their families. You know their hurt, and You know what they need both because you have walked in their shoes, and because you know the depths of their heart. You have walked this road with them and have carried them most of the way. Carry them now Father. Love them, hold them. Speak to them the things You know they need to hear. We love you Father and praise you for what You have chosen because we know Your ways are perfect.

How Great is our God...

Julie said...

We grieve with you for your profound loss.

"And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain . . ."

This is not the end of the story. You will spend eternity with your precious baby who will be whole and well. Praise God for the hope He has given us.

I am praying for strength for you in the coming days-- that the presence of God will be very real to you as you go through the days ahead.

With much love,
Julie Coleman

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,

I've prayed for you and Isaac and read your journal throughout the months. I was so very sorry to read about Isaac's passing today. So very sorry. As a bereaved mother of my infant daughter in 2002, I understand the profound heartache of such a great loss. Many of us do. Our lives are forever changed. I pray that you will find support for the journey that lies ahead, especially from those who too are on this path towards healing. Our hope remains always in the Lord.

I mourn with you on the loss of your precious son. His short but impactful life was not in vain. Thank you for sharing your love for him with the world.

Blessings,
Valerie Samuels
Matthews, NC
samuelsvr@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have followed your blog and my heart and prayers go out to you. The strength you show through your posts is just amazing.

We had an evagelist at our church this week and he said numerous times-- people don't die, they just changed addresses!! Your precious baby is alive celebrating his home coming in Heaven and just waiting for the day to be reunited with his loving parents!

Rachel said...

I linked to your page from a friends xanga. I dont know your family, but I cried when I read your story. I pray that God will comfort your family during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry and my heart is so heavy for you but I rejoice with you in the glory of God's love and mercy. We know Isaac is home running through the Lillies of the Valley and praising His name....I pray the Lord give you the peace and calm you need for the days to come.....I love you and will be praying for you-
Angela M Carl

Jenny said...

My heart breaks for you both, but rejoices for sweet Isaac as he is pain-free and in the arms of Jesus.

I hadn't heard of Isaac or his story until today, but as I read through the entire journey I am amazed at both Isaac's and your strength and unwavering faith during such an arduous journey. I have more respect and admiration for you both than I could ever express. I pray that God will provide you and your families the strength and comfort that only He can give.

Thank you for sharing this amazing journey.
God Bless,
Jenny Burkett
Arlington, TX

ericalynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

so much love and prayer to you fro

ericalynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I send you endless prayers and love.

*marissa* said...

i just want to echo what everyone else has been saying. much love and prayers to you guys right now. blessed be the name of the lord....

Daisy McClellan Columbia, MD said...

Dear Jordan and Patience,
I am sad and sit here with many tears, wondering what I could possibly say. I am so very sorry for your loss of your sweet boy Isaac here on this earth. It would be so unbearable if you did not know that tonight he is in the beautiful and gentle hands of Jesus. With the songs of the angels as his lullaby.
Thank you so much for your courage and honesty as you shared your life and Isaac's life with myself and everyone who was fortunate enough to read your story of faith, grace and your love and trust of Our Father during this difficult time.
Jordan and Patience you are such wonderful parents, Isaac was so blessed.
I feel as though your family is a part of my family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
I would love to send you a card, is there an address that I could send it to, maybe to your church?
With sorrow in my heart and great love being sent to you both, you will continue to be in my prayers. I ask that Father reach down and hold you both in his loving arms and comfort you both, as He wipes away your tears and sadness. YOu have been a witness to the world about the Love of Jesus.

Daisy McClellan
Columbia, MD

Anonymous said...

Patience & Jordan,
I have gone to your blog everyday, 2 or 3 times a day, since Monday, July 23rd. I was waiting to hear wonderful news about God's great miracle for Isaac. When I logged on just now, I cried so hard I couldn't finish reading the lastest update, but as I cried, a calm came over me. For now we have another miracle. Isaac is with our precious Father in heaven, healed for ever more.
I am 41 and have never had the pleasure of having a child, and having that kind of bond. I know that God has a plan for me, just as he had a plan for Isaac. The many lives that Isaac has touched around the world, and the many that he brought closer to God, is so amazing and wonderful.
Thank you so much for sharing your journey of ups and downs with all of us. My heart breaks for your family, and I am deeply sorry for you all. My thoughts, tears, and prayers will be with you in the days to follow.
Lord, we now ask that you give peace, love, and rest to the Leino family, for they need you now, Amen.
Pam - Chesapeake, Virginia

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
We love you so much. It hurts so much to know you are hurting, and wish we could take away your heartache.

Dear Lord, please continue to hold Jordan and Patience close. Be their strength, their joy in times of sorrow, be their peace in this storm, You are their hiding place, their healer. I am so thankful that they trust in You.

Thank You for giving us a nephew to love for a short time here on earth, and a brother in You for eternity.

with tears & an undying love,
Brian & Kim Stephenson

Jane-Jane said...

Jordan and Patience, you will forever be in my prayers. May Jesus comfort you in this next phase.

Sarah Kurtz said...

Hey I know its hard during these times of sorrow but God doesnt want us to worry about. It says in the bible to cast all your worries to God. I know you guys are happy but also sad for baby Isaac. I really love you guys and I wanna help in any way that I can

Jen said...

