Friday, August 24, 2007

Tribute to Isaac

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

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this precious tribute. Sweet Isaac touched so many lives. As a parent, I can only pray that my own son would be such a strong witness for Jesus!! My words are so inadequate and I usually do not post comments but rest assured that I am one of many praying for you and checking on you daily. You are always in my thoughts and prayers and I will continue to share your sweet boy's journey. I hope that your time away was just what you needed. Take care of yourselves and eachother. Much love!

samdanmas@yahoo.com said...

Patience and Jordan,

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tribute to Isaac. Just know that you both are in my prayers.

God Bless You!
Sam, Dianett & Melo

Amber Engebretson said...

What a blessing this video was for me tonight. Tonight, I am missing our son, and seeing so much love between you and Isaac, just reminded me how precious every moment we are given with our children are.
Thank you for once again sharing Isaac with us. From those huge, deep eyes, his wonderful baby chub, and that wee little ear that if I would have had the chance, would have been nibbled on. He was a perfect gift from the Lord, and has been an amazing testimony to the Lord's grace and mercy!
I pray you are all still feeling the amazing comfort of the Lord's arms. I know that almost 4 months out from our son's death, he is still very much right by our side. :-D
Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with us. There were so many sweet pictures. We are continuing to pray for your family. I know we don't understand why things happen, but God is Mighty, as you know. And He can heal our hurt. I can't thank you enough for sharing your story with us... your faith is amazing to me, and it is such a lesson to me. Thank you a thousand times. And yes, your little boy IS dancing with the angels!! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,
I have been reading your blog almost since the beginning, after I stumbled upon it when looking up unrelated things. I have never posted here, but have checked daily to see the updates. It is with tears that I am finally led to leave you this message, after watching the beautiful video you have chosen to share with us.

I left my church home quite some time ago due to life's difficulties and challenges, and questioned faith and my beliefs. Shortly after beginning to read your blog months ago, I became so inspired by the faith and strength that you and others shared during your pregnancy, and especially during Isaac's many difficulties. I began to see how such a belief in God carries us through the most difficult times of out lives, and how He truly watches over each of us. My own problems and concerns were clearly so insignificant in comparison.

I have since returned to my church family and have been blessed beyond belief to enter anew into a relationship with God and I truly believe that had it not been for your example during the months that you and Issac have shared your experiences, I would still be questioning and wondering.

I know this is an incredibly painful time for you and your family, but I needed to let you know how much your testament has changed my life and that of my own children, who are once again being led in a Christ-centered home. I will never be able to thank you enough or to thank Baby Isaac enough for the blessings you have been to us.

I apologize for the long post, but finally felt I had to let you know what you have meant to me and to so many others along the way in your journey. I will continue to pray for each of you daily, and to believe that Isaac is indeed smiling down on each of you with pride and love.

Warmest thoughts and my deepest thanks.

Anonymous said...

To the 2:42 post, thank you so much for sharing your life with us. I am so very proud of you and your new walk with the Lord. Once again, I am reminded of God's love and faithfulness.
To Jordan and Patience, I am so proud of you and am continuing to pray for God's peace and comfort to be given to you new every morning. The tribute to Isaac was very moving. I think the music selections were perfect to go along with his pictures. Thank-you for posting it. Love you both!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Patience and Jordan,
We've been thinking of you so much, and praying for you and your families over the past couple of weeks. I hope your break away gave you some much-needed peace and refreshment.
The slideshow of Isaac is just beautiful, and the music you chose is perfect... 'It is Well' is one of my favourite hymns, but I've never heard the other song before, and I loved it.
The pictures of your little man are so beautiful - you clearly had such wonderful times with him, and he was so loved.
Once again, please be assured that we're holding you very close in our thoughts and prayers, and will continue to do so. Although we are miles and miles away, we are walking beside you through your journey.
Sending you all our love, and thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures of little Issac.
With love,
Alison, Pete and Charlie xxx

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing! There is no question that Isaac knows the love of his family. Praying for you everyday.

Anonymous said...

