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.


Rhonda said...

Our prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss, my heart is broke.

The Figs said...

thanks for letting us be with you in your time of mourning to pray & rejoice alongside you & your families.

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

RETTAMAN said...

To the Leino's...

I am sorry about Isaac's earthly passing. Words cannot accurately describe what I am feeling for you except that I need to believe that God does have a plan for all of you even though Isaac is no longer here with us on this earth. I know there is some rejoicing as well as grief.

I have been encouraged by your journey and it amazes me. There have been days in which I had enough of *many* things and reading the blog uplifted me. I am thankful for you and that you opened up this very special and personal part of your lives to others. Seeing the pictures of Isaac really was heart-warming.

Please take care of yourselves and get some much-needed rest. Know that many people are still praying and keeping you in thought during these next few days, weeks, and months...and MORE.

Gregory <><

melissa boone said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Ive been following your sweet boy for a long time now. Words cant explain what it is like to lose a child. I know this is going to sounds so weird. But I lost my son when i was just 22 weeks along.He was born and passed away on Aug 5th 2006 and his funeral was also Aug 9th. I know all to well how you feel.God always does whats right. If you need a shoulder to elan on please email me at
God Bless, Melissa Boone

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and the family. God is too wise to EVER make a mistake, even when we don't understand. I pray God's peace will rest upon you, the peace of God that passes ALL understanding...that will keep your hearts, souls, and minds.
Thank you for allowing us to be with you through this and for allowing Baby Isaac to touch our lives.
Zelda - NY prayer warriors

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you. God has a beautiful new angel with him now. My heart truely goes out to you.

Julie said...

God bless your family. Words just don't seem sufficient. At least our God is! May His arms be wrapped around you in your grief.

Julie, Vancouver, WA

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the temporary loss of Isaac. But what joy comes to my mind when I think about him perfect and worshipping Jesus. You both have showed true faith in these last few months. I will continue to pray for your family. I wish I could attend the services but due to distance I cannot attend. I feel like I know you and your family and will be sad to come to this blog and not see news of Isaac. I pray that the Lord blesses you far more than you can imagine. May you always follow His leading. Thank you again for sharing your family and life with my church group and my family. We will miss you!
Shawna Batson and friends and family
Tahlequah, OK USA

shadowcarp said...

one of my friends just recently pointed me at your blog about isaac, and all i can say is that my prayers are with you. my wife and i have had a rough go in just trying to have kids, but nothing we've been through could compare with how difficult it has been to watch isaac as he's struggled.

i know it is hard to find comfort right now, but know that you've got good friends who are not only lifting you up in their prayers but are also getting their friends to do the same.
Scott (

Jean Ohlerking said...

safe in the arms of Jesus.

we are praying for you both to lean hard on our heavenly Father as you help each other through this tough time.

what a wonderful gift Isaac was to you and to hundreds of people whom you may never meet until heaven. he brought a lot of love to this old world.

thanks for sharing him with us.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. My heart aches for you both. But there is much rejoicing on the other side. And you will all be together very soon. Holly and Al, Trey and Aaron Brewer

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you all. About a month ago my mother introduced me to your blog. She works very close to your family and I have checked this blog everyday since. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Issac's story has touched my life and I prayed for him everyday. Everytime I would look at this blog, I was touched by so many people and their responses. Thank you for sharing his life with us. We are all glorified to have a new angel in heaven watching over us!! I will always keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie said...

I just found your site and read Isaac's story from beginning to end. I do not know you but I am praying for you. May God grant you a peace that passes all understanding, a strength that overcomes all the weariness and burdens your heart must bear, and a song in the night when the tears will not end.

May God bless you richly over and above all that you can ask or think as you carry Isaac's story and the testimony of his little life as a light to a darkened world and a memorial to all hurting hearts.

Becky Evans said...

My heart was broken when I heard the news Patience....but then I read your blog. What an amazing display of faith you and Jordan have had through all of this and YOU gave ME comfort and encouragement in the midst of this that our God is an awesome God who can ONLY do good. And He will use this to bless others....based on these responses, you can see He already has. You are wrapped in my arms right now and even though it's been a long time, I love you as a sister in Christ and am praying for your broken hearts to mend.