I cannot begin to fathom the joy and sorrow, the mix of emotion you all must be feeling at this time. Praise God for Isaac's wonderful, albeit brief, time on this earth and the little joys and blessings that he brought to your hearts everyday! Thank you for faithfully updating us with Isaac's progress and letting us know when he made it home, eternally home. He is free from sickness in the arms of our Heavenly Father now. God bless you all.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Patience and Jordan,
I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart is breaking for you and your families. I am so glad that little Isaac was comfortable in the arms of his parents as he was called into the arms of his Heavenly Father. You have had such a rollercoaster ride, yet your faith and testimony has remained shining like a beacon throughout. Isaac is truly blessed to have parents like you. Although we do not grieve as those who have no hope, the pain of loss is still just as deep. I remember when my father spoke at our son Will's funeral, he said something which meant everything to us - 'He hasn't departed - he's arrived'. These words are just as true for little Isaac - he has arrived in a place so wonderful, we can't even imagine it. It goes without saying that you will remain in our thoughts and prayers, and that if we can do anything to help - even just be an ear to listen - we are only an email away. (turners@mallardsreach.freeserve.co.uk) We have been where you are now, and can understand a little of what you are going through.
Once again, we are so, so sorry for your loss, but rejoice with you that Isaac is free from pain.
With our love, support and hugs,
Alison, Pete and Charlie xxxx

'Breathe now great breaths of Heaven,
Run fast, for pain has gone,
Shout loud and sing, your heart beats strong now,
Precious little man.'

Anonymous said...

May the LORD bless you and keep you. May the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and bring you peace.

May the LORD also continue to show you HIS precious grace. I am sad for you, and yet rejoice for Isaac. May you have peace.
Melissa

Anonymous said...

I just want you both to know that Marc and I will be praying for you both with the loss of your sweet baby. You have continued to be such a strong witness to me and to some many others. Thank you for that example!
With much love and prayer,
Marc and Alaina Ivey

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you.
I am so thankful for the weeks you shared at home together with your precious boy. His story and your examples of faith have had a huge impact on my life... May the God of all hope and comfort bring you unsurpassing peace in the days ahead.

Anonymous said...

I woke this morning to read your udpate on Isaac. I am also shedding tears for the loss of your precious baby, Isaac.
But, I too am rejoicing in the answered prayer & the awesome fact that Isaac is perfectly healthy and with the Lord!
Just reading your blog it is evident that God did an awesome work for His Kingdom through your little baby boy.

I pray that your hearts would heal in the coming days.

- The Corso Family

Laura said...

No words can express what your hearts must be feeling right now but just i am praying for you for the Lord to give you all the strength you need.

Anonymous said...

I cry out for you...nothing to say but I am so sorry and m heart aches for your loss...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for you as you go through this difficult time.

God Bless you!
The Bouknight family

Anonymous said...

Strong Son of God, Immortal Love
by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Strong Son of God, immortal Love,
Whom we, that have not seen thy face,
By faith, and faith alone, embrace,
Believing where we cannot prove;

Thine are these orbs of light and shade;
Thou madest Life in man and brute;
Thou madest Death; and lo, thy foot
Is on the skull which thou hast made.

Thou wilt not leave us in the dust:
Thou madest man, he knows not why,
He thinks he was not made to die;
And thou hast made him: thou art just.

Thou seemest human and divine,
The highest, holiest manhood, thou:
Our wills are ours, we know not how;
Our wills are ours, to make them thine.

Our little systems have their day;
They have their day and cease to be:
They are but broken lights of thee,
And thou, O Lord, art more than they.

We have but faith; we cannot know;
For knowledge is of things we see;
And yet we trust it comes from thee,
A beam in darkness: let it grow.

Let knowledge grow from more to more,
But more of reverence in us dwell;
That mind and soul, according well,
May make one music as before,

But vaster. We are fools and slight;
We mock thee when we do not fear:
But help thy foolish ones to bear,
Help thy vain worlds to bear thy light.

Forgive what seem'd my sin in me;
Whad seem'd my worth since I began;
For merit lives from man to man,
And not from man, O Lord, to thee.

Forgive my grief for one removed,
Thy creature, whom I found so fair.
I trust he lives in thee, and there
I find him worthier to be loved.

Forgive these wild and wandering cries,
Confusions of a wasted youth;
Forgive them where they fail in truth,
And in thy wisdom make me wise.




In his ministry on Earth, Jesus said that those who believe in Him would do things even greater than what He Himself was doing. This you have done. There are more miracles to come in your hearts.
For now, grieve, sweet children of our Father who holds us so close. Joy comes in the morning.

Love,
a friend of Grandma Chris

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
I am sorry to hear of your loss!
I pray for strength and peace through this. May God keep His hand upon the both of you. Torey and I are there for you.
Dan

Sheila Crowley and girls said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you at this time. No words can ever describe, but we have witnessed your strength in the Lord and have the truth affirmed that Mighty Isaac is playing with our baby girl Joy and are a delight to our Father.
Our love and blessings
Sheila, Apryl and Erin

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. I have been following your story since the beginning, but not posting much. I have been praying for your family daily and you have definitely brought my faith to a different level. I am closer to the Lord and hope I can be as faithful a servent as your family. You are an inspiration and a perfect picture of a Christian family.
Still praying.

Anonymous said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss....Isaac and your family have been in my constant prayers. Isaac has touched so many people, and the strength and faith that you have showed has been overwhelming. I know that Isaac is free with God and that he is smiling down at you both.

Hilemans said...

You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow

I've never been more homesick than now

This song helps us with the loss of our son. I pray that you keep feeling Gods preasents thru this time. He is holding both kids now and they are great friends now.
Love The Hilemans
c3

Adam and Janice said...