The slideshow was beautiful!
Im glad that you got to go on a much needed vacation! And I will continue to pray for you every day!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

We love you Jordan & Patience, and miss you. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your testimony, for being thankful for the small things, that every day is a gift. That every gift comes from His hands. Thank you for opening your hearts and sharing your journey with all of us. It has been a blessing to be a part of your many supporters. To cry with you, to know the joy of loving Isaac. We know He will continue to wrap His arms around you, and hold you close, to be your comfort, strength and joy. We love you so much.
love, Brian & Kim

Anonymous said...

Absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing your sweet boy with us and allowing us to become a part of your journey. Your testimony for the Lord is awesome! We love you!

Stefani McFarland

Anonymous said...

so many times I see you two at the store or at church, and I want to run and hug you and tell you I love you both, but after losing my son, I just know there are times when you just dont want to go over it again and again because you were just here to get milk..but I know inside..it gets easier and days go by and then weeks, then months and then years, in my case 14 years go by and you get stronger in your faith and you go on and trust God for what is going on and you imagine the day you see each other again and smile and keep going. I know Jesus is coming soon and it wont be long when we will hold our sons again and live eternaly with them. I love you both and just know I am holding you both in my heart.
Steph

Anonymous said...

I can't remember the movie, but one character says, "I think I will have succeeded in my life if people said of me only this - that I loved well." These pictures show how much love fills your family. And Isaac, the way he gazed upon all of your big smiles with those eyes - it is so obvious he knew without a doubt how much he is loved. If that love is so weighty to shine through a 2-D picture the way it does, I can only imagine the utter force of it he felt in person. I am certain it floods his heart, even now, with such joy. It is so beautiful.

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I can not believe how powerful those photos are. You have a love for your son that models that of Christs. I did not know that our friends Jay and Jackie were very close friends of yours until Issac's passing. How deeply loved you are and I can tell you that you are being prayed for by so many as your hearts are grieving and healing.
As a new mother, you have shown me how to take each moment with my daughter and drink it in and to daily surrender my child up to the Lord for his plans and purposes and sovereign timing. Thank you so much for allowing so many to yoke with you in this.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful video!

Anonymous said...

Isaac is beautiful in those pics, i know that God has a plan for you!
And God put isaac here for a purpose, for you to love,for him to love you and to share his life story with others and comfort them if thier child is sick and God put you here to take care of Isaac and the love him and comfort him!
Just like pastor Matt said "everyone has a purpose" and i think about that everyday, i dont know my purpose yet but i know that i will have one i just have to find it! Im only 12!
Jordan and Patience, i pray for you everyday, and isaac is "dancing with the angles" and we shout out to God because we know that we are going to see the ones that we loves so dearly again one day!
just like this, i praise God everyday for letting me spend 6 months with my neice, ashlyn! and i know that her and Isaac are sitting on Jesus's lap!
God and Isaac will watch over both of you and i will pray for you everyday! i hope to see you at c3 real soon!

love always,
elizabeth narron

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Jordan & Patience,

Thank you for sharing this video. You have been on my mind and heart so much this week... I have been praying that God's comfort is still holding you. You and Isaac are still so deeply in my family's hearts... we love you and will still be here praying for as long as... well as long as you need...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for showing me God's mercy and love in your life. I am overwhelmed right now and don't have words to say....I love you and am praying fervently for you-

Angela C

anita said...

I feel like through this internet journey, I was able to KNOW Isaac... And my life is better for it.

I love you guys...

Allison Tomasek said...

Thank you for sharing that with us. I don't even know you and yet it broke my heart to know the pain he and you've been through but such peace to know he is dancing with the angels.

God bless you and I hope you keep this blog up so we can encourage and pray for you and with you as you heal.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this, it was so touching. I love you guys, you continue to be in my daily prayers.

Pam

Anonymous said...

I pray for you everyday!

Anonymous said...

I pray for you guys everyday. I'm always here if you need me.

Alli

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing once again your journey of faith. Just know that as the days turn into weeks and weeks into months that I will be praying for you guys that the peace and the fullness of God will be very real and tangible to you both. May the presence of God go before you and encompass you on everyside.

We bless the grandparents, aunts unlces, cousins and the entire extended family knowing that "Our God Reigns"

Sharon said...

I came across your site through a xanga friend and I have been praying for you during this difficult time. The video was beautiful and brought me to tears. May you continue to seek the comfort of God's loving arms in this time.

