August 20, 2008

Thank you Lord!!!

Our prayers have be answered...our boy is alive and we have been given more than an hour with him...as a matter of fact it's been three days and it looks like we will be able to take him home.







We can't thank you all enough for the prayers and well wishes. We have before us the miracle of prayer. Thank you Lord for listening to our prayers. We have truly been blessed.

Please excuse our delay in posts...the hospital internet won't let us access our blog editor. We plan on being home on Thrusday or Friday.

God bless, Love Ryan, Leah, and Christian

56 comments:

Jessica said...

Leah Ryan and baby Christian, You are in our thougths and prayers what a beautiful family you have. May the Lord continue to bless you with time and precious memories. Our prayers are with you!
Love, Tony Jessica Julia Ayden and Ella

petebon5 said...

thank you jesus! thank you for this beautiful baby boy! oh how i am so happy for you!! i have come to you from the Stanfields'. God does hear every AMEN~~we have proof! he's is handsome! just precious. i will continue to pray for your sweet family. i will pray that you will have many moments hours months and years with your sweet Christian. bonny in TX

Jaclyn said...

I found your blog through Kenzie Stanfield and I am SO thrilled to hear that your beautiful baby is doing so well. i will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

Joelle said...

Hey Ryan,Leah,and Christian
Just wanted to say that all three of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so happy to hear that you will get to take your baby boy home. Take care and know that there are many of us thinking of you all.
Joelle Daniels

Anonymous said...

This is the greatest news. I have been checking in hourly for an update and He is beautiful. I have been in constant prayer since I found your blog and once he was born I hit my knees again. He is a miracle in deed. Please love him enough for all of us out here in blogland also.

Jamie

Anonymous said...

congratulations! i found your blog through kenzie stanfield's have been praying for special time for you with christian. God bless!

Leigh (Tenn) said...

Congrats! He's beautiful.

Jenna said...

Priase God for this beautiful little baby!

Emily said...

Congratulations on your little miracle!!!!

Stacy said...

Leah and Ryan-Praising God with you! I will continue praying for sweet baby Christian and you both...that God would strengthen you all moment by moment, day by day. Continued healing for Christian. I am so excited for you all and what a sweet homecoming you will have as a family of 3! He is beautiful. Can't wait to see more pictures. Leah-You are a radiant mommmy!

In Christ's love and grace-Stacy

Gabbin' with Giff said...

Praise the Lord!! I know you don't know who I am, but I've been carrying you to the Father. What awesome news...enjoy every moment(I'm sure you don't need to be told that :) )

Kathy said...

Dear Leah, Ryan and Christian,

What an amazingly beautiful family the three of you are!

Praising and thanking God for this precious one!!!

Praying your trip home and all the adjustments go smoothly. Praying also for lots of help, meals, and that all your needs will be met.

He is so, so adorable. May God continue to bless you all!

Kathy in Michigan.

Vic said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
After reading another blog- I started following your story. What an exciting day for all of you. My prayers are with you and best wishes,

Victoria

Penny said...

Ryan & Leah!

I so SO excited for you both!!! Praise God the many prayers have been answered and you have been given the gift of time with your precious son. I have only followed your blog just recently. I am not sure how I got here but God has pressed you both on my heart. As a survivor of IF with many IF friends and an "older" Mom I feel a closeness and your story has warmed my heart. We have been praying so hard for little Christian and are thrilled that he is here and able to be with you. We are continuing to pray that he keeps fighting and proving the odds wrong.
Christian is BEAUTIFUL! and Leah you look absolutely beaming to finally be holding your son!

Leah said...

Hi,I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and have been so touched by your story...I have been praying for you all and I just had to comment seeing your beautiful baby boy and that is still with you! I will continue praying for you all! My name is Leah too:) If you like you may visit my blog, just click on my name.

Cathy said...

Oh Leah, God is so great! We are praising God here in Texas for this beautiful gift, the gift of more time. To know your little boy so much more! The pictures are precious and you just soak up all you can with your lil one.
Cathy & Annabel

Shelly said...

What a beautiful Baby boy! I am praying for you and your family daily.Enjoy every second with your precious gift from God!

Melissa said...

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Congratulations on your little boy!

Tanya and Don said...

Congratulations! He is so precious! The three of you have amazing strength and determination that can only be Heaven sent!

Ava said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! I have followed your blog and share your joy in God's miracle! May His very sweetest blessing be yours!
Love, Jenny

Darlene said...

Oh! He is sooooooo beautiful. baby Christian, we will be praying for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Weir family
Pennsylvania

Kenzie said...

PRAISE THE LORD! What beautiful pictures of sweet little Christian and his mama! We are praying so much for you... and we are SO GRATEFUL for the update. We will continue praying for God's hand to be ever-present in your lives and that He will continue to keep Christian safe and here with you. I'm just so thankful and absolutely amazed! I know you are having a wonderful time cherishing every moment with him!

Love lots & covering you in prayer!
Kenzie

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! He is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! He is simply beautiful, what a blessing from Him! Enjoy, "Mommy" and "Daddy"!

from a new friend,
N. Palhinha

The Lenda's said...

Praising God that you are enjoying holding your precious boy in your arms. So glad you are looking forward to bringing him home. MAy God continue to bless his life and work many miracles in and through Christian.
PRaying in PA
Rachel

Rob and Amy said...