Dear Jordan & Patience, I am so very sorry for your loss of Isaac, but I have been so encouraged by your strength and the power of your faith. I feel it is nessasary to tell you that your son saved my life. I was approaching my 30th birthday when I came to C3 church and the two of you that so passionatly lead worship. Not being raised in the church I have always been searching for proof or examples that God does exist. Your ability to be so candid and post Isaac's story on this blog helped me find Jesus. Your ability to trust your sweet sons care in the hands of the lord is inspirational. It has been for young Isaac that I have learned prayer and for that I can never be thankful enough. Having read this blog for months now I have seen so many lives that the three of you have touched and saved. I hope that this everlasting impression that your son Isaac has left on the world helps you in this time of loss. This weekend at church while looking in my bible for something to write on the floor of C3 I found,

JOB42:5,6 "I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes. I take back everything I said, and sit back in dust and ashes to show me repentance"

Please keep us posted of anything we can do for you. God bless your sweet boy and his wonderful parents.

Adam Bush ~ raleigh NC

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan

Having one little boy, and a little girl on the way, I can only speculate at your grief right now.
I am so thankful for you both, and for Isaac. His life has been such a blessing to me, and my family. And your journey has shown me what true and honest faith can be.

I will try so very hard to praise God that Isaac is whole now, and with his Creator, even as I pray for you both to get through this very hard time.

I wish I had some more profound things to offer, but just know that we are with you in spirit.

Janice, James, Liam, and baby Willow Rando.

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you both as a mother its difficult to imagine losing a child--- but know that your sweet handsome boy is cradled in Jesus' arms-- free of pain. Your little boy has touched so many people in 5 months-- more than some people do in a whole lifetime- he is going to live in everyone's life- even though we never met him- its pretty wonderful we all got to know Baby Isaac-- if only through a web blog. I am praying that God takes you both in his arms and comfort you and gives you an extravagant amount of peace. You both are amazing people-- God bless you.

Baby Isaac-- we love you! Celebrate with Jesus! :)

Sandra- NJ

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, what a blessing that you had in your little boy. I will pray for you in this difficult time.

Dustin Vasko said...

May God give you Peace, Strength, Wisdom and even supernatural Joy knowing that Isaac is now home with our Father! Amen.

The Vasko Family

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for the tears you've shed and pray that God wipes them away now. Praying for you all.

Paul & Angela Jenkins said...

We are praying for you guys. Words will never take away the loss of a loved one so I won't try.

Karen A. said...

I share your sorrow and your joy knowing that our loving God makes no mistakes. Through Issac's short life, he has touched many. And as we watched you trust God, you taught us a better way. Thank you for sharing your experience. To God be all the glory.

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
What a high calling your son had on his life as he brought so many around the world closer to his Father. Our hearts are heavy and our eyes are filled with tears as we grieve with you. But little Isaac has seen Jesus face to face and heard the words, "Well done my good and faithful servant." We continue to lift you up in prayer.
Curtis and Jen Manning

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
Our young adult small group has been following your journey via Jen Beaton (nurse Beaton). Last night, when we received an email from Jen telling us the news of your beautiful boy going home to be with our Savior, it brought me to tears, of both joy and sadness. Please know that we will continue to pray for you and walk with you through this in spirit.

Grace and Peace,
Christina

Anonymous said...

God is an awesome God. What wonder that the great I AM will be raising your son. I am so, so sorry for your pain in the midst of God's promise. Nancy in Atlanta

YoQuieroJesus said...

Patience & Jordan... my heart aches for you while I also rejoice that Isaac is in the loving arms of God whole and perfect.. Praying for peace and comfort in the upcoming days!
Alyce (Pennsauken, NJ)

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience this is from my former Pastor's wife. Carol

I cannot say, "I'm sorry!! Rather, I choose to say, "He fought a good fight....he ran the race...and now he is at peace." He was a tough little bugger!!! We could all learn a lesson from him in the way he lived his short life.
God has called him home and heaven is a happier place with him there. God bless the parents and give them peace as he now has it. Our prayers have been answered....God's will has been done.
Shirley

M said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you

Karen Motley said...

Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters,

He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Patience & Jordon,

It's with great sadness and joy that I post this reponse to the passing of your sweet angel, Isaac.
Find comfort in knowing that our God is a great God and He has answered our prayers for precious Isaac. He has restored his body and will now be able to tell him of his great parents on earth. It's not good-bye, but see you soon. You both are such an inspiration to so many and Isaac was able to touch so many with his courageous story of life.

You all are in my prayers. I love you!

Anonymous said...

Tears are flowing and our heart aches for you and Jordan. Issac and his parents have been such a lesson in complete faith and trust in our God. He is an awsome God and his will has been done. Issac is whole now and happy with the Father.

Our prayer is that you will continue to gain strength from God for the days to come. We Love you so much.

Jim & Carol Canady C3

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that a peace from God like no other peace you have felt before comforts you. You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is grieving with yours.

Love in Christ,
Taneha

Anonymous said...

Paitence and Jordan our hearts, tears, and prayers are with you. There are no words.

Anonymous said...

BLESSINGS, LOVE, PRAYERS, HUGS.

ROMANS 14:9 SAYS HE IS LORD OVER LIFE AND DEATH.