Anonymous said...

Praying for God's comfort for you through the Holy Spirit. I LOVE YOU and am so thankful to have your family in my life.


Sara said...

Dear Jordan and Patience,

Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I was reading my devotional this morning, and I felt like God wanted me to pass along his word.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Mercies and God of ALL comfort, Who comforts us in our affliction.

We love you and will be praying for you.

The Cosenza Family

Anonymous said...

Jordan & Patience,
Tears, tears, tears. I will pray for you over the next few days as you go through the process of releasing Isaac along with others. I will also pray as the H.S. leads in the future as I know the days and weeks and months and years ahead will bring back memories of your beautiful little one. Grieve to the full now and in the future, but remember in those times we have hope. One day your little one will meet you again and what a reunion that will be. He will be whole and healed and so excited to see you again. I do understand in a way as one day I'll be with our little ones also. You have been an amazing blessing extending Christ to others over the months. I am changed because of your walk through these months. love, karen woodall, l-burg

Anonymous said...

I first visited your blog through a link on my friend Carrie Pankake's blog. I've been following little Isaac since shortly after his birth. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I rejoice with you that your precious boy is in the arms of Jesus now, never to endure the troubles of this earthly life. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Thank you for your faith during this difficult time - you are an example of trust in our sovereign God.

Anonymous said...

We love you ...words are inadequate...however, our God is a BIG God and He can hold you and comfort you like NO OTHER.
Our hearts are broken for you and we grieve with you and we also rejoice with you.

Anonymous said...

i am so sorry about your lost. i will be prayer for you. i really thought he would have made but he is with god and i sure he is happy

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I have been encouraged by your journey and it amazes me. I will always be greatful to you and your family for sharing your sweet angels journey with the world. Thank you so much for your strength, faith, and just for being who you are.

Staci Dwyer
Yonkers NY

Anonymous said...

Just a note to let you all know that my heart is continually with you all. The faith you all have is so uplifting to me that even tho I am saddened by our loss, I'm excited by the "gain" Isaac has been given by getting to be with our ultimate Father. Isaac is such a winner in so many ways. And you, as parents, did (are doing) such a wonderful job in "riding the wave" - showing Isaac the love of God while he was with you all. I can just sense a conversation between God & Isaac about the 2 of you as parents - so wonderful and loving to the child you were blessed with and such wonderful servants to our Lord. Although I will not be able to attend the viewing, do know that I will be lifting you all up in prayer, rejoicing in the comfort and peace that sweet boy baby Isaac is now experiencing and also rejoicing in the joy that God has blessed you all with for the time of having Isaac. And as its been said many times, Isaac had been such a world changer - the Leino family as a whole has been - and I thank you for the sharing of your lives during this journey. And I thank you both for the words of hope and faith that you all wrote so that it helped me to grow and take time each day to remember that all things are possible with God and that no matter what, God is always with us.
Love in Christ - a C3 family member

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

You are such an inspiration.

I couldn't stop thinking of you all night.

Anonymous said...

Please let us know if there is some place we can make a donation in Isaac's name.

Our prayers are with you!

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you both in the loss of your precious boy....I have just heard of you all in the last few I haven't followed your journey like most have here until the end....but thank you for sharing. You are both in my prayers--may God continue to be with you in a special way.

Julie, Maine

Anonymous said...

May God continue to give you strength and love you need. You both are such an inspiration.
Melissa Drouin -EP Annapolis MD

Tony Rogers said...

Jordan and Patience,
Rejoice in knowing that Issac is bouncing on Jesus' knee free of pain. Thank you for letting me travel with you on your journey through the blog. Issac's story has been such an inspiration to my staff here at the Range and his life has touche dso many people and through your faith know that numerous people have come to know the Lord and others have started a closer relationship with our Saviour. May God continue to wrap his arms around you to provide a peace and comfort as the healing process begins. Please know that as you read this, I am lifting your entire family up in prayer.

