Everything changes now
In loving memory…
September 25, 2008
Silas’ name in the sand in Australia
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September 29, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Rest in peace little angel. Know there are many on this earth who loved you dearly.
September 29, 2008 at 2:06 pm
He is beautiful.
September 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm
He is absolutely beautiful. My heart goes out to you.
September 29, 2008 at 3:03 pm
He is a gorgeous little boy. I am so sorry for your loss.
September 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm
on every breeze, he will come to you.
September 29, 2008 at 6:50 pm
Sweet baby boy. Surely a star is dancing in heaven for you. Sleep well, little angel.
September 29, 2008 at 7:23 pm
Simply beautiful. I will never forget that little face.
September 29, 2008 at 7:56 pm
Lani-he is absolutely beautiful and will live in your heart forever. My heart goes out to you
September 29, 2008 at 7:57 pm
Just beautiful. Just perfect.
September 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm
such a gorgeous boy… a sweet angel
September 29, 2008 at 8:53 pm
grandma & grandpa g.
Our beautiful, beautiful grandson…your heart beats in ours forever…
He is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Words can not express the sorrow and pain I feel for you and your entire family. My deepest sympathies…..
September 29, 2008 at 10:10 pm
Some people live a lifetime without receiving as much love as little Silas did and does.
What a testiment to you.
Thanks for sharing hime with all of us.
September 30, 2008 at 12:09 am
May your angel rest in peace. He is beautiful and so loved, now and always.
September 30, 2008 at 9:06 am
Found you through the beauty that moves blog. My thoughts are with you.
September 30, 2008 at 10:23 am
I too, am here from Heather’s Beauty that Moves blog. . . . your story is beautiful and heart wrenching. I can’t imagine a loss like this, and am so sorry that you are experiencing it. I’ll be sending warm and healing thoughts.
September 30, 2008 at 11:05 am
He is beautiful and looks like an angel. I am thinking of you.
September 30, 2008 at 12:08 pm
What a beautiful baby boy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both during this difficult time.
September 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm
He is perfect, I will think of him every time I look to the stars.
September 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm
My heart is broken, Lani. Your son is beautiful, in every way, and I hope you find the strength to remember him as such. He is truly a gift. You are in my prayers.
September 30, 2008 at 3:59 pm
kim klein williams
The most beautiful of all stars leaves so many broken hearts. Silas will be with you for eternity. May you find peace and comfort within each other and your families. Both of you created a magnificent soul. our love and prayers. xo
September 30, 2008 at 4:15 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He is beautiful and god is lucky to have him as one of his angels. Be strong, stay strong.
September 30, 2008 at 5:15 pm
I can’t find words to express how much sorrow I feel for you. You sound like strong, loving people and your little boy was lucky to have your love. He is lovely.
September 30, 2008 at 6:54 pm
Your family is in my heart.
September 30, 2008 at 9:44 pm
I am so sorry for what you are going through. He is a beautiful boy and will live in your hearts forever.
October 1, 2008 at 10:35 am
Lani and family – I am deeply saddened to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love you share help you through this difficult time.
October 1, 2008 at 11:48 am
So unfair, sad, wrong. He is beautiful. We grieve with you.
October 1, 2008 at 3:49 pm
jay (mike's friend)
I’m so sorry. I wish your family all the love and strength in the world.
October 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm
Lani, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
October 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm
Patti Brown Mulligan
Lani and family – Please know the LOVE that is felt for all of you right now!
My family and I will pray on each shining star knowing that Silas is there making the world a brighter place for we mere mortals!!
October 1, 2008 at 7:25 pm
I am beyond words. He is simply perfect…a little Lani If I do say…you will never forget but within time will get through….peace and love to you all.
October 1, 2008 at 8:17 pm
My wife Jen and I are friends of John Clancy (Roomate) in Asheville NC. I am pretty sure we may have met you in our travels of the country, but I cannot be sure. Although we dont know each other we wanted to extend our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to you guys and your family. We have experienced many of the same feelings in the last year that you have written about, having suffered our own family tragedy. The pain never goes away you just learn how to put it in the most positive light that you can. I am absolutely shattered to see this happen to another human being having been graced with the privlidge of fatherhood. We are thinking of you and all that we know you will go through in the coming months and years. There just are not words to express………………
October 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm
Our beautiful cousin, we love you!
the Connells and Cannons, and Aunt Virginia, of course!
October 1, 2008 at 11:42 pm
sweet little one. he is beautiful.
October 2, 2008 at 9:45 am
He is so beautiful…absolutely perfect.
My heart breaks for you.
October 2, 2008 at 11:40 am
I’m so sorry for your loss of your beautiful boy. There are no words, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace when you are ready.
October 2, 2008 at 12:32 pm
Rest in peace sweet baby boy.
Chris and Lani, words cannot express my deepest sympathy. Silas Orion was and is the luckiest little boy to have two wonderful, gracious and caring parents as the two of you.
May you both know that I am here for you and know that my love goes out to you.
October 2, 2008 at 7:40 pm
Julie Rich Carus
Lani and family,
I am so deeply saddened and stunned to hear of your enormous loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. There are no words to make this better. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Your beautiful, perfect boy will always be in your heart.
Much Love, Julie
October 2, 2008 at 9:15 pm
I do not know your family personally, but please know that my heart and prayers are with you.
Please know that your son is looking down from heaven and wears the wings of an angel.
With deepest sympathy,
October 3, 2008 at 10:40 am
I pray your strong family support helps you through this difficult time and we are very, very sorry for your loss.
Sadly you cannot touch Silas but he will always be strong in your heart reminding you what great love you are both capable of.