SHARON
FARMINGTON, NM

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
Our hearts grieve with you and we celebrate for Isaac, who no longer suffers but is in the arms of the Lord. What strength and faith you have both shown. We love you..
Rick and Shelia

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
I am sorry for your loss, as we were all hoping that Isaac would experience a miraculous healing. Although I know that Isaac is experiencing eternal peace with our Lord, my heart goes out to you both. We will continue to pray for you and your families. Isaac has blessed many people with his strength. Through this blog, you have inspired many, such as myself, with your unwavering faith and strength through the highs and lows. My prayers are with you during this difficult time that you find strength and comfort, and that God gives you an overwhelming peace that transcends everything else. As I mentioned before, Isaac was blessed to have you two as his parents. He was loved and prayed for by many that never met him, because we all were able to be involved with his life through this blog. We love you both.

God bless you and your family,
The Brewers

CBN Scenic Design said...

Your loving kindness O Lord will hold me up. When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
Psalms 94:18,19

Your blog has been a blessing! Our prayers continue to be with you.

Anonymous said...

He's made a difference.
Your baby boy Isaac has changed peoples hearts.
He didn't have as much time on this earth as we have, but God had a plan for him.
I know without a doubt he's made you both take on life a little differently. Made you both stronger.
Made you trust God like theres nothing stronger, and I know you will both continue you to trust Him.
-sigh-
I love you both very much.
And I will pray for you both, everyday.

-Krysteah Masteller

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
Know that your little boy is now surrounded by a love that we can not imagine. He was a warrior and a soldier for God. He touched so many lives. I am praying for your family. Stay strong and lean upon our great God.
Rich, Christine, and baby Matthew DiCarlo (NJ)

Anonymous said...

God's will is not always easy but it is always perfect. I am so sorry for the loss of your son, but join you in praise for God's perfecting of him in His presence. God's loving arms will hold you, too. I pray His grace and His peace will be yours in the days and weeks ahead, and that you can rest in His love.
I have been praying with the ladies of EP of Annapolis - and will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I like many others have been following your blog for quite some time and was just heartbroken at the news of sweet Issac going home. Your journey and your strong faith has been an inspiration to us all. Because of your story I hug my children a little more each day, learn to have more patience with them and never take one minute with them for granted. May God grant you understanding, peace and strength in the days ahead.
The Helms Family
Monroe, NC

Emily said...

You are so strong - an inspiration to so many. I'm so sorry for Isaac and for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I am sad for you as parents as I am a mom myself. But what a glorious day it is in heaven today!! I heard our church bells this morning. I am now sure it was Isaac getting his wings.

You are still in our prayers.

Brandy Crocker -- Smithfield

Anonymous said...

Isaac's journey has allowed many of us to see the hand of God moving in the midst of a storm. Isaac literally walked on water as Jesus walked with him. In his short life, he has walked with Jesus, knew the Comfort of the Holy Spirit and now he has seen the face of God. In human terms, he is mighty. Now, may the Comforter bring shalom to each of you. Blessings, Therea Demby

Anonymous said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,
When your Dad called last night with the news, my heart was so heavy for you two young parents. You have been through so much but have been such a strong testimony to so many. For little Isaac, we can rejoice that he is finally at peace and free from pain. Without a doubt, heaven will be a sweeter place. I know the days ahead will be difficult; but I also know that God is faithful and His grace is more than sufficient for our every need. Trust Him and know you're in our prayers.

B. and Hub

Anonymous said...

I am so deeply saddened by your loss. I am so sorry. May the peace of God be with you and your family. Jennifer and Brandon Wood
Willow Spring, NC

The Figs said...

patience & jordan,
pretty soon you'll begin to hear just how isaac's story touched so many lives, encouraged hurting people, brought families together & turned everyone's eyes to HIM. last night, while reading the blog with mike & the boys, i was moved b/c the faith you projected for isaac this whole time, regardless of what the circumstances surrounding you dictated, was the model in hebrews 11:1-2 "The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd."
thank you, isaac, for teaching us. God in you, isaac, brought our family closer together than ever imagined. isaac, you, precious little one, changed lives; my life, mike's life, mitch's life, matt's life & marc's life.

we love you, your mommy, daddy & the leino & roddy families........

Adam and Nat said...

Patience and Jordan,
I was so looking forward to meeting your sweet Issac someday soon. We are so sad at this news, but know that we will in fact meet him one day after all. You have traveled a very long road and I'm praying for rest and peace for your family right now. We love you guys. Thank you for blogging this journey you've been through. What an example you've been to us.

Adam, Nat and Greta

Charlie said...

Dear Patience and Jordan and Grandparents...

I cannot even imagine what you are all going through. The "roller-coaster" is over but the “rider” lives on in the precious arms of our Lord. My heart is broken as I weep for your pain.

Psalm 88:9 – “My eyes are blinded by my tears. Each day I beg for your help, O Lord; I lift my hands to you for mercy.”
The first thing that the Lord brought to mind was the word “mercy.” God, who is rich in mercy has heard the cry of your heart. Beautiful little Isaac is healed. No more pain, no more suffering. Isaac and you have been a tremendous example of perseverance, hope, love and trust. The separation will be difficult but the joy of his memory will live on.
Psalm 28:6 – “Praise the Lord! For he has heard my cry for mercy.”

Psalm 30:5b – “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
Matthew 5:4 – “God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

My prayer is that you find your rest, comfort, peace and even joy in Jesus.

I will be praying for you all in the days, weeks and months to come.

Sincerely,
Charlie Albertell

Anonymous said...

