September 18, 2008

Happy One Month Birthday, Son...

Christian Dale Paige
"Our Beautiful Boy"
Born Aug. 18, 2008

Only a few minutes old...


Gone too soon...

I miss you, Son....

Love, Mom


14 comments:

Melissa said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! The picture of you and Christian (the last one on the bottom) is just precious!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Mrs. Mother said...

He was beautiful. I hope today is as peaceful for you as it can be.

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Oh Leah - look at him! He is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing those precious, touching pictures with us. Christian made me smile today.

Has it really been a month? It seems like yesterday and forever ago - to you especially I'm sure.

God bless you, Sister.

boltefamily said...

Praying for you! These dates are so hard and you have lost much! Thank you for sharing those pictures! What an amazingly beautiful boy!

Love and Prayers,
Kristy

Ava said...

What a beautiful, beautiful boy! I read your blog regularly and am so inspired by your words. Your family of 3 has touched many lives.

I continue to think of you and pray for the days ahead...May God be the lifter of your head and show Himself to you in new ways each and every day!

Love, Jenny

Christena said...

Dear Leah,

It's gut wrenching to see pictures of your sweet Christian and such happy faces on you and Ryan, knowing that the smiles turned to tears all too soon. But I know that the tears don't take away the immeasurable joy of having held and loved Christian. The joy and pain live hand in hand in your heart. What a beautiful idea to build a garden for Christian. It is a piece of his legacy that really does live on, through every new bloom and every visiting butterfly. What a wonderful place to go to reflect, remember and pray.

Still praying every day that more and more waves of peace wash over your heart to make this journey a little easier to walk.

Love,
Christena

Carol said...

He is beautiful, Lisa! Thanks for sharing your heart as you go through this journey.

KingsLittleBlessings said...

Beautiful pictures! What a beautiful little boy. He was/is sooo very loved. Look at the prrof you have of that, in pictures, to keep his memory right there with you...
Thanks so much for sharing his life with us.
Our family still prays for your family daily.
The Kings, Vancouver, WA.

Darlene said...

He is such a beauty, Leah. I hope God holds you in His loving arms in Christian's garden today.
Darlene

PS I think he looks so much like you in the second picture down!

Laurie said...

Thinking about you and Ryan today Leah, and your beautiful Christian. He is perfect and you are so right, gone too soon. Praying you through sweet friend. This truly is the hardest thing you will have to endure. May God carry you gently as you lean on him for your strength.

Love and Blessings, Laurie in Ca.

Tashia said...

I cannot believe that it has been a month since your precious son passed. All those beautiful pictures show how many people love Christian and continue to love him. It shows how many lives he touched. This continues to remind me what a gift my children are. Honestly, when I became pregnant with my daughter, I was not prepared and it took my awhile to adjust. I did not know how I could love and care for a second child. Boy how I was wrong. God had a reason for giving me my daughter and showing me how much love you can have for more than one child. She is a precious gift (as is my son obviously) and it has showed me that God had a plan for me that I could not see at the time.
I hope that you will consider having another child or trying. Not to replace Christian obviously cause that could never be done. I just hope that you can experience that love and joy again and tell your new child about their big brother, their guardian angel in heaven and how full and blessed his life was.

Deb D. said...

He is heart-stoppingly beautiful! And one so small and whose days were so few has touched many, many of us and colored our world more thankful, grateful, and dear. Thank you, Leah and Ryan, for sharing your beautiful son and your painful journey with us all.

Cathy said...

You and your little boy take the most beautiful pictures. I love the adoring looks. I can't begin to imagine the ache in your arms and hearts.

lizbeauchamp said...

Leah and Ryan, I'm so sorry for your loss of beautiful baby Christian. I found this blog on accident, while I was searching for my late aunt. It was a shock to see a beautiful face that I used to know. I'm crying right now because I had been feeling so sad lately and couldn't figure out why. I think it was because of Leah, who I was in the Army with and used to be close friends. I always thought of her around Oct./Nov. because of her birthday that is coming up. My heart is absolutly broken over your loss. I am too emotional to continue, but I love all three of you very much. God bless you, love liz from califonia