Praying for your entire family! He is just gorgeous, gorgeous and soooo handsome!

Angie said...

Congratulations! Praise Jesus that Christian is alive and here and that you are spending wonderful time with him. I will pray for you all as you prepare to go home tomorrow! God will be there with you every step of the way.

jill said...

What a beautiful blessing. Congratulations to you both. I hope that god allows you many memories with your sweet little boy. He works miracles, just look at what he has presented to you!!

Laurie said...

Leah and Ryan,

Christian is just beautiful and I am so blessed to hear that you will be taking him home. Wow!!! Congratulations you guys. The Lord has certainly blessed you with answered prayers. I will continue to pray for you guys and for your sweet little miracle. God is so good and loves you so very much.
Enjoy loving on this little guy.
Love and Prayers, Laurie in Ca.

Pete said...

Yessss! I'm so excited for you guys!

ann_e_kennedy said...

Congratulations on your miracle! Kenzie Stanfield is a friend of mine and has asked us to pray for you guys as you were awaiting Christian's birth. Blessings to you guys!

Ann Kennedy
Texas

Kat said...

God bless you all! God is good. What an amazing life to know nothing but love every day you are on earth. Christian is blessed to be allowed such a life!


Kat

Cori said...

I don't remember how I found out about your blog but I have been praying for you every day since....I am thrilled to read that your little guy is doing well. God has blessed you.

Anonymous said...

He is so beauitful!

Holly Morey

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Christian is beatiful! Praising Jesus!
Kim

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your son's arrival. He is absolutely beautiful. We are praying for your family.

Jowers Family said...

Wow! What a surprise as I checked your blog tonight! I have been praying for the 3 of you for some time and am so excited about the time that you are getting to spend with Christian!! I will continue to pray!!
Mandi

Kim said...

Oh my gosh!! he's beautiful, your beautiful!! I am so very happy for you both that christians birthday was as you hoped, Im thrilled you have time with him, I will continue praying for the 3 of you. You and ryan are 2 of the strongest people I know, you've not taken any of this lying down and fought so hard for your son, I am proud to call you my friends.
Love you much
God Bless
Kim
p.s. I've never blogged before I signed up so I could write to you, would love to see more pics. take care of yourselves.

Trisha said...

Congrats on your beautiful little boy. I also want to thank you I found out that our unborn lil boy has t18 last week, and your blogs have really helped me. I am praying hard for Christian and can't wait to hear about his great growth to come!!

Blessings,
Trish

MarlaJen said...

Dear Ryan, Leah, and Christian,

I came across your blog through another, and am so touched by your amazing story. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marla

Melody said...

Congratulations!

debbie davis-plumb said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL OR SHOULD I SAY HANDSOME.. WE ALL ARE THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU EVERYDAY.
BELIEVE IN MIRACLES
HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU ALL AND A GREAT BIG ONE TO CHRISTIAN!!!!
LOVE,
DEBBIE, HOLLY, AND JESSICA

Jennifer Burgett said...

Praise God!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you have been given this precious time with your beautiful son. May the Lord continue to bless your family.

Candi said...

God is so good! Your family is in our prayers.

Lindsie said...

Oh my! He is absolutely beautiful! I have been following your story for quite sometime now and have been praying for yall everyday, as well as placing yall on the church prayer list! I cannot explain what joy it is for me to see you holding your precious little boy and to hear that you will get to take him to his very own home! What a miracle, a blessing a perfect story! Be sure to keep the blog updated! We will continue to pray for you here in Kaufman, Texas. Congratulations!!!

Laurie said...

Hi Leah and Ryan and Christian,

Just stopping by this evening to sneak another peek at that precious little boy of yours. What a miracle!! I am praying for you guys and hoping you will all be home by the weekend. I hope you won't need a boat to get you there. Fay is not being nice right now. I think you have gotten more than enough rain:)
Leah, I just have to tell you that you look so radiant and blessed in your picture, holding your little treasure. God is so good.
Psalms 18:6 says: I called to the Lord in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From his temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears. I thank Him for hearing your prayers, and mine:)

Bless you and be safe, Laurie in Ca.

Lindsie Johnstone said...

I know that I have already left one comment. But I want yall to know that I cannot quit thinking about your sweet little family. Please keep us posted. Shalom

Lisa said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. Congratulations on your little miracle. God is so good. He looks like a handsome little man.

Megan B said...

Praise God! He is so good! I found your blog through a friend's blog and have followed your story. I'm so happy to hear you will bring your precious little boy home with you. congratulations!

stephanie garcia said...

Praise GOD! I am visiting from Kenzie Stanfield's page and wanted to congratulate you on your precious son. Christian is beautiful ... GOD bless you.

sea star said...

A big happy congratulations to you all. Enjoy these precious days with him. He's so beautiful!

JuJu - said...

Oh he is beautiful:)

God bless you al:)l

Destini said...

AMEN! God is good all the time, all the time God is Good!

Kristin Amato said...

This is such wonderful news. You and your family are in my prayers! I know Jesus is right there with you and your precious baby.
~Kristin

Mandy said...

He is just precious. I know this is such an emotional time for you and your family. Try to soak it all up. My time with Madeline is a little fuzzy and I know it was just because it was all so overwhelming. God bless and I will check on you later.

Mandy
GA
www.madelinegracefoundation.com