As we know, The Lord, Our Loving Father Gives and Takes Away. Although my throat is tight with sadness, I give Thanks to God and you 2 as parents. God blessed you all with an amazing lil boy who was a trooper and a life changer. He also, as much as it pains to not have him with us, took aways sweetbaby Isaac's need of tubes, meds and all that discomforting situation by calling him Home. The journey that you all shared with us, some people you know and some you don't know, from the beginning has been everything uplifting and glorifying to Our Father. I'm just in awe and thankful with all my heart for the sharing of your lives that you laid out for everyone for these past many months. I pray that comfort and peace comes swiftly for you all and my heart smiles big knowing that sweet baby is now in God's arms.

Paul & Angela Jenkins said...

Our office emailed this blog to ZRadio in Florida and had them play the songs people wrote here and dedicated them to Isaac. The first song is now playing and it's beautiful and yet so sad.

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience, what an example you are to us all. I have never met you and your lives have affected mine. Please know I am praying for you. What a hope you display. May God gain glory from your hearts and from the life of your sweet, sweet son.

Adam said...

Praise God for an end to Isaac's pain and his ability to move, breathe, shout, and dance at the feet of our savior. I am so thankful to have found your blog and your story. You have all touched my life in an amazing way. You are wonderful examples of living a life truly and wholly devoted to Jesus. Our family's continued prayers will always be with you. We are hopeful for the day we will ALL be with Isaac.

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience we thank God for your sweet Isaac and how in such a short life he has touched so many lives. May God comfort you and hold you in his arms as you know your beautiful son is with him. You both have such a great faith and we all stand amazed at your faithfulness to our God in such a difficult time.

John & Kim Callis
Kali and Neil

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you!
The Johnson Family ~ Michigan

Anonymous said...

Praise God for answered prayers!

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn our loss of sweet Isaac. But we rejoice that he is with the Lord now. You would have raised him to sing praises to our God - and now Isaac is doing that more perfectly than any of us can here on earth.

Some of the hurt you feel now will fade - yet it will always be a part of you. It will also always be a part of those who read this blog. Thank you Patience & Jordan for sharing your journey with us. Although this portion of it is concluded, there is much more to come.

Isaac was and will continue to be a World Changer for Christ. His influence in his short stay here is far greater than many who have been here for 80 years. He never uttered a word to anyone, yet his story and courage speak volumes.

As you face the coming days of grieving and, eventually, recovery - the hurt will still be there. It never truly heals, but forms a scar. There will be times when the scar hurts just like a fresh cut. At other times it will be just a dull reminder of what was. Either way - Isaac will be with you forever.

Our prayers are with you during this time that our Lord would provide you the comfort that only He can. Continue to draw your strength from Him.

We love you.

prayer said...

Baby Isaac has touched so many lives and brought so many people together to pray and trust God. I beleive he touched more lives than most of us will touch in a life time. I pray the God of love, peace and comfort keep you and the family in His loving arms.
I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family and share in your love. I will miss "Mighty Isaac" but I know we will meet again.

Love Diane

Suzanne Scott said...

Patience & Jordan,

An ending here on earth...a great beginning for Issac- free from restrictions his earthly body held.

My heart breaks for you that you had to say goodbye so soon.

I know someone else quoted the entire Mercy Me song above, but it is just so beautiful:

"I close my eyes and I see your face,
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place,
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow,
I've never been more homesick than now"

Prayers and love to your families.

Anonymous said...

Jordan & Patience,

We do not know you personally and never met little Issac in person but have carried him in our hearts since he was born. Yesterday I felt a heaviness in my heart when I saw Jordan was not on stage for Praise & Worship so as I stood there I prayed for your family. We are sad for you but want to say thank you for sharing this journey and letting us be a part of Issac's life. God has been glorified in your love and trust in Him. Thank God there is a heaven and a peace that one day we will be united with the little ones we lose too early and then our dreams will be fulfilled in ways greater than we can ever imagine. I don't think anything we say can take away your pain but please know you are both being prayed for. Psalm 62:8 "Trust in Him at all times, O People; pour out your hearts to Him for God is a refuge."
Love,
The Dorsey family, C3

Gomomyourock said...

I come to you through Carlyn.

I am so sorry to read about your sweet boy and your sudden loss. I am rejoicing though that he is at home with Jesus, for there is no better place.

Still, I know your sadness. Keeping you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Words escape us. We are so tearfully sad for your physical loss, but also rejoice in the fact that sweet Isaac is free from troubles and with our Jesus. It's hard to distinguish sad tears from joyful tears. We pray for your hearts Jordan and Patience. God bless you both.

with Love,

one of your C3 families

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are heavy as we think of you both today, but we are rejoicing in the Lord because we know that death has been defeated and Mighty Isaac is in the presence of God! May his life continue to touch the world and bring others closer to Him. Thank you for being so strong and courageous during your journey. We admire your faith and trust in the Lord.
Love you,
The Pipes

Anonymous said...

Just thought you ought to know that news of Isaac's death sparked more in my family than tears alone. My four children grieved for him, and the questions began. One tearfully came to a better understanding of how forgiveness works and what it means to follow Jesus. The Holy Spirit is still wooing him. Still another is now asking to be baptized.
Thank you for sharing your story. May we all be inspired to share what we have to further the kingdom as you have done and will continue to do.
May God comfort you directly, as only he can do.

a friend of Grandma Chris

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
Baby Isaac is sitting at the right hand of our Lord and rejoicing at the difference he has made in so many lives. We wont know until we join him how many chose to follow Christ because of your journey. We grieve with you right now but rejoice in the fact that Isaac is a wonderful, healthy little boy running those streets of gold. Your family will be in our prayers.

