October 29, 2008

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.....

Dear Friends,

The words to that song have new meaning for me...

Friends of ours named a star after our son, Christian, and had it registered with the Stellar Registry! The weight of this wonderful gift hit me hard this morning as I stood outside just before sunrise... The stars shown so brightly as they lit up the sky.

On the certificate reads the words:

Time has taken me from you

Although not very far.

Know that I'll be watching you

Through sunshine and the brightest star.

Maybe one of them is my little Christian watching over me and his daddy...letting us know that he is well. It makes my heart feel good to believe that anyway.

Love,

Leah

8 comments:

mrsrubly said...

how sweet. that gave me goosebumps! your son will be forever missed! just think when you look at the stars in the heavens one of them will be sweet christian watching over you and ryan. til next update. good night.

Anonymous said...

Leah,
You are supposed to feel sad, to feel so sad you can't breath sometimes, a lot of times. You are supposed to not want to leave the house and to cry...a lot! Your son is not in your arms, if you didn't feel all of that, then I'd worry about you. It will be great to see a counselor, but not because all that you feel is wrong or bad but because she can be like a friend that you can feel totally comfortable talking to without feeling like you "should" feel or say anything different. And she can give you tips on how to take steps down this rough road. But don't ever think you should be ashamed of how you feel.
Praying so hard for you.

Carla Burlando said...

What a thoughtful and special gift to have a star named after your son. Now the hard part, figuring out which one it is that has his name :) That should keep you busy staring at the sky for a while! Little Christian is being loved up and is whole and healthy in Heaven. I'm sure he knows you and his Daddy and is waiting with excitment for you to join him someday. What a reunion that will be! That gives me such a measure of peace and anticipation for our true home. Until then we have to settle for some "Homesickness". Praying for you my new "cyber friend". :)

So Blessed said...

What a precious gift...one you will always treasure. Your son will always be remembered and loved.

Praying for you today.

Susie

Anonymous said...

You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. Please go get the book The Shack. I promise you, you will not be disappointed.
I pray that God wraps His arms around you really tight and holds you close to His heart.

Mrs. Mother said...

That is a great gift. I need to do that for Jenna. One night after she had died, we were driving home, and my daughter saw a shooting star. She said that it was Jenna. Now, when she sees an especially shiny star, she says that it is Jenna and my granny.

Seabolt said...

Leah,
I am not sure how I came across your blog but I have been following for a while. This post touched a special part of my heart. First I want to say that I am so sorry for your loss. 4 1/2 years ago my husband and I lost twin boys to premature birth (@ 21 1/2 wks.) Stars are very special to us. Everytime we are out of town on a trip we like to sit on the balcony (late at night) and look at the stars and talk to the boys. It never fails that we will have a show of shooting stars. We feel that is our way of the boys letting us know that they are ok. That is a wonderful idea to have a star named after Christian. I may steal your idea if you don't mind. :)

I will keep you and your husband in my prayers. And it does become more tollerable but just remember to give yourself time.

Take care,
Jennifer S.
Atlanta, GA

Anonymous said...

Although i dont know you at all...i've been following your blog since the beginning. You should know that you are in soooo many complete strangers thoughts and prayers....i feel so badly for you and your husband. I thought of you both so much on Halloween day actually. Since it is such a day for children, my heart was actually breaking for you both. I'm sure it must have been difficult for you. I just wanted you to know that soooo many are praying for you all the time. Blessings.