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience, Thank you so much for posting the slide show. You both are in my thoguhts and prayers. I haven't really been keeping up with the story, but reading some of your "blogs" I can tell how much of Godly people you both are. Again, my heart goes out to you two.
Stephanie Roberts

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing these slides. So beautiful and touching! Reminds us of God's wonderful love! What a gift Isaac has been to you, your family and us who have been touched by his story. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace. I know He will, as always! To God be the glory!

Sister in Christ
EP Annapolis

Anonymous said...

the tribute was very precious. continually praying for you...

~kim~
gibbsboro, nj

Lindsay Arnold said...

thank you so much for sharing. i have been forever touched by you and your family. i always hold my brant a little tighter and a little longer, and i pray for you every time. life isn't fair but what a testimony and example you have been to all of us. we are all better because of what you have let God do through you. i love you both and am so thankful that my sister introduced me to you.

Anonymous said...

Words can never express to you both how much this journey with you and Isaac has changed our lives forever. God has performed miracle after miracle and we have seen with our eyes and heard with our ears the way God continues to use it ALL for HIS glory.
I cried and cried watching this tribute to Isaac and the words to the song said it all. I know your tears were mixed with sorrow and joy....but I also can see Isaac is dancing with the angels bc God gave him a taste of that on earth with his precious parents. God gave Isaac two parents that held nothing back and loved him so much like his heavenly Father. It would do us all well to learn from you how to love God's way.
I am praying that God is continuing to hold you close and that HIS comfort and strength is new every morning.
Love you SO much!

Anonymous said...

Tears sting our eyes, and gratitude overflows from our hearts. Thank you over and over again for sharing Isaac with us. We continue to pray for you daily.

Much love,
C3 family

Anonymous said...

How beautiful and touching! If its not too painful can please keep your blog going. I will continue to pray for you - I'm sure others would like to hear how the Lord leads and comforts you in the coming days and months. God bless you both very very much.

Anonymous said...

That slideshow was absolutely precious. It was nice to see the little man's personality that came out at home. I think my favorite was Isaac wearing the enormous sunglasses! We all knew he was a cool dude at heart :) Isaac was quite the fighter and im happy that you have all those memories to hold on to!
I hope you both enjoyed your much much needed vacation!
-Kerry (in Boston)

Julie said...

This was beautiful. He has the most precious eyes!!!
You two are in our thoughts and prayers often.

Nikki said...

I was so sorry that I couldn't make it to Isaac's memorial service, thank you so much for sharing that tribute with us. You abd your family are in my prayers daily and on my heart and mind always. God Bless and Love Always, Nikki

Donna said...

This is such a touching tribute to your son Isaac. He touched so many people in his short life. He will never be forgotten. God bless you.

Donna said...

This is such a touching tribute to your son Isaac. He touched so many lifes in his short stay on this earth. He will never be forgotten. God bless you both.

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for you both.
I think some of us are wondering, but too afraid to ask...how are you guys on hospital/medical bills? I know those remain behind and I'm praying about those too....

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful tribute!! I also loved the music you chose....the 2nd I'd never heard, and it was so perfect. I am praying for you both.
Julie, Maine

Kim said...

What a beautiful video. Isaac was a miracle child.
I posted a video on my blog today that may bring some comfort to you.
I am praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the tribute. It was nice to see the smiles you all shared :). The second song is so appropriate and powerful -- what a great reminder. Praise God for His goodness, grace, and mercy in giving us a heavenly home.

Stacy said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful son. I am in tears watching your tribute.
I will continue to pray for you both.

Anonymous said...

Thank you both for allowing us to be even a tiny part of your precious son's life. His journey on earth may have been short, but he touched more lives in that time that many of us do in our extended lifetime. What a wonderful witness Isaac was and will be in my life forever. God bless you Patience and Jordan.
In Christ,
Rick & Shelia

Ashley Robinson said...

Issac is a beautiful boy. I miss just as I miss my very own Ella Jean. I truly know the hole you feel in your heart. I am just empty inside. I pray for your family every night. I believe our sweet babies are in the presence of our holy God. That helps heal my heart, but it is a very slow process. I just wanted you to know that I love your sweet Issac as well as your family.May God continue to bless your family and mine. Ashley Robinson

Rev. S. Callicoat said...