God Bless,
Mark, Michelle, Sydney, and Cooper Nelson

Anonymous said...

Your sincere devotion and love for the Lord is so inspiring. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little boy. God bless you and your family through this time.

Anonymous said...

I just returned with mixed emotions from taking my youngest child to his first day of kindergarten. I can only imagine how happy yet sad you, too, must feel in sending your son on to Heaven ahead of you. The same loving God who is comforting my anxious son on his first day of "big school" is loving your son on his first day in Heaven. What a mighty God we serve!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss but the three of you accomplished more for spreading the word of God in a few short months than most people do in a lifetime. Thank you for sharing Issac with us.

The Links said...

I was asked to pray for you by a member of your church and so I am reading this blog for the first time. I just want you to know I have been inspired today... by the faithfulness you have given to God as you moved from day to day since the beginning of this journey. I fail so many times as a Christian when things are rough and I do not give God the glory He deserves. Your story has restored my faith this morning and your commitment to Christ and each other has shown me what I want in my own family. I send my deepest sympathy to you today as Isaac has gone on to be with the Lord... I cannot imagine the pain you must feel at this time, but I know without a doubt God is with you - you who are an example of His true faithful followers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...

God Bless,
Becky Link
Roxboro, NC

Anonymous said...

I have read your blogs as they have become available and I am so sorry for your loss while thankful that you have allowed me and others to be a part of your family.

Through your story I have witnessed your faith and what a testimony that is; I have also witnessed how great the God is that we serve.

My prayers are continually with your family. May God bless you all.

The Felton Family

The Atkinson 6 said...

Our hearts are so heavy for you both.
God treasures you both so much that He sent this child to love you and to know your love.

When you prayed to Him to use your lives for His will, he looked into your ever faithful hearts and knew that you two were the ones. To love Isaac, to show the world what true faith is, and to let those who have no idea that even in death there is life with Him.

I pray that your healing begins. I pray that you feel God's loving arms around you both.

Thank you for sharing Isaac with us.

Many Blessings and Much Love,
David, Erika, Macenzi, Jason, Cameron, and Ethon Atkinson

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,

Your faith along the way has encouraged and amazed me. We can find rest in knowing that Issac is in heaven healed and free of tubes. Even though I don't know you personally I feel that I do. Thank you so much for sharing the past 5 months with the world.

You and your families are in my prayers.

I can't wait to meet Issac and his awesome mommy and daddy in heaven!!

Jessica NC

Sara Vance said...

I have been following this journey through your blog and Patrick. My heart goes out to all of you, but what gives me comfort is knowing that Isaac is home with Jesus. God Bless you all. Through this, you have shown all of us incredible faith and courage.

Anonymous said...

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:18

I know of no greater pain than that of losing a child. It leaves you breathless, with an aching emptiness and arms full of sorrow. But God's promises are true and unchangeable. Thank you God that we can turn to your son who was "a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief." He knows the pain we know, he is intimate with the crushing sense of loss that Patience and Jordan are experiencing. Bring comfort to them now, Oh Lord; renew their spirits with your Holy Spirit and encircle them with your everlasting love.

Jenny Pattterson said...

When I wander through the desert
And I'm longing for my home
All my dreams have gone astray
When I'm stranded in the valley
And I'm tired and all alone
It seems like I've lost my way

I go running to Your mountain
Where your mercy sets me free

You are my strong tower
Shelter over me
Beautiful and mighty
Everlasting King
You are my strong tower
Fortress when I'm weak
Your name is true and holy
And Your face is all I seek

In the middle of my darkness
In the midst of all my fear
You're my refuge and my hope
When the storm of life is raging
And the thunder's all I hear
You speak softly to my soul

Strong Tower --Kutless

Anonymous said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,

We share your tears. We are so sorry for your loss. We've been following your blog and praying for you regularly. We pray that the Lord will continue to be your strength, as He has these past months.

Your testimony has been an inspiration to all who have shared in your lives. Thank you!

May our Lord continue to heal your broken hearts as He has already your sweet Isaac.

Love, Paul and Brenda Nickerson (MA)

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristen said...

I found your blog courtesy of Jamie Simkins and I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss.

I have no words of comfort for you but I pray that God will grant you peace and serenity in this tragic time.

The Chumley Family ~ Maryland

Anonymous said...

All three of you have touched so many lives through out this journey. Although I am very sad to hear what happened, we will see Isaac again. He is in our loving Father's arms now. We love you so much and we will continue to pray for you guys.

Pam & Ryan

Olivia Roberts said...

I am so sorry to hear about little Isaac. My heart and thoughts go out to you Patience & Jordan, and of course your entire family.

Peace be with you.

The Eckerts said...

Isaac was put here on this earth for a very specific purpose. God used him to change so many lives.

I rejoice at the faith that you two have and how willing you are to let God use you in any way he wants.

But, I also grieve at your earthly loss. I cannot fathom the depth of your pain. I can only pray that you continue to find strength in our ever-loving God and know that his plans are better than we could ever imagine.

I am so excited to see what God has in store for your family. He has blessed you beyond measure and is just waiting to bless you even more.

You are constantly in our prayers.

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Mary said...

Thank you for allowing so many people to walk this road with you. Because of that we are all grieving with you during this sorrowful time. Your faith is inspiring. My prayers are with you in the weeks and months ahead.

With love,

Mary (Spinelli) Koontz

Kristen Camplin, RN said...