Tony Rogers

Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry for you all, but like you wrote, he has a new body now, and in God's arms. You will be in my prayer.

The Sepulveda's said...

My heart goes out to Isaac's brave parents and the living, Isaac is at the lords table being pampered by all around him and your right he is pain free and tube free as my mother is now. God bless you my dear sweet faithful parents.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Amen

Charlotte, James & Jeffrey

Anonymous said...

Praying for you both. It's been a long journey. MAy God cradle you in his Everlasting Arms and continue to calm your hearts.


Danielle Miller

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan, we are all grieving with you, but rejoicing for Sweet Isaac! Thank you for the gift you gave us in sharing his journey from mother's womb to his heavenly home! His story has impacted so many people, in ways you will never ever know. But God knows, and His purpose for Isaac is clear to anyone who reads this blog-what a testimony of faith and endurance-I can only smile when I think of him in heaven, smiling and laughing, knowing he will see so many of us again! He will forever be on our hearts, as an awesome God's "wave surfer"!!!

We love you!

Laurie, Larry, jayme and Shannon Yaw

Crystal S said...

I hope to see you Thursday, sorry I can't make it Wednesday. I will be thinking of you all though.


The Pressley's said...

Thank you for letting us be a part of your mourning and prayer during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...


I just want you to know that we love you and your family. I am keeping you guys in my prayers. My heart is breaking for you.
With all our love,
Shane and Monica Sisk

Anonymous said...

Dear Jordan and Patience,

What a bitter sweet day it was to learn that your sweet boy went to be with his Heavenly Father. He is now without pain and suffering and has a perfect little body. We can not imagine what you are going through, but know that you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. The two of you have been such awesome parents and your faith is amazing! The Lord couldn’t have given Isaac to more amazing parents than the two of you. Your faith has been an inspiration to us and to everyone that has been on this journey with you. Isaac has touched more people’s lives in his short time on this earth than most have touched in a life time. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. We can not wait to meet our hero Isaac someday.

We pray that the Lord will watch over you and your families during this difficult time and always!

We love you guys!

God Bless,
Danny and MaryAnn Barnes (C3)

Sue Brown said...

Such a sweet little boy.
A most precious gift from above.
Amazing is your story .
Could you share it with us?

Just here for a short
One hundred sixty one days.
Reaching the world,
Delivering to us all an
Awesome testimony of faith.
Never speaking a word.

Loved by so many,
Everyone prayed,
It was part of God's perfect plan.
Now you're in Heaven.
Oh, to God be the glory!

Anonymous said...

i am so very sorry for the pain you feel right now.your little guy left such a imprint in this life he had.he showed great courage love and patients while he was with you he will teach you how to live a life with him in your heart not in your home.take comfort in knowing this life is short you will be with him again.very soon.for god has all the answers as to why he needed another hero......he choise your boy. god bless

jim said...

safe in the arms of Jesus! what more could two loving parents ask for? and know he is looking down on you with love! i know you are mourning, you will see him again! rejoice in that thought! Jesus said "suffer the little children to come unto me, for they shall inherit the kingdom of heaven"! asleep in Jesus! blessed thought! and now dear parents, keep your faith alive and look to Him for guidance! He is there in your hour of need! no busy signals or long-distance charges on that prayer line! my heart is with you in this time of sadness for your loss! jim

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about Isaac. He was a joy to take care of! You both are such awesome parents and great examples and witnesses for the Lord. Isaac touched many lives, and I know that God was glorified though him. I am happy to think he is with Jesus now. Thank you for being such Godly examples to so many people. I am praying for you.

Melissa, UNC PICU RN

Anonymous said...

You don't know me. I was told of your story through my friend who is expecting a son with the same birth defect. As I type she is ready to deliver and as I anticipate his birth, we weep with you as our hearts break to hear of your loss. I have prayed for you and your family and will continue to do so as you walk this difficult road. May you always know the sweet, gentle love of our Lord and may your heart be protected to know He is in control, despite the feelings otherwise. While in our humaness we may not understand, but in our spirit we can know His plan is perfect for each of us, including Isaac. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort you as only He can... a sister in Christ, Raleigh

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan: My deepest sympathy for your whole family. I will never forget how much Isaac made me smile... ~ Chris RN

Anonymous said...