What an amazing tribute to your little fellow. Small as he may have been, his short life here has surely touched many. His song of life has ended but his melody will linger on and on for you his parents and for every face this little fellow smiled upon. God is awesome and I pray that He will comfort you and your families, now and in the future.

Barbie_B said...

Isaac accomplished more in his short life than many of us do in a lifetime.

Always in our prayers,
The Burnettes

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your faith is amazing. I know that you will see Isaac again some day.
I will keep you in my prayers.
My nephew also had HLHS and passed away almost 5 years ago.

Laura said...

Patience and Jordon,
I came across your journey from a friend of mine. Your journey has I am sure full of tears but joy also. I have never walked in the pain your heart must be feeling now but just know that prayers have been lifted up in your behalf and as God's children he has or will ever leave you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Leino Family,

That was a beautiful tribute. Thank you so much for sharing your life and precious boy's story with us. Watching the tribute I gained a tiny bit of understanding of what it must be like for you... loving your precious child so much and yet wanting him to be free of the cumbersome medical equipment. Now he is free indeed "dancing with the angels". My prayers will always be with you.

God bless you as you take this next step in life whatever it may be.

Love,

The Cosenza Family

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,
I just wanted to drop by and let you know that we are still thinking of you and praying for you all the time. Not a day goes by when we don't think of you and little Isaac.
Continuing to send you all our love, support and prayers,
Alison, Pete and Charlie xxx

Anonymous said...

It has been a month today, sweet Isaac. We continue to love and miss you, even though we know you are in a better place. Now we have even more reason to look toward that day when we will see Jesus face to face, because we will get to see you again as well. Grandma Lynn

Anonymous said...

Pai and Jordan,

Thanks so much for sharing the most intimate of sorrows and joys of your heart with the nations. Isaac was truly a gift and a promise from the Lord which you will be with for eternity. So, just a little while longer and your sweet reunion will take place. You have much love to give and I know that many have been the recipients of that deep God birthed love. I have been one of those people. I love you! May the God of all peace be your comfort and joy and manifest His presence among you. Cindy ><>

Dawn said...

thank you for sharing such a precious part of your family with all of us. Isaac will always have a special place in all our hearts.

Sugar Sugar Bags said...

Jordan & Patience,

I sit here and weep as I can only imagine what you guys have been throgh. And I am ever so encouraged by your demonstration of faith and perseverance. What a testimony the two of you share together and with little Isaac. That song could not have been any more perfect as I listened to the words and reflected on my own dad's death, someone so special to me who went to be with Jesus way too soon, and for reasons only God Himself knows. I admire your trust and strength in our Heavenly Father, and He will bless you beyond measure in your lives...you just wait! Thank you for always sharing and being so candid...I love reading your journals of all you've been through...You have maturity beyond your years spiritually speaking, and as someone who has not been through something as challenging as this, I stand here amazed at your grace and wisdom you have displayed over these past long months. I will continue to hold you near and dear to my heart and pray for comfort as you grieve the huge loss of Precious Baby Isaac.
Blessings to you both and I send my love to you! HUGS!!
Michelle Estrada

M said...

He is just precious. Thank you so much for sharing his short time on Earth with us.

What wonderful parents you were to that sweet angel.

Bless you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your touching story. What an angel you have waiting for you in Heaven.

Busy Momma said...

Sending you all so much love, your little boy is the sweetest. I know he's watching over you now, as you watched over him while he was here.

Anonymous said...

when I read your story , it touched me in so many ways. He was your girft from god. when i saw your video tears started pouring down my face. go be with you 2 in your time to heal.

Anonymous said...

I attend c3 church, and I enjoy Jordan's keyboard playing and Patience's beautiful voice. I saw this video, and asked myself "why god?" while sobbing through the tears. I have 2 young daughters, 2 and 7 months, and know the unconditional love you feel for your son. I was angry, and depressed for you, the loss of your son. God placed Isaac on this earth for a reason, when he fullfilled his calling, God called him home. I hope you grow together as a family, and always love your son. As, now I have a new understanding for the Lord. Next time I see you both in church, you might notice a young mom staring at you in amazement of your strength, that will be me. God Bless.

Michelle Jamie said...

What a beautiful son!