Isaac touched so many lives in so many ways. Please know that myself and the many others in the Peds ICU at UNC will forever remember your courageous strength and tremendous love you gave to your little boy. He truly has gained his wings now.

Jennifer Cowgill and Family said...

You are a wonderful mother and father, to a wonderful, precious gift and a great life. We are thinking of you and little Isaac.

Crystal Nichols said...

Words cannot begin to express the sorrow that is in my heart for you all. I pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to comfort you as only He can do, and may peace that passes all understanding fill your lives at this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Sue Hogan said...

Patience, what an amazing woman you are. We are all so saddened by your loss and are praying for you, Jordan, and your family. It is a blessing that baby Isaac is free from his struggle,is healthy and perfect. Hold on to the hope that you have. Your story is such a witness of God's glory. He has used Isaac, you and Jordan in a mighty way to touch many lives. You all have deeply touched mine.

Much love and prayers,
Sue, Gary, Tiffany, Allyson, Jesse, and Rachel Hogan

shana said...

as i read this my eyes filled up with tears. my heart goes out to both of u. isaac was such a handsome boy. you two are wounderful parents and people.we are truley sorry for your lose. we will countinue to pray fpr the both of u every night as we have been, it will just be a little different prayer. you two will always be in pur hearts. Isaac will always be there too. we felt as if we knew him and you two. be strong. stay close to God!!!! love the brown family in MA.

Anonymous said...

patience, you wouldn't even remember me from high school! i was a year older and i basically remember you cuz of your red hair,... but i heard through the grape vine what had happened. i am SOOO sorry for your loss! but i am happy that you are in a position to praise God in all of your grief. i will be praying for you!
beth knapp

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog since the beginning... I am so sorry to hear of what happened. I am at a loss for words. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

What a special little boy given to two very special parents. You have been a wonderful testimony to many.

We've been praying and crying right along with you.

God Bless You
The Cooney's - Harrisburg, PA

Anonymous said...

I don't know you but I just want you to know how very sorry I am for your loss...
ALL my Love

God Bless

Anonymous said...

I can'e put into words how you and your family feel, but I do know that everyone is praying for you, and wishing you all peace in what life holds for you! I pray that you will find strength, and know that he was loved by the best parents anyone could ask for.

Kathleen Hanson
Alaska

Anonymous said...

Our love and prayers for God's comfort, and His "peace that passeth all understanding" remain with you. Nancy for all the Singletons

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts, our prayers and our tears are with you.

Baby Isaac had wonderful parents here on earth. Every newcomer to the planet should be so blessed.

May God bless you now and ease your pain.


Celia Mansaray & Family

Sara said...

Dear Jordan and Patience,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following your story for the past 6 mths or so, and I know we all had high hopes for Isaac. I do believe he is now with God and Jesus in Heaven. I will be praying for you and for strength through the coming days. We all love you.

The Cosenza Family

Anonymous said...

I received the word this morning while driving to work and the song that was playing seemed so fitting that I should share part of it with you:

"The Blessing"
Let it be said of us while we walked among the living
Let it be said of us by the ones we leave behind
Let it be said of us that we lived to be a blessing for life"

Isaac may never have "walked" in this lifetime but he sure did live! What a precious and important life no matter the length. Your son changed my life, and hundreds of others that we know of.

Your faith is a witness and it has been tested and will be tested as your wounds heal but you will be just fine because our God makes all things beautiful in its time.

thank you for sharing your life so honestly with us. you will always been in our thoughts and prayers.

God-thank you for this family, and for the amazing gift that it can be said of baby Isaac that he IS "a blessing for life." amen.

Anonymous said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your son is in the arms of our Savior.

Anonymous said...

Baby Isaac is with the Lord, and there is no better place to be but in the loving arms of the Father. Rest assured that you did your very best to make him happy and comfortable, and that the only smiles he had on this Earth, happened because of you, his parents. Now he will smile and rejoice for all eternity, and he will no longer know the pain of this world. I cry and pray for you. May God bless you.

GoofyJ said...

A fellow CHD parent myself, I've silently been reading your blog.

With many tears for your family, sending you hugs. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Baby Isaac - Jordan and Patience ~

Your sweet son has inspired many in finding their way to the Lord. Your spirit and faith has moved me in ways that I cannot put into words. The impact your son and your blog has had on thousands of people made me think of the poem "The Dash" by Linda Ellis.

an excerpt:


"I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end.

He noted the first came the date of her birth
And spoke of the following date with tears.
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line was worth..."

The dash that represents Isaac life may fall between two dates that are close together, but the life he lived during that short time has had more impact and more meaning than most of us will have in our lifetime. I continue to pray for your loss as well as for your angel in heaven ~ God is with you Always!

samdanmas@yahoo.com said...

Patience & Jordan,

I'm so sorry for your loss, but happy for what Isaac has gained. He has gained his wings to heaven just like my son Haniel who also gained his wings to heaven seven months ago on January 4th. Please know that we are praying for you guys. May the Lord continue to bless you guys and comfort you during this difficult time.

You guys as well as us have been blessed and privelaged to have had an ANGEL living with us here on this earth. Isaac came and left this world but not before touching so many people. He did what he needed to do and went home to our saviour Jesus Christ.

Your lives will never be the same, you guys will be blessed more and more each day, continue to serve the Lord and trust him the way you have until now if not more!

God Bless You!

Sam, Dianett & Melo

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan - I still haven't found any words...we are brokenhearted for you...just trying to understand...trying to make sense of it all...trying to have the faith and peace that you've found...please let us know if we can do anything for you...we're just a few houses down...Marquess Family

Anonymous said...

Matthew 11:28-30
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

After all is done, you will no doubt collapse into our Father's arms for some much needed restoration. Take the time to get away and be still and quite and receive the healing peace you need from Him.

We love you and pray for God to be your crutches during the difficult days ahead.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you both. I followed Isaac and was so encouraged by your testimony during my mother's illness & passing 7/10. Isaac's journey is an incredible miracle!

Patience & Jordan, you are both amazing vessels of the Lord and He is using you both in a mighty way. Thank you for sharing your life so openly with so many.

With love and prayers,
Tina DeLuca

Anonymous said...

What beautiful angel wings Isaac must have grown as a reward for the many lives he has touched in the name of our Lord. Even though I have never met you and received your blog as part of a prayer request, as a mother my heart breaks for you. I pray that you are wrapped in our Saviors loving arms and find comfort, some way, some how in the fact that Isaac is with his heavenly Father and will be waiting for you with open arms. I also pray that "the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ." Philippians 4:7

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan:

I am so very sorry for your loss of Isaac, a truly remarkable baby boy who gave you so much love in so short a time. You two are remakable in your steadfast strength and love for God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for each other, and for Isaac. You have been an inspiration to so many with with faith and caring and we will always remember the three of you with deep affection and admiration.

A friend in Wilmington, NC

meercat96 said...

Jordan and Patience,

We love you guys and are holding you up in prayer during this bittersweet and difficult time. Mike and I have no idea what your journey has been like but through your own eloquent and heartfelt prayers, you have taught us so much about what it means to "trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." We are lifting you up in our prayers. Thank you for sharing Isaac with the world.

Mir Haynes

Anonymous said...

I am truely sorry for your loss. As I have been steady reading this blog from day one, and praying every single day for your little angel and you all. You have inspired so MANY people around the world with your FAITH, it is amazing. Please know we will continue to pray for you and your family...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your precious loss. I can't even imagine your pain, but I will pray daily for God to ease it.
I know Issac is smiling down upon you and will always be at your side, just waiting for the day you can hold onto him again.
God Bless.

Michelle Becker

Anonymous said...

Grieving with you for the loss of your son Isaac but rejoicing to know he is with Jesus, whole and healed. The love of God in your hearts has shined so brightly through this journey. Thank you for sharing Isaac with us...we have learned so much...a deeper awareness of God, what genuine faith looks like and so much more. Our prayers are with you.

In His Love,
The Grev Family, EP Annapolis

Anonymous said...

Isaac, May flights of angels sing you to your rest. Thank you for bringing me back to the Lord. What an awesome job you have done in your time here. I know that you have now heard "Well done good and faithful servant."

Aubrey said...

Jordan and Patience,
We are joyful for precious little Isaac, who is now whole and healthy with our Father. We praise Him for the hearts that He has touched because of the life of your little man. We grieve with you for the sadness of Isaac having left you. And we thank you for being such a ray of light and for being so faithful. Our God is an awesome God, though we may not understand His mighty ways.
The Freeman Family

Sonia said...

I'm am so sorry, Jordan and Patience. I'm praying for you and your family. May God bring you comfort. I'm so sad for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Psalm 16:11 In Thy presence is fulness of joy; in thy right hand there are pleasures forever..... What a tremendous reunion that will be for your family. May the Lord give you His strength in these days ahead.

Joy said...

I will continue to pray for you all. Issac is indeed healed through the hands of the Lord!

Blogfreys said...

I am praying for your rest and comfort...you had a lifetime of parenting in these past 5 months and should be so proud of how faithful you have been-- not only to the Lord, but to your little man. Please let us know if there is anything we can do--
Brittany

Anonymous said...

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance (overflows), so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. II Corinthians 1:3-5 My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. You are an awesome witness of Jesus Christ!
Love in Christ,
Jan, Acworth, Ga.

Sue Brown said...

Can't seem to find words, only tears. Tears of sorrow for you both. Tears of joy for Isaac. Praying for God's peace for you both and your families.
The Brown Family
Sue, Russ, Samantha & Dylan

Anonymous said...

My family's prayers are with you. Our hearts are broken for you.

Anonymous said...

God is using Isaac and your story. A friend of mine who always thought she would abort if her child was diagnosed in the womb with a life-threatening illness, has changed her heart through your story. She sees now that it would NOT be right, going through with abortion but allowing that child life as long as God allowed life. Praise God for your testimony---and please know many tears and prayers are going up for you.

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,
My heart aches for you. I lost my son Ryan almost 14 years ago and I so understand what you are feeling. The emotional and the actual physical pain. The feelings of peace and the joy. You and Issac have touched so many with your strength and faith throughout this journey. You will continue to see, as I have with my experience with my beautiful son, that many lives will be touched by this for years to come. What a blessing you have been.

Come fly with me beyond the stars,
Beyond our fears, where angles are
And there together sit beside
The Hand of God.

We'll watch the day approach when souls will fly.
We'll see our many wishes touch the sky
And Happiness becomes a dream that
Lives in peace but doesn't die.


The pathways of angles are marked by beautiful moments, tender gestures and sweet gifts to the soul.

The mark of an angel is love.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Teena Mabe

denise niebisch payne said...

I just came across this sad news and as an old friend of Pat's, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family and know your faith will sustain you. Your story is a testimony to God's great love. What a priviledge it must have been to know Isaac!
may blessings be upon you,
denise niebisch payne

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