When a child is sent to us with Special Needs, they leave Imprints on our hearts that will last forever. Know that Issac brought together a world that has been in tatters, and for a moment, he gave you Hope & made you Smile....May Peace be with you and a gentle hand rest upon you all with comfort.
From a mom with Special Needs

Susan said...

We are thinking of you and praying for you-
Susan, Lisa and Becca Fox
Annapolis EP

Anonymous said...

My heart grieves with you on the loss of Isaac. It has been a great joy to lift you up in my prayers. Through this time of sadness I would have you remember that God thought so highly of you two that he gave Isaac to you to care for. God always knows well the hearts of those who will care for his special children. You have found Favor in your Lord's eye. God bless you and keep you. May God shine his light upon your face.
Love always, your sister in Christ, Adele Henderson.

connie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with
you..We feel like we went on the
Journey with you and your sweet boy.
He is in the hands of our precious
lord . I can't tell you how much my
faith has been strengthen by your testimony of your precious Issac.

Anonymous said...

I was so sad when I heard about Isaac. Isaac and your family touched many of us throughout Isaac's stay in the PICU. You are an amazing family and wonderful parents! I'm sorry I won't be able to attend Isaac's memorial service. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melanie PICU RN

Brittany said...

I stumbled across your blog a while ago on accident, but I have been following your blog for awhile now. I have prayed for you all, and it saddened me to hear the news. I pray that God would continue to give you all strength, understanding, and a peace. I can't begin to even imagine what this is like, but know that you are covered in prayers by people who don't really even know you. You all have amazed me at how at the hardest times you have continued to trust the Lord and His plan. I will continue to pray, and I am so very sorry for your loss.

North Carolina prayer partner

Anonymous said...

Your sweet Isaac looked like an Angel tonight, resting peacefully. My heart is heavy for you....

Love you guys,


Anonymous said...

Leino Family,

You will be in my thoughts as you go through this difficult day. We love you and feel so greatly for your loss.

The Lord will give strength to his people, the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Psalm 29:11


I will never fail you nor forsake you.
Hebrews 13:5

The Cosenza Family

Anonymous said...

May God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine down upon you during this difficult time in your lives.

I have only read a portion of this, but what I read brought tears to my eyes.

God is sovereign..His ways are not our own.

May you take comfort in knowing you'll get to see your little boy again one day soon.

God IS Jehovah Jireh and the God of all comfort. You all have been so strong during this time. May He continue to give you His strength in the days ahead.

My prayers are with you, especially today.

May God bless you.

The Figs said...

patience & jordan:

it was so wonderful to meet your families last night. it was clear to see the faith you projected through isaac was a legacy given to you by your parents & grandparents. how blessed our family truly is to have you open the doors of your heart & include everyone in such a personal & private journey. thank you, once again, for sharing isaac & your families with us. thank you to your parents for sharing you with us & instructing you so well.

we are grateful to God for this season in our lives & that you're both such an important part of it.

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

Anonymous said...

Dear Jordan, Patience, Pastor Matt, Martha, Dr. Joyner, and Chris, that was the most beautiful memorial service that I have ever attended. Jordan & Patience, please know that you will forever be in my heart and that Isaac has changed my life forever. Your son still has a purpose and I think Isaac's story will heal others who are hurting. Please continue updating us on how things are going in your life because you are important to all of us! I am so glad I finally got to meet Isaac. Thank you so much for sharing him with the world.

Lindsay said...

Jordan and Patience,
I am so sorry that I couldn't come to Isaac's memorial service today, but I have thought of you both through out the day and your sweet boy. I am so happy that I had the pleasure of taking care of Isaac and of meeting the two of you. You have both been so amazing in the most difficult situations....what a wonderful testimony you've been. I'm praying for you both!