He is your angel; forever young and pure watching over you both now.
October 3, 2008 at 7:03 pm
What a terrible loss that no one should ever have to endure. My heart breaks a little more each time I think what you must be going through. Stay strong.
October 3, 2008 at 10:28 pm
I’m also here from Beauty That Moves blog and wanted to express my sympathy for your loss.
October 3, 2008 at 10:35 pm
Such an amazingly beautiful boy.
I am so so sorry.
October 4, 2008 at 7:41 pm
Sweet, sweet boy.
Beautiful child. Silas, I know you are in Heaven now playing with all the beautiful babies that are so dearly missed. I know you are playing with my girls Emi and Daniella. I know you are not to far to escapre the heavy hearts of your parents.
October 5, 2008 at 7:18 pm
Such a beautiful baby.
October 5, 2008 at 9:00 pm
He is a beautiful boy. Perfect and peaceful with my dear baby Hope xo
October 6, 2008 at 12:57 pm
Chris, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
October 7, 2008 at 2:11 pm
I’m so sorry for your lost. My family and I send our love and prayers.
from ECT- Bright Horizions
October 7, 2008 at 5:49 pm
Lani and Chris,
You all are in my prayers. I’ll pray for comfort, strenght and healing for you and your family. He is so beautiful. Love Cynthia (ECT Bright Horizons)
October 8, 2008 at 8:33 pm
I check in and look at him every day — he’s a little angel. I am certain that there is some kind of heaven and he is there peaceful and perfect.
love you both.
October 8, 2008 at 8:51 pm
Lani & Chris, I am so sorry for your terrible loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. My heart continues to break again and again….may your love for one another give you much needed strength during this most difficult time.
October 9, 2008 at 3:12 pm
Lani & Chris, Your son, Silas, is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for coming to share your story with us. I am so sorry for your loss, for your pain, for all the darkness right now. One day you will look at that amazing picture of your son and see only light. One day you will look at that amazing picture of your son and feel the amazing blessings that his life has brought into yours.
October 11, 2008 at 2:25 pm
Dear Lani and Chris,
I am truly sorry for the loss of Silas. I can only begin to imagine what you must be going through. Lots of love to you and your family, and I look forward to seeing Lani again working with the children at our center.
Chikako Morioka; Bright Horizons in Shelton
October 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm
Dear Lani and Chris,
I’m really sorry for your loss. Your son looks beautiful. I hope that you can heal in the coming days. You and your family are in our prayers.
October 22, 2008 at 1:25 pm
Dear Lani & Chris,
I was thinking of you today and decided to check-in by looking at Lani’s site and I hopped onto yours only to read the stunning news about our little angel Silas.
There are no words to express such a loss. Our hearts are saddened here in San Francisco and we send our love to both of you. Our children and their families, and our congregation are praying for you and your entire family as you struggle with this terrible loss. May God’s peace, which transcends ALL human understanding be with you at this time.
All of my love,
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Pre-School in San Francisco
October 29, 2008 at 4:22 am
My heart aches for your tragedy.
November 4, 2008 at 3:30 pm
What a beautiful boy.
I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
February 20, 2009 at 8:19 am
Silas is absolutely beautiful. I’m sorry that he died. I’m sorry that every day, babies die like our babies died. I wish things were different. But this is our world now.
Missing Silas with you both.
March 3, 2009 at 9:01 am
Chris and Lani,
I have known about little Silas for some time now. This is the first time that I have seen him. He is so beautiful. I look at his little face in disbelief that he is sleeping. I will never understand why we all have had to know such pain.
I want to send you both my love and prayers
Carly – Christian’s Mama x
March 18, 2009 at 12:05 am
What a gorgeous and perfect baby. Silas is forever perfect and unadulterated. My heart is filled with so much sadness, empathy and love for you. This photo of him is a reminder to me of how fragile and blessed every moment of every life is. I am thinking of you constantly.
May 22, 2009 at 2:16 am
OMG OMG..I just couldnt stop saying that when I saw this beautiful baby.. I dont want to think or even imagine the pain,you guys are going through, becacause I cant…
I’ve no words to say,none at all. Except that, I am here, and I am thinking about your family…
All my love
June 3, 2009 at 6:27 pm
when i seen this i was touched my 3 week old son’s name is silas and i seen this and looked at him and felt blessed.. i am very sorry for ur lose..
July 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm
Sorry for your loss of Silas. Words are not enough. Thank you for sharing too.
My daughter Abigail died in October. God bless you and your family
September 25, 2009 at 3:42 am
My baby passed away Sep 7th, 3 years ago.
I have no picture to share, for me or anyone
My wife went in pre-term labor and we lost the most precious thing in our life.
Not a day goes by without the thought of what might have been if our baby was with us.
My thoughts with you and your family.
September 25, 2009 at 6:21 am
he just so perfect, so beautiful and my heart goes out to you both. It doesn’t seem right when a baby is taken so soon. Please accept my congratulations on your perfect baby, and my deepest thoughts about your angel.
Love sent across the ocean to you both.
April 30, 2010 at 8:35 pm
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August 12, 2010 at 10:49 am
As I too know the loss of a baby; I know your pain will never heal. But I pray for you as I pray for myself every day that I get use to this feeling and learn to live better with it. I wish I could give you and your wife a hug. The pain we live with every day should never be felt by a human being! Landen Charles (Sept. 16 2009) Lacci Michelle (June 18 2010) Rest in peace sweet Silas… Enjoy those wings!
February 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm
Your son is magnificently beautiful.
July 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm
Wow, he is so beautiful!
